Training & Nutrition - Trainers (again)
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12-12-01, 03:59 PM
I'd like to get some opinions on trainers as compared to stationary bikes. Are you more likely to use it? Is it at all more enjoyable? I have an older stationary bike and absolutely hate it. I'd rather run on the treadmill than ride that bike. And I don't like it either, (in case you hadn't guessed). ;)
12-12-01, 05:05 PM
I think that a stationary bike is alot better than a freakin BORING trainer. I would be on the stationary bike a whole lot more than the trainer, and even more than a treadmill. Of course it depends on the stationary bike, ya know like the ones that gyms have that have programs that vary the resistence, I would be on one of those most of the day.....but if i had an old stationary bike I would be on a modern treadmill more then!
12-12-01, 06:03 PM
I would get a set of rollers instead of either a trainer or a stationary bike. The rolleres at least make you keep conscious of what you are doing. The other two are for brain deads and that is why they are so boring.
I rather like my rollers and have some fun on them.
12-12-01, 10:27 PM
I thought I had this all figured out. Can someone explain how useful having a remote controller for variable resistance is? After all can't I just change the resistance by changing gears on the bike? I have an opportunity to purchase a used inter-rim trainer w/ dial variable resistance for 50 bills. Seems like a good deal.
An old stationary bike holds absolutely no intrest for me. If the resistance can't be changed without cranking on some knob it belongs in a rest home.
I don't know why trainers are being offered with the remote resistance knob either Bobsled. After using the trainer a few times, it seems you would know where the basic resistance should be left.
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