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chad newton
07-31-2022, 02:06 PM
A friend just gave me a brand new machine. She had no room for it and Atleast it will be in good hands. What do you guys do for workouts? I have never used one, if I run I have always ran for reals or had a treadmill over the years for when I didnít want to go outside. Let me know if you do variables or whatever. Iím just trying to figure out if I want to try to make room for it at my house or not....

Faramir2
07-31-2022, 02:24 PM
Not much of a runner myself. The variable resistance of an elliptical machine might substitute in decently for vigorous walking when you don't want to be outside, although it won't so perfectly.

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chad newton
07-31-2022, 02:32 PM
Not much of a runner myself. The variable resistance of an elliptical machine might substitute in decently for vigorous walking when you don't want to be outside, although it won't so perfectly.

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I can’t really run on the thing, I did 4 preset things last night for a hour or so. But I was just checking out setting. You can set it for incline type walking or hiking. That’s all I would do, it’s not like a treadmill.

IANative
07-31-2022, 07:13 PM
I don't have the Nordic, but I have a Bowflex Max Trainer M7, which is kind of an elliptical/stepper hybrid. My advice would be to find a HIIT program on it and do that two or three times/week. That's what I use mine for, though I only use it during cold weather, preferring to do my workouts outside in the warmer months.

chad newton
07-31-2022, 07:49 PM
I don't have the Nordic, but I have a Bowflex Max Trainer M7, which is kind of an elliptical/stepper hybrid. My advice would be to find a HIIT program on it and do that two or three times/week. That's what I use mine for, though I only use it during cold weather, preferring to do my workouts outside in the warmer months.
I will mess with it for alittle bit. I did about an hour and half last night of different setting and did about 150 kettle bell swings to finish. My legs arnt too bad but I will hit it again tomorrow night....

BillyOblivion
08-01-2022, 06:58 AM
A friend just gave me a brand new machine. She had no room for it and Atleast it will be in good hands. What do you guys do for workouts? I have never used one, if I run I have always ran for reals or had a treadmill over the years for when I didn’t want to go outside. Let me know if you do variables or whatever. I’m just trying to figure out if I want to try to make room for it at my house or not....

As one of my instructors would say "It depends on what game you're playing".

There are so many studies that show the long term health benefits of "zone two" training that if you intend to live as healthy as possible as long as possible you will do some form of zone two training (running, swimming, biking, rucking, elliptical etc.) 50 to 60 minutes 4 times a week.

The elliptical is about ideal for this, as it's very low stress on the joints.

You can, assuming it's of sufficient quality, use it for higher intensity interval training, sprint type workout etc.

I personally think it's better to do this kind of exercise in the outside--in the sun, the wind, the rain, heat and cold, but you live in California where there is no cold, and depending exactly where the heat can be...debilitating. Also having a device like this "inside" means that you schedule your zone two when you have the time to do it, because running 5 miles in the dark sucks.

If you watch television, I'd put the machine where you can use it while watching the idiot box. Might as well make that time useful.