What does /fit/ think of the elliptical trainer? Everything I've read says it's a piece of shit, but now I see that Rogan is on one 45mins a day. He doesn't strike me as the type to use something that doesn't work.
Anyway, general cardio thread. I run 3 miles a day on the treadmill. What is the god tier cardio machine?
The only cardio machine that I like is the rowing machine. Other then that I just run (outside), because that's one of the main functions of the human body. If you can't run 10 km in an hour, you are really not fit at all.
can't podcast at the gym, need music
I'm behind them on the treadmill, I do it in a way they can never tell
what sort of surface do you run on? I've heard bare foot on the beach is pretty good
I watch revision videos on the built in screen whilst I run, I can't do that outside, I like to try and be more productive, plus I'll use the sauna after anyway, why go outside instead?
They're only good for when you got a running injury (e.g. shin splint or hamstring injury). Get the fuck outside and run. Unless it is -17F outside, outside is better.
Thinking about throwing down for this
I have a specialized crosstrail bike I bought a few years back, still in fantastic condition. Should be a nice easy way to get cardio in at home. Opinions?
I have one sempai.
Love it. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Lost about 50lb so far. You can go harder and longer since you're not outside with stop signs, red lights people and cars and shit. Highly recommend.
Was thinking about just tossing a box fan in front of me. Its also going into a room that's uninsulated and basically outside. Nice and cool. Definitely going to consider it though.
True story, OP:
Many years ago when I was really fat I used an elliptical all the time because my knees were fucked from being a fatass. It fucked up the mechanics of my stride because it was locked into the stride of the machine. It took me years to learn to run properly once I wasn't fat anymore because I kept taking these relatively tiny little strides (I'm 6'4"). I'd stay away from them entirely if I was you, unless your knees are so fucked that you can't run at all. But as soon as you can get away from it and run outside like a normal person, you'll thank me later.