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    Senior Member Katilea's Avatar
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    anyone got a passive trainer cycle?

    hi

    Anyone on here got a passive trainer cycle? Are they worth the money?


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    wrong answer sorry

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    I can't see any other answer there except for 'wrong answer sorry'!

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    oh its shown up in my email but not on here... weird!

    Would I be able to burn off about 200 calories in half an hour or something on one of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katilea View Post
    oh its shown up in my email but not on here... weird!

    Would I be able to burn off about 200 calories in half an hour or something on one of these?
    I don't know for sure but 200 calories is a lot to burn off.
    How much function do you have?
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    I thought I could maybe do 15 mins twice a day if the machine was moving my legs for me. I can move my limbs but my movements are very jerky.

    I can make a manual set of pedals move around but very slowly and jerky. I thought with passive trainer if it was moving legs for me fluently I can go faster for longer and burn more calories.

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    i use a nustep for 45 minutes and burn only about 150-180 calories, that's moving arms AND legs.

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    I don't think it is worth the money if you think of the same bike as me for burning calories.
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    I can't use a regular bike though and can't move fast enough to burn calories with my own movements. Thought with passive trainer moving legs for me I could put speed up and burn off calories faster. Thought I might burn 100 calories in 15-20 mins session then do another session later on.

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    I got my able bodied friend to try regular manual pedals with the wii fit jogging to see if she could make the character move by pedalling instead of jogging.

    She strapped wii remote to her leg and it worked she got 99 calories and 15 mins, which she said is higher than she gets when doing it jogging. so if I combined that with some of the other exercises I can do on there I might be able to get to about 100-150 calories in a 30-45 min session?

    I thought the passive trainer may enable me to be able to pedal properly and quicker and get the same results on that game.

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