- 03-05-2005, 11:46 PM
I'm looking into purchasing a piece of cardio equipment for use in my apartment. Only problem is I have limited room. I live in a 3 bedroom apt w/2 roommates, and my room isn't very large. Just wondering if you guys have any suggestions on something small and effective. Was thinking a recumbent bike, but that may even be to large.
Thanks for any help.
- 03-06-2005, 02:15 AM
Does it have to go into your room? Can you maybe put it in the living room? If you can how much room do you have to play with in either the living room or your bedroom? Can you move the furniture around to create more room for the equipment your thinking about getting?
Do you have a set price range you're looking at dropping for the peice?
03-06-2005, 10:18 AM
yeah it needs to go in my bedroom.
For floor space i would say i have around 3'X3', but it's going to be cramped. Price range is around $400. A treadmill, or elliptical is out of the question, and i don't want one of those lame mini stair stepper things.
Only other option is to get something that folds up, which opens up a lot of possibilities. Could get something larger since it won't be clogging up my room the entire day. I would also be able to store it under my bed.
Quality is also an issue.
Thanks for the reply.
03-06-2005, 10:37 AM
Ok for $400 you can get a pretty high class hooker for about 2hr's. Problem solved, best cardio you do right there.
03-06-2005, 10:47 AM
LOL, yeah but i'm a fan of low intensity high duration, w/the hooker i'll get about 5 mins of hiit and i'll be spent for the rest of the night.Originally Posted by jminis
I've been looking around didn't realize how expensive this stuff was. Maybe i can pick up a used piece of equipment.
03-07-2005, 01:00 AM
In all seriousness, have you considered purchasing a jump rope? I know it is not a fancy apparatus, but it is a great cardio workout.
03-08-2005, 09:40 PM
Yeah, i've tried jumping rope, and it's nearly impossible for me to keep my HR in the range i'm looking for 65%, or around 130 bpm.Originally Posted by size
03-08-2005, 10:58 PM
All I can say is practice the jumping rope, I suck at it and look nothing like Rocky when doing it but will try again one day, or go to a gym auction in your area and buy something there. That or just do some running outside (free) or just do some sort of aerobics like Tae Bo or just do pushups every morning for a while.....this may seem funny but I have a friend that I train on occasion and he pretty much just does Calethetics and I realized that he keeps his heart rate up for about an hour or more by constantly hitting the pushups so it takes care of his cardio needs as he is pretty lean. He just hasn't gained any size in a while but that is obvious since he hasn't been increasing "load" during his workouts.....but I am getting off topic.
03-13-2005, 11:24 AM
Would a mountain bike work for you, not sure where you live but you can store it in your room and you can look for a fairly good priced one......I got one last yr at a good deal
04-12-2005, 01:48 PM
how about the urban rebounder
I'd actually like to try that thing..it is pretty funny though. Might be decent for fasted state cardio for 15 minutes or so in the AM.
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