Well, whatever you do, mix it up with other machines! (:
"According to the Spine Health website’s Megan Tyner, an ACE certified personal trainer, a recumbent bike is recommended for individuals who have suffered a back injury. This is because you are in a seated position, which supports the majority of your weight and provides a lower impact workout than the elliptical machine. According to the MayoClinic.com website, the elliptical machine is a good alternative to joggers who suffer from knee, hip or back pain. But if you continue to experience discomfort in your knees, you should chose a recumbent bike over an elliptical."
START SLOW - and keep going. It's not unlike running in that the first 5-10 minutes are the hardest and then your heart and lungs say, "oh, that's what you wanted me to do!" and they level out. I started just doing a few minutes a day, then add 30 seconds to a minute. Now i can go home at lunch and do 20-30 minutes while watching TV (shhhh...don't tell SP i watch TV while i exercise! LOL!)
I have a Gazelle Edge. It's cheap and reliable, can be folded, and is as hard or easy as you want it to be. One downside that I see is that they squeak if not lubricated. I wear headphones and don't care. Just another idea to check out.
Edited by: NITEMAN3D at: 10/2/2018 (05:02)
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA
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