Which equipment is suitable?
You’ve taken the decision: I’m going to get fit! Once you start looking into the purchase of home gym equipment, you’ll soon discover how much choice there is. Exercise cycles, treadmills, cross trainers, you name it. Sturdy, lightweight, with many or just a few training programmes, functions and accessories. And all this in a wide range of prices. The main question is: which one suits my needs best?
An important part of your choice must always be what you like best. Fitness should ‘fun’, you need to enjoy doing it. Take the cycle ergometer for example. It’s been very popular for years by now. Why? Simply because many people enjoy cycling. And you can easily watch the News or a film while you’re on a home trainer. It’s the ideal combination of ‘useful and pleasant’, which makes sure you stay motivated!
It’s also important that you think about your target: what do you want to achieve training at home? Each type of training equipment has its own function, such as strengthening certain groups of muscles for example, or maybe it’s more suitable for losing weight, or not to forget: getting fit.
For more information about the kind of training and use of muscles,
What’s the difference between a front- and rear driven crosstrainer?
The method of training and movement are entirely different. Some like longer stride of the front driven crosstrainer, smooth and ideal to lose weight or for rehab. The rear driven crosstrainer has a shorter and steeper stride, feeling more sporty and intense. On one point there is no difference: both bring you a pleasant and comfortable training!
Why is heart rate based training so important?
Once you start training, you want to see results. And as quickly as possible! In other words: People tend to ‘get stuck in right away’. That is often not sensible. Starting to train intensively can result in nasty injuries, especially if you are new to the training game. It also often takes a while to see results, with the risk of you losing motivation in the meantime. And that’s a waste, considering all the plans you made and the money you invested in gym equipment!
The best results are achieved when training at the correct level of effort. The best and most well known principle in determining that is your maximum heart rate. This is the heart rate at which you can increase your rate of exercise without increasing the heart rate itself. In other words: Your heart does not beat faster. As you get older, your maximum heart rate is reduced by an average 1 beat per year, and is simple to calculate:
For example: a 30 year old man has a maximum heart rate of 190 (220 minus 30).
This is an average value and can vary from person to person. When you are in one of the risk groups, it’s sensible to ask medical advice about your maximum heart rate.
So how about when you’re pregnant? Can you still keep training?
There is no simple answer to this, as it depends on so many personal factors. Basically, fitness has a positive influence, and it’s important to be fit and stay fit during such a heavy physical effort as pregnancy. The heart rate target is reached sooner when training during pregnancy, so you cannot expect to book the same results as before your pregnancy. After giving birth, your body will first need to rest, and recover following its top performance. It’s therefore sensible to request advice from your doctor on training during and after pregnancy.
So why is your chest band not working properly?
Battery strength: A chest band is a device which transmits a signal. This signal cannot be transmitted without power. The chest band transmitter gets its power from the built-in battery. With normal use, this battery will last around three years, but will also gradually lose power even if the chest band is not used. If your chest band is not working properly, it may be a battery problem.
Chest band frequency: More and more signals are being transmitted all around us nowadays. This forces us to switch to different frequency standards. A number of years ago, the standard was 5 kHz, but that has moved pretty much towards the 5.4 KHz standard by now. In many cases, the 5.4 KHz chest band will be received by a 5 KHz device but vice versa can be more difficult.
If you have a monitor with a built-in Wi-Fi receiver, it will be fitted with a 2.4 GHz ANT+ receiver. This is to ensure the Wi-Fi signal does not interfere with the 5 and 5.4 KHz receivers. If your chest band does not work properly, it is possible that the chest band frequency is insufficient to receive the signal
Of course this will not be a problem for those machines where the chest band is supplied as standard. For a full list of the frequencies used, please
Changing the battery in the Tunturi Chest belt sender.
If the receiver (monitor display) does not give a steady measurement of the heart rate and you are sure you wear the belt in a proper way. (please check the user manual on how to use the chest belt) you might need to change the battery of the chest belt. Here you can
Lubricating Tunturi treadmills with oil.
My trainer doesn’t work anymore. I need a part.
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