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OK machine, but I'd rather go with a stationary bike
on July 25, 2008
I can't say anything that hasn't already been covered. Assembly wasn't difficult, but is frustrating when the instructions throw your off. "It's just putting a couple of pieces, how hard could it be? Oh wait, it goes the other way...not like the way it says on the instructions. Thank you, useless diagram, thank you!" After a week, this bugger squeaks like crazy. Get some Vaseline and apply it before you put the whole thing together!
As far as performance, it isn't much. You get as much as you put into it. You're elevated off the ground, so your weight is the only resistance. Didn't think I had to say this, but this is an aerobic exercise (for those fitness buffs expecting something more, this ain't it). It's meant to get you moving about rather than sitting on the bloody couch all day.
The workout instructions are straightforward. Nothing complex - lean forward to work out arms more, lean back to work legs more. But to really get the most of this, you just need to sprint and flail about like a madman.
I did get some buyer's remorse - I bought a stationary bike and use that way more often.