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    sub zero temps and an apartment, what are my training options?

    as the title states, im dealing with severe wind chills outside an i live in an apartment. i have access to a set of rollers and a trainer but i am afraid of the noise. i live on the second level and i cant help but think there will be a lot of noise in the room below me.

    anyone have experience with this?

    are prodicts like this a viable option for absorbing noise?

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    Are you on carpet or hard wood? If you are on carpet you should be ok. You may want to add another carpet with pad on top of what you already have. I think it would also depend up the quality of the building and insulation. You should be able to work out during the day without too much problem anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    Are you on carpet or hard wood? If you are on carpet you should be ok. You may want to add another carpet with pad on top of what you already have. I think it would also depend up the quality of the building and insulation. You should be able to work out during the day without too much problem anyway.
    ive got carpet. the construction seems pretty good. we have been quite loud at times and have not had any complaints. i was just worried about something sitting directly on the floor. another piece of carpet is a great idea.

    i would think the rollers would make less noise but i would rather use a stationary for space requirements....

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    I ride a trainer in my apartment over Winter. I'm on the 4th floor and no complaints as of yet. The place is carpeted and I put a camping mat underneath the trainer, seems to do the trick. I try to get all my rides in before about 9 pm just to make sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neurocycler View Post
    I ride a trainer in my apartment over Winter. I'm on the 4th floor and no complaints as of yet. The place is carpeted and I put a camping mat underneath the trainer, seems to do the trick. I try to get all my rides in before about 9 pm just to make sure.
    i do believe i am going to try that. camping mat and all.

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    Any chance you could just go knock on the door of the apartment below you and talk to the people? Maybe give them your phone number and ask them to call if it's too loud and you'll stop? Find out what time they are gone, and train then if possible?

    Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    ive got carpet. the construction seems pretty good. we have been quite loud at times and have not had any complaints. i was just worried about something sitting directly on the floor. another piece of carpet is a great idea.

    i would think the rollers would make less noise but i would rather use a stationary for space requirements....
    I vote stationary. Seems like a good way to get a workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    Any chance you could just go knock on the door of the apartment below you and talk to the people? Maybe give them your phone number and ask them to call if it's too loud and you'll stop? Find out what time they are gone, and train then if possible?

    Just a thought.
    Excellent advice!

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    i just wanted to make sure it wouldnt sound like a tornado before i bothered trying to get the trainer to my apt. it sounds like it will be reasonable enough to try. the lady downstairs is very nice.

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    Check with the people below. Maybe your schedules are such that there's time when your noise won't bother.

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    she is a retiered lady with no car.

    she is generaly there when i leave for work, and there when i return.

    the way you guys describe it i think i will be ok. i am not used to sharing walls/floors

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    I've lived in a number of apartment buildings and my neighbors have yet to complain about my rollers or trainer. And I do them in the early morning, with the TV blasting!

    My girlfriend on the other hand...
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    Join a gym? Take spinning classes and focus on cross training and weight lifting in the off season. Problem solved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown View Post
    Join a gym? Take spinning classes and focus on cross training and weight lifting in the off season. Problem solved!

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    i want to do this, and did last year, but work has me on the road too much for the investment.

    i tried anytime fitness (so i could go while on the road) but i generally end up putting in 12+ hour days working/driving/flying while in the road (on salary) and do not have the time/energy...

    i have a trainer, i just need to get it relocated to my apartment and put it on a pad.

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