It's getting ridiculous...
Now that everyone is fat and can't walk from the carbs, they invented the altered gravity treadmill. So now you can carb up even more and then go work it off in low gravity. Excellent.
I can't run because of bone spurs in my right ankle that are aggravated by impact. I am the target demographic for that machine.
Can you bike, eKatherine?
[QUOTE=eKatherine;1216869]I can't run because of bone spurs in my right ankle that are aggravated by impact. I am the target demographic for that machine.[/QUOTE]
If only that were true. Seems like they are working both ends of the spectrum [url=http://www.alterg.com/sports-rehabilitation]Sports Injuries Rehabilitation | AlterG Revolutionary Treadmill[/url]. Lets face it by marketing as both a "rehab" product and "the most innovative training equipment available" for athletes they are shooting for a much larger demographic.
The good news is that I'm sure the price will at least prohibit people from relying on this gadget too much.
[QUOTE=MEversbergII;1216951]Can you bike, eKatherine?[/quote]
In the past biking has caused carpal tunnel. Now that I am thinner and have less inflammation, that might not happen. Though exercise bikes are as boring a piece of equipment as they make.
Right now I just do long walks.
Looks like a treadmill after Occupational Safety and Health Administration-OSHA gets ahold of it.
Like this design for OSHA compliant cowboys :D
That's like a 20k treadmill, only the best rehab centers could afford that, they'd be better off with a water treadmill and a pulley harness to increase buoyancy
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^ They are talking about getting the price down a bit and getting them all over the place. The infomercial I saw was a "people want to be fit, but are too fat to run, so how do they get started?" sort of thing.
Personally I see it as yet more cashing in on the obesity epidemic instead of addressing the cause. Not to mention the question of if cardio is actually associated with weight loss.
Well, if they are too fat to walk how do they get started? Seems like a damned if you don't, someone on the Internet has something smart to say if you do sort of situation.
(Though those machines are marketed to athletes with injuries, for a lot of reasons they aren't so useful for the super-obese.)
"Like this design for OSHA compliant cowboys" = hysterical!