how much should i spend on a treadmill?

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  1. kilabeez0

    kilabeez0 New Member

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    i work out 4-5 times a week at home with a friend and i need to start adding in some cardio to rid myself of this gut. should i buy used, new? i dont want to spend alot and have it turn into a clothes hanger. any suggestions?
     
  2. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    Just go running outside, its free!
     
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    Join a gym ftw... more motivation and more options, rather than doing the same treadmill every day.
     
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    GTLifter Banned

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    dont waste your money although if you are in the ATL area I know a guy who sells them
     
  5. Ibanez Guy

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    buy one with the orthopedic belt on it. Cushions the run so its not like running on cement.
     
  6. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    To start off walk in incline for 30mins at a time.
     
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    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    just btw, a treadmill sucks compared to normal running because the belt pulls your front leg back with every stride, making things a lot easier. running outside is a lot more effective.
     
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    tryfuhl New Member

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    I hate treadmills but in my experience selling and using them, I'd say 1000 should be where you start, those 300-500 dollar sears joints are ass...
     
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    ShapeShifterz Longtime Lurker

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    I always wondered the physics behind this. From my experience, running on a treadmill isn't easier than running outside (incline aside). There shouldn't be a difference between the pavement moving underneath a stationary runner, or a stationary pavement underneath a moving runner.

     
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    ^^^ I'm with this dude. What does it matter if it pulls your front foot? Either way you are pushing off of the lead foot and pulling your own body weight in front of you. The only downside I see of working on a treadmill is that people tend to shorten their stride cause they feel confined on that thing.
     
  11. kilabeez0

    kilabeez0 New Member

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    no thanks.
     
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    I think running on a treadmill is harder because you are going at a constant speed.
     
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