Trim Rider?

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I picked up one today, and was wondering if anyone has one, and if so how do you log it? I have searched on line, and cannot find any information. Thanks in advance!

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  • Azdak
    Azdak Posts: 8,281 Member
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    This machine design probably peaked in popularity around 1995, so I don't know if there is much performance data available. I will say that you don't burn as much as you think you do. The movement itself, especially because of the arm work, makes you feel like you are working a lot harder than you are.

    I tried a different version back in the day. I wore a HRM because I wanted to verify my opinion of the quality of the machine. I was cranking it at as fast a rate as I felt comfortable doing and my HR was only about 110. That analysis was later verified by some actual research studies.

    Anything can be effective if you do it regularly, and any exercise is better than no exercise, so there is no reason why this can't work for you. It's just not a big calorie burner. To estimate calories, multiply your body weight (in Kg) by 4. The product will be the estimated calories per hour. Divide that by 60 for calories/minute and multiply that number by the number of minutes you exercise. That's about as close as you are going to get.
  • SinomenJen
    SinomenJen Posts: 262 Member
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    Thanks! I picked it up as something different to throw in to my routine, I paid like $8 at a thrift store, so i figured i would give it a whirl. With COPD and a hernia, sometimes finding workout options is a challenge, I will just do some math, thanks for your input :-)
  • Azdak
    Azdak Posts: 8,281 Member
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    Thanks! I picked it up as something different to throw in to my routine, I paid like $8 at a thrift store, so i figured i would give it a whirl. With COPD and a hernia, sometimes finding workout options is a challenge, I will just do some math, thanks for your input :-)

    You can't go wrong for $8!
  • sbermud
    sbermud Posts: 58 Member
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    Old post... But what your doing doesn't matter, what matters is keeping
    Your heart rate elevated.