Buying a Treadmill

Written by Frederick L. Waters

If you are considering buying a treadmill you need to take into consideration a number of factors that will determinerepparttar quality ofrepparttar 113065 machine. You want to avoid buying a cheap treadmill, because they are not built for endurance and will probably breakdown after minimum use. Treadmills under $800 dollars are not built for endurance and performance and you will get an inferior workout and your machine will not last.

So what do you look for when buying a treadmill, and should you buy your treadmill from a dealer or onrepparttar 113066 Internet?

Buying a Treadmill from a Retail Store

The obvious advantage when buying a treadmill from either a large retail store or fitness equipment specialty shop is that you to try it out. You can try out all ofrepparttar 113067 features, comparerepparttar 113068 belts and their impact, and get a feel for what works for you. But this comes with a cost. You are paying for two costly expenses. First, you have to pay forrepparttar 113069 retail overhead costs. Most retail fitness equipment stores are in prime locations. This cost ofrepparttar 113070 building adds significantly torepparttar 113071 price ofrepparttar 113072 treadmill.

Second, when buying a treadmill you are paying forrepparttar 113073 commission torepparttar 113074 salesperson. And since he is on commission you can't always be certain he is going to provide you with objective information. Togetherrepparttar 113075 retail costs andrepparttar 113076 salesperson's commissions can add up to 10% - 15% torepparttar 113077 cost of your treadmill. If you feel a need to try it out then you just need to factor in that cost.

Buying a Treadmill Online

When buying a treadmill online you can save considerable money, but you have to be an educated buyer. Butrepparttar 113078 reality is treadmills are like computers. They are composed of many ofrepparttar 113079 same features and components. If you know what you are looking for in a treadmill, and you are familiar withrepparttar 113080 features you want, then you can easily shop and compare online. Inrepparttar 113081 process you avoid having to travel all over town comparing prices and features. The whole process can be done at your desk.

Proper Form and Technique While Exercising

Written by Peter Kudlacz

Proper Form and Technique While Exercising

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Pay attention to using proper form and technique when working out with weights. Some ofrepparttar points I want to discuss in this article may seem very basic or trivial, but a momentary reflection onrepparttar 113064 basic points I will outline will help improve your overall workouts. I feel this article will be helpful for novices and experienced fitness enthusiasts alike!

There are two reasons why you should always pay attention to form and technique when exercising. The most important and most obvious is that if you're not performingrepparttar 113065 exercise correctly, you riskrepparttar 113066 chance of hurting yourself either immediately or inrepparttar 113067 long term. The other reason is that you are not realizingrepparttar 113068 full benefits from your workouts. You are merely going throughrepparttar 113069 motions.

For people just beginning training with weights or if you're trying out a new exercise, it is important that you understand howrepparttar 113070 exercise is performed,repparttar 113071 mechanics of an exercise. As well as what muscles or muscle groups you are working. For more experienced people, sometimes it's good to re-evaluate how you are performing a particular exercise. How you can improve upon what you are doing. Sometimes over time form and technique tend to slip into bad habits.

So what constitutes proper form and technique?

When beginning a new exercise forrepparttar 113072 first time, start with a very light weight. Go throughrepparttar 113073 motions ofrepparttar 113074 exercise slowly. This way you'll gain an understanding on how it is to be performed as well as committingrepparttar 113075 movement to memory. You'll also learn whether or not you are comfortable withrepparttar 113076 exercise or whether it is even worthwhile doing. Once you understandrepparttar 113077 basic movement, you may continue with your desired weight.

Concentration. Concentrate on what you are doing. Your mind should be focused onrepparttar 113078 task at hand. This way you will avoid bad habits.

When performing an exercise stress equallyrepparttar 113079 positive andrepparttar 113080 negative ofrepparttar 113081 movements. For example, if you are doing a dumbbell chest pressrepparttar 113082 positive isrepparttar 113083 movement up andrepparttar 113084 negativerepparttar 113085 movement down. When exercising, many people forget aboutrepparttar 113086 negative. They exert all their effort onrepparttar 113087 pushingrepparttar 113088 dumbbells up, but they bring down or letrepparttar 113089 dumbbells drop too quickly. Thus negating any benefits derived fromrepparttar 113090 negative portion ofrepparttar 113091 exercise.

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