Your right. It is best to save for a while and then buy quality. Look, who can really afford to buy a replacement in a few years OR pay medical bills for an injury?
I also agree that Variety IS awesome. Do you guys think that a Leg Press is worth the cash?[/quote]
As long as you asked, if I were on a limited budget and wanted a piece of equipment for my home gym, the Leg Press machine would not even make the top ten.
If I already had an Olympic Weight Set, My top ten might look something like this (off the top of my head):
- Squat Rack
- Chin-up Bar
- Dipping Rack
- A good Set of Dumbbells
- Iron Man Grippers
- Glute Ham Machine
- Incline Bench
- At least one good lifting rock
- At least one good lifting log
Other than that you can always use extra plates. Don’t get me wrong I own a Leg Press Machine. It does offer some variety. However, I rarely use it. when it comes time to work legs I always think, If I am going to spend let’s say twenty minutes working legs I can either use the Leg Press machine or I can get a far superior work out in the same time by doing Squats. It’s all about economy of motion, but that’s another topic. (Maybe just having there makes me feel better as I don’t think I actually have to squat if I don’t want to).
What ever you decide good luck!