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Barely worked out before covid struck and work-from-home became a thing.....now it's a six day a week thing. My old early 80's Schwinn Airdyne got a couple thousand mile put on it in the past year and a half. Love the thing.....but decided to buy a new toy. My Rogue Echo Bike just arrived about an hour ago. It was a trek getting it down the stairs without ruining my walls or the bike itself.
 

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Barely worked out before covid struck and work-from-home became a thing.....now it's a six day a week thing. My old early 80's Schwinn Airdyne got a couple thousand mile put on it in the past year and a half. Love the thing.....but decided to buy a new toy. My Rogue Echo Bike just arrived about an hour ago. It was a trek getting it down the stairs without ruining my walls or the bike itself.
Friend I know got one and said the wind that the front wheel generates is like a hurricane. They do make shield for it though. Maybe he was exaggerating.

Myself, I like high-intensity/short-duration. I think it gives the most bang for the buck. But to each their own, if you prefer long and low. (y)
 

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Pre-Covid I probably walked 15-25 miles per Month.

Starting in March 2020 I repurposed the commute time I was saving and upped it to about 50-60 miles per month with the thought that getting in better shape was the best defense against the virus along with other health benefits.

Starting in November 2020 a friend and I have challenged each other to 100 miles per month, which we have continued to date. Usually get to 110-120. Great for the mind and body. I sleep much better and my legs haven't felt this great in over 20 years.
 
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Friend I know got one and said the wind that the front wheel generates is like a hurricane. They do make shield for it though. Maybe he was exaggerating.

Myself, I like high-intensity/short-duration. I think it gives the most bang for the buck. But to each their own, if you prefer long and low. (y)

25 minutes of mid to high intensity biking is great. I start sweating hard after about two miles on the odometer. Dropped from a little over 200 pounds to around 175. Helped that I mostly cut out sugary beverages and switched to kombucha.
 

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Barely worked out before covid struck and work-from-home became a thing.....now it's a six day a week thing. My old early 80's Schwinn Airdyne got a couple thousand mile put on it in the past year and a half. Love the thing.....but decided to buy a new toy. My Rogue Echo Bike just arrived about an hour ago. It was a trek getting it down the stairs without ruining my walls or the bike itself.
I hear its best to ride the Airdyne in a 200 degree sauna.
 


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I got a broken Gym quality Stairmaster free on craigslist during Covid, an $8 chain and its like new. The chain lube I ordered cost more than the chain.😁
Kicks your ass.
 

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Exercise bike/stepper in the basement while I watch VHS movies. I usually do 30 minutes at a time and at least four times a week.
 


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Recumbent exercise bike in my office. 1 hour each day while I play video games.
Usually 40-ish minute walk with the pup over the noon hour.
I was never sold on Fitbits, but I bought one a few months ago. I hate myself (even more so than usual), if I don't get it to buzz at 10,000 steps.
 




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I picked up a used Schwinn Airdyne at a second-hand exercise equipment store in Sioux Falls. I think that model retailed for $600 or $700 new - got it for $300.

I usually wind up riding it about 3 or 4 days a week - would do more but hard to make it fit my work schedule.

I try to ride for about 45 minutes or at least until I get over 10 miles on the odometer. Don't go too hard. I am 66 and had a heart attack in 2016, so I have to make some considerations for my age and physical condition.

When I retire at the end of the year, I really want to get into a regular routine and ride the bike at least 6 days a week. I have some small hand weights that I alternate with, and also try to do some ab work with situps, crunches and so forth.
 

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I've typically divided my exercise between spring/summer/fall and then winter.

This was my winter workout for about 15 years, believe it or not.


I guarantee that doing this full speed is brutal. If you can keep up with this move by move at their pace, my hats off. The old Tae Bo. I still have a bunch of VHS cassettes. No VCR though. I was delighted to see them on youtube. I've taken up running the last few years. My son got me into it doing RunDisney. Fun stuff. I've only done a half marathon but we went down and he did the Dopey Challenge which is a 5k/10k/half marathon and full marathon on consecutive days. Crazy stuff. There's nothing like running. I've had to take a bit of time off lately though. I've got a heel spur that's affecting my achilles and another spur on my hip. I was finally to the doctor a few weeks ago and they think I've got a small tear in my labrum so I'm having to really take it easy in what I'm doing which is beyond frustrating. Otherwise, in a typically week it's rotating lifting and then running or biking with Sunday off. Age is catching up with me though. Sucks getting old.
 







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