einsteinboricua wrote:I try to go to Crossfit every day after work. That being said, I feel like I am plateauing with it (and the Covid restrictions hinder some of the activities we can do). I've thought about scaling back my membership and go with a home fitness artifact (I don't think gyms will go back to normal until next year).
Peloton is the first thing that comes to mind and I've heard great things...but it's so expensive! NordicTrack and Echelon are cheaper alternatives but all the reviews I've found attempt to compare them and then just conclude by saying "pick the one you like best" rather than making an actual recommendation.
I've also considered a Bowflex to supplement weight training (though if I'm being honest, I'm more interested in improving my cardio performance rather than build muscle).
Does anyone here have any of these and can offer a recommendation? Not interested in treadmills or ellipticals. And even though rowers are an option, I'm not too eager on them (I hate rowing in the gym).
einsteinboricua wrote:Peloton is the first thing that comes to mind and I've heard great things...but it's so expensive! NordicTrack and Echelon are cheaper alternatives but all the reviews I've found attempt to compare them and then just conclude by saying "pick the one you like best" rather than making an actual recommendation.
flipdewaf wrote:So I may be off topic completely here but I’m a runner and when lockdown first hit here in the UK we were allowed out to exercise once per day, seeing as so had a 3/4year old who got a bike for her birthday 1 week in that meant our once per day exercise was doing that. I have no equipment for exercising in this house so I turned to doing the craze of home workouts and I started ‘PE with joe’. It started as a workout regime that is only 30minutes a day and is fun for kids who were not at school, turns out I’m a big kid. We are now allowed to go exercising and the workouts have finished but I went back on YouTube and started from the begging. I’d like to run again but it seems the workout fits my life right now and my dog is not able to run with me anymore due to a heart murmur so I walk the dog to get out of the house and do my daily workout.
einsteinboricua wrote:When Covid led us to the shutdown, our gym went virtual. They lent out their equipment to whoever wanted/needed something (I asked for a kettlebell and an ab mat...lunges are a pain on the knee) and, with my set of adjustable dumbbells, I completed my workouts every day. However, upon return to the gym, I realized that either I didn't push myself or dumbbells are no substitution to barbells. And without a lot of other equipment (a squat rack, plates, a barbell, a bike, etc.) it was a shock to return and find out that stuff that used to be a breeze now took considerable efforts.
Running was also an issue: even though we had our runs scheduled, it was not practical for me to step out to run so I was told to "jog in place". That didn't do anything to help with cardio.
So yeah...now I'm looking to boost the areas where I lag. I suck at running (cardio) and rowing (cardio) and calorie bikes (yep...cardio). Hence why I'm looking for a bike. A Bowflex gym comes in as well in case gyms don't get the OK to open or a second wave forces them to close again.
cjg225 wrote:I think I'm experiencing the knees thing, too. I have never had knee pain, but yesterday I did.
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