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the story of an invisible girl
Speaking of knees, I went out after work yesterday and bought myself a shiny new bicycle trainer! I have been told (again and again) that my beloved treadmill is not the best exercise for bad knees. But I love having easily-available exercise right in front of the TV... The more convenient an exercise is, the more likely I am to actually do it.

I like biking outside (when it's warm out), so hopefully this will be a good compromise. Also it should make the spring transition to my bike that much easier! Hopefully.


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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 4th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like treadmills, hate stair-steppers. Problem with bikes is they are so efficient, you usually need to have a high resistance to get any real use out of it.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 4th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: February 13th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was looking at trainers a couple of years ago, but couldn't settle on one I thought I'd like. What make is it? Is it magnetic or fluid? Does it have programmable variable resistance?

(My ideal trainer would allow me to specify, say, an hour-long workout, starting with some position work, then some speed work and finally some intervals. I was able to find some that had computer-controlled resistance that was synched to video of hills and undulations to watch as you rode, but they weren't _programmable_!)
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