How to choose a simulator?
The lack of movement affects the state of health: weight increases, pressure and heart work destabilize, shortness of breath begins after several steps. Almost the only way out is the purchase of a simulator. They are of two types: increasing endurance (cardiovascular equipment) and for the development of strength (power trainers). But such a division is conditional, because all the simulators develop strength and endurance, but to varying degrees.
How to choose a simulator for home?
First of all, you need to decide for what purpose a simulator is bought: to maintain overall tone, build muscle or lose weight. A clear idea of the final goal will help you intelligently approach the choice. Training on simulators should bring not only benefit, but also pleasure. It will depend on this, with what mood and how often you will make approaches to the simulator. If you do not like to walk the stairs, it is unlikely to bring pleasure and classes on the stepper. But for lovers of long walks the treadmill will bring a lot of positive emotions.
Also, before choosing a simulator, you should decide on the amount you are willing to spend on its purchase. It is not news that the price range is large enough. And you can buy both simple and equipped with the latest word simulators (of course, the price will be appropriate).
Therefore, it would be nice to understand how important for you is the presence of all these sensors, monitors and timers. If the issue of payment disappears, and you can make such a purchase, then the matter is resolved. Otherwise, it is better to choose a quality basic model without additional functions. With the help of a clock, you can learn to measure the pulse yourself. It is best to combine the purchase: spend most of the amount on an aerobic simulator (the same treadmill) and buy more dumbbells or weights, for power loads. And rest assured that the effectiveness of training will not suffer from this in any way.
Consult with the seller, who helps you choose a simulator, regarding product quality and terms of sale:
- How long is the warranty period?
- What is the frequency of breakdowns of this model of the simulator, what customer reviews;
- whether it is possible to return the purchase in case if after a short period of time it turns out that the chosen model does not suit you;
- what is the cost of post-warranty service, the availability and remoteness of service centers conducting such service.
It is possible that not all answers will contain reliable information, but most of the truth will still be found out. The main thing is to ask. And do not forget to find a place at home under the simulator. In addition to the appropriate size of the area, you must have an outlet and the possibility of ventilation.
How to choose an elliptical trainer?
Elliptical trainers are designed to simulate running with a reduced load on the joints of the legs. Before buying, you should understand how often you plan to use it. If you intend to use it daily, you definitely need a simulator for an average level of training, and if the simulator takes classes 3-4 times a week, then the usual level of training is quite enough.
When buying a simulator, choose a model that is capable of carrying a weight load greater than your weight a kilogram by fifteen.This will create the necessary margin of safety in order not to provoke a premature breakdown of the equipment. Tall people (over 180cm) should pay attention to front-wheel drive models to protect their knees from possible strikes on the frame. In front-wheel-drive simulators, the flywheel is located in the front, which provides a more upright position of the human body during exercise, due to a change in the elliptical path of movement. The form of rear wheel drive simulators is more traditional for perception. They have a flywheel and transmission, which are located in the back of the simulator. They also differ in a large area for the legs, which allows a person to control the position of his body in a much larger range.
To feel the difference and make a choice, you just have to try at least once each of the simulators.