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Purchasing a Treadmill and Rower


#1

Im thinking of investing in a top of the line Treadmill and Rower. Can anyone recommend a model and brand and also tell me why you recommend? I had purchased a $500 treadmill in the past but it didn?t standup to the rigorous use. So these two pieces of equipment will have to be fairly hardy.

Thanks again.


#2

Concept 2 Rower. Make sure you learn to row properly. SERIOUSLY. In about a month youll be posting about back problems.

Tredmill: The outside pavement 2006. Use it. Tredmills are a very expensive way of jumping up and down. Think about it. You're not actually moving anywhere you're just making sure you don't fall off the back.


#3

Don't know much about treadmills, but as a former rower, you gotta go with the concept2 model D.


#4

i agree. i rowed in college (quit this semester) and that is all we used. you can look for some used ones on www.row2k.com
make sure you have good form though:
catch-drive-finish which should equate to legs-back-arms then as you go back up the slide: arms-back-legs.

goodluck, those are torture tools


#5

I agree, the concept 2 is the best out there. As far as treadmills go, it really depends on how serious of a runner you are. First off, to get a decent treadmill, you are going to have to spend a minnimmum of about $1200.

If you want a top of line treadmill, get a True. If you still want high quality but want to spend a little less get a Vision or a Pacemaster. I used to sell exercise equipment and worked for the midwests largest fitness dealer.

If you are interested, PM me and I could probably get you a pretty good deal on that stuff.