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Exercise Bikes

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by shauny, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:26 PM.

  1. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    im after an exercise bike, but the half dozen or so that ive sat on are too short,and the seats dont go any higher. i have a bike,but have not been on it for a while,so want something i can
    sit my arse on while watching netflix /tv any tall chaps 6 ft + 17-18 stones have any recommendations for such a machine?? cheers all
     
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    Considered a turbo trainer?
    Can use your own bike then...

    If it must be a bike, check out spin bikes - they're usually very adjustable.
     
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    ive seen those, but i dont want chain lube all over the wall/carpet :)
     
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    any pics?:)
     
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    Thankfully no lol
     
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    Maybe use less lube?
    Or wipe the chain down to get excess off mebbe...
    It's never been an issue when I've run my bikes on the turbo.

    Anyhoo.. Personally, I'd look at spin bikes (if turbo's no go)..
    Even the gym bikes I've used haven't been that good..
     
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    We used to have a recumbent exercise bike

    before zoe’s legs gave up completely

    it was great, very comfy. She’d sit ‘in’ it and pedal away for ages watching the tv.

    very low to the ground

    I used to use it too and I’m 6’2”
     
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    @shauny can I ask what your looking to get from the exercise bike mate? Is it just a bit of exercise to get a sweat on or is it that injures etc prevent other workouts? The only reason I ask is there is different ways of working out from home that you can do for a fraction of the cost of buying an exercise bike that will give you more bang for your buck and will provide almost endless variety and you can tailor your workouts to suit your goal. And you only need the same space that a bike would take up.

    The equipment I'm talking about is a kettlebell.

    I dont know if you've done much with a kettlebell mate but the versatility is unmatched. Great for cardio, strength, power, stamina and coordination. :up:
     
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    Isometrics worked very well for me in the 80’s
     
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    Carl Lewis machine, I'm 6ft 8" and it goes higher than I need, 32" leg.

    Just checked, it's an EM50 model

    carl-lewis-5-kg-exercise-cycle.jpg
     
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    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Ironically mate I'm in the same boat as you as we move house next year and I have a garage that's getting converted into a man cave and was looking at a bike and rowing machine to add to my freeweights also :thumb:
    Watching with interest :thumb:
     
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    nice one .cheers steveo:thumb:
     
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    static bike, cardio. got bench and a few loose weights. took over a 100kg of plates to the tip before i moved:facepalm:,
    didn t realise how dear stuff would be to replace. just kept dumbbells and a few small plates
     
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    I've just sold all my free weights, over 300Kg olympic, bench, rack, several bars. Age as taken over and I still think I can lift heavy but I kept hurting meself, so it's all gone and I've gone over to a suspension trainer, I got this one it's better than the original TRX in my useless opinion. Understand it may not be ideal in front of the telly :)
     
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    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Tell us more about these please mate?
    Good replacement for weights?
     
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    Absolutely, depending on what you want to achieve. Thousands of videos on youtube search TRX, the number and variety of exercises is amazing. Not for bodybuilding but for low/no impact fitness training they are brilliant. Very good for whole body, and core workout. The ones I linked to need nothing added even have the bolts for the ceiling hooks are included.
     
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    I had not considered a kettlebell as I didn't think they were that versatile, I guess google will tell me otherwise. I also gave away my free weights when I moved and not looking to bulk up again I am looking for anything that will work on cardio, fitness, strength and these seem too cheap to not try. I suppose once I've looked at what you do with 'em it will give me a guide to which one to buy, first. :thumb:
     
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    I've done free weights for 20odd years and will always continue to do so. But I also a few years ago took up a strength and conditioning condition class at a boxing gym where the format is 60 exercises where you go flat out for 30 seconds then 10 second break to move onto to the next station. A lot of the stations are kettlebells. I was amazed at the variety of uses. I ended up buying a couple of different weight kettlebells to keep at home just incase I ever couldn't get to the gym.

    YouTube will give you complete workouts to follow until you've sussed them out.

    Well reccomend bit of kit though. :up:
     
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    Akita177 Addicted to Iron

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    If getting older my advice is to start strength training while you can.

    If you do cardio do short high intensity interval ,rather then catabolic or endurance.

    If you need to lose weight what you eat is the key , start intermittent fasting and slowly increase your fasting window.
     
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