I am going to slowly put together a home gym and have been cruising ebay and craigslist for good stuff. I have nothing right now and am planning on getting a power rack, bench, tower (not sure what it's called for dips, chins, hanging leg raises) and weight set.
I also want to get a piece of cardio equipment, but am unsure of the quality of some of the machines I see for sale. Bikes hurt my bum and treadmills just don't appeal to me (I've never enjoyed running). I like using the ellipticals at the gym and was thinking either one of these or a stepper. I mostly do shorter HIIT sessions (when I do any cardio!) and wonder if cheaper models can handle the intensity.
Any thoughts on cardio machines or home gym purchases in general? Anyone know of good brands/models or ones to stay away from? Thanks!