Thursday, June 28, 2012
So, I tried the KRANKcycle www.krankcycle.com
at the gym a couple of times. Tshe first time I didn't go super hard, but I went for about 20 minutes. At the end, the little calculator told me I burned 91 calories. Didn't feel worth it. Seriously. I could burn more calories walking. I spoke with someone at the gym who uses it and decided to switch things up and add some resistance and speed. I also wore my HRM to get a "more" accurate account of what was going on. I decided to use the C25K app to add some intervals. I kept it at about 70-80 RPMs for the "walk" portion and 90-100 RPMs for the "run" portion. It was about 25 minutes. I broke a sweat. My heart rate average 123 with peaks around 153. In the end, I burned a whopping 118 calories. Woo.
The other thing was that in order to get going, I kept catching myself rotating the knee. Not much, but my feet were planted and my hips were turning. I'm pretty achy today. You are supposed to be able to do the machine sitting down, but the ones at the gym don't have the seats attached. Wondering if using the stability ball is allowed or would help.
I'll check into that at some point.
For now, I'm taking it easy today. First appointment with the Sports medicine doc today. We'll see how that goes. I'm still using the stairs at home more than I should. And I'm annoyed that I have to use the elevator at work and the gym. Still, I'm better off than some people.