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    Arm ergometer

    Has anyone had success buying a cheap alternative arm ergometer, such as:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V53KD8...ustomerReviews


    #2
    It's a piece of junk for us. The crank arms are so short you would only be working a small part of the shoulder girdle with little or no cardio.

    Years ago a friend tore apart an exercise bike and used just the front part of the bike mounted to a wall. The cranks were longer providing a larger range for working the muscles groups and able to control the drag for a more complete cardio workout. I think the bike cost around 50 bucks used.

    If you could find a used Vitaglide would be much more beneficial.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
      It's a piece of junk for us. The crank arms are so short you would only be working a small part of the shoulder girdle with little or no cardio.

      Years ago a friend tore apart an exercise bike and used just the front part of the bike mounted to a wall. The cranks were longer providing a larger range for working the muscles groups and able to control the drag for a more complete cardio workout. I think the bike cost around 50 bucks used.

      If you could find a used Vitaglide would be much more beneficial.
      What if you added the ergonomic handles https://www.amazon.com/Ergonomic-Han...dp/B001PQMGA0/ would it provide a larger range of muscle use?
      My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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        #4
        for the price this looks really good https://youtu.be/VYnpYSzT_qE
        My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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          #5
          I bought one and the ergo handles. It works great.
          T12 Complete since 1982. TiLite Tx

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            #6
            Originally posted by rshadd View Post
            I bought one and the ergo handles. It works great.
            Awesome to hear! I plan to get one, I just need to figure out a table to put it on. What benefits do you see from using it?
            My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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              #7
              I also lift weights to gain muscle in my arms, but the MagneTrainer gives me a good cardio workout. Using it for 20min really gets my heart rate going. Find a sturdy table to place it on and bolt or clamp it down otherwise it will move and I found that annoying.
              T12 Complete since 1982. TiLite Tx

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                #8
                https://www.amazon.com/Dycem-50-1590...dp/B00IK20Q8G/ I might try a non slip mat like this. What arm muscles / routines are you working?
                My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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                  #9
                  You may want to look into your local gyms. Most large chains (24 Hour Fitness and others) usually provide a commercial grade upper body ergometer. Also, you should look into some retail gym equipment in your area as you may find some good deals on a used model. A few years go I purchased a used Schwinn WindJammer and it's great.

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