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  • Re: OT - Air Bikes: Assault vs. Sole SB800

    If you find anything about the Ass Bike appealing you'd prolly like crossfit...just don't let the culty people get to you - not everyone is like that, a nd you have to make sure you are willing to be responsible for your own safety at all times.

    Assault bike tomorrow after deadlifts...10 minutes, every minute on the minute (EMOM) 20 calories...
    I didn't intend to altogether discount crossfit with my above joke. Definitely see the benefits. There is no doubt that it can provide a phenomenal cardio workout.

    My biggest beef with the approach is that the emphasis sometimes appears to be placed on the result (e.g., lifting a barbell above one's head, flipping a tire, etc.) absent any discussion of form, physiology and range of motion. I am certain that this is not always the case, but I have seen several examples. In line with what you have inferred, I think that taking this path can invite unnecessary injury.

    While I have been working out a long time, I often favour the weights over cardio, so I'd really like to restore the balance. 

    I think you'll like the air bike - you can inflict a ton of pain in a short period of time and it is a solid upper and lower body effort to get the flywheel moving and keep it moving.  The best guys in our gym are the 225 - 235 pound guys who are wicked strong as well, but if the workout gets a little past pure sprint distance they tend to start to fall off the lead and the mid weight mid strength guys start to lead the results.

    It's one of those things people love to hate because it hurts like hell, but generally for a short period of time.

    Once in a while you can find a used one on Craigs List - some of the older Schwinn airlines (still a darn good bike) can be as low as $100 to $200 bikes and this category of training equipment, like a lot of training equipment that people buy for their homes, tends to not get used too much...
  • Re: OT - Air Bikes: Assault vs. Sole SB800

    An air bike is not really a cardio tool in the sense that a bicycle is.  They are more for HIIT training and are among the most horrendous torture devices ever inflicted on mankind when used thusly. Try a fun little workout called 300 FU for a sample, or see if you can break 80 calories in 60 seconds.  

    To get a cardio experience similar to your bicycle you will be much happier with something along the lines of a spin bike.  No one, NO ONE does a  1 or 2 hour ride on an air bike with anything resembling intensity.

    The Assault brand is very solid and is used in a lot of crossfit gyms, I haven't bumped into the Sole brand, but I imagine the primary benefit of purchasing at Costco is that you can trade it in for about 2 dozen briskets later on.
  • Re: Like old meat? 3 fortnights worth of waiting.

    glorious!
  • Re: Slot dog? I don't need no stinkin' slot dog...

    lwrehm said:
    15 Minutes?  I layout 4 dogs at a time, do 8 dogs in about 2 minutes

    That includes the time it took him to make his own knife.
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    Finally got sick of Farmers Only dot com?
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