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Old 03-17-2014, 07:22 PM   #11
Eric Lubert
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

I use the AD almost daily to warm up/cool down or off days just to get some blood moving to help recovery. Did the 10min test twice now, best is 231cal. I've also been on the new Assault AirDyne and while it is nice 3 calories on the old Schwinn is equal to about 1 calorie on that thing.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:42 PM   #12
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

I really want an Airdyne abnd keep my eye out for one. However, I hate them so much, I might have to take peyote or something to get in the right mindframe to actually use it.

Anyway, my cardio these days is loading and unloading plates. I occasionaly look at my jumprope.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:22 AM   #13
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

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I like to this one when I'm short on time, I call it " The twenty minute Airdyne Tabata challenge of death"
2 minutes slow
4 minute Tabata
2 minutes slow
4 minute Tabata
2 minute slow
4 minute Tabata
2 minutes as fast as possible.
I score total miles, but you could do calories. To best your total you have to go faster on your breaks. It comes to a point when slow is fast, and fast isn't fast enough. 5.7 miles on my computer is my high total.
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Austin Malleolo posted this workout once and I saved it.
1 minute on
1 minute rest
45 seconds on
45 seconds rest
30 seconds on
30 seconds rest
15 seconds on
15 seconds rest
Repeat for 30 minutes
I really like both of these workouts. Going to try one of them tomorrow.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:34 PM   #14
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

One of my favorite warm ups (using RPMs like the OP) is to do the following:

10 mins of:
20 seconds arm + leg at max RPM (literally max it out)
15 seconds of leg only at 8000 RPM
10 seconds of arm only at 7000 RPM
15 seconds rest.

I usually get to 6 mins before I'm at myself for trying this again.

I use the RPMs as an effort gauge. If I'm too low (close to the line) I need to speed up, if I'm too high (past the line) I need to pace down. The airdyne is a gift from the himself. But it's pretty awesome!
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #15
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

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1) Please share some workouts or what you like to use the airdyne for.
2) What RPM range do you use for intervals? Or do you just focus on time rather than RPMs?
3) What is the deal with this 300FY workout? If I kept that pace I tested 1 minute on for 10 minutes I would have done about 70 calories in 10 minutes. How many people actually do 300 calories in that time?
4) This thing had been sitting in storage for a while when I bought it. I lubed the chain and wiped all the dust off. Is there any other maintenance I need to do? What do you do to maintain your airdyne?
1) I love to use it for warmups and cooldowns, as well as conditioning with intervals or time based max cal efforts, and throwing it into circuits, couplets, etc.

One of my favorite things to do is cram a ton of effort on the bike into a short time period, with long recovery between efforts (an idea I copied from OPT). For example:

1 minute to do
5 double-unders, 5 KB swings, 5 wall ball, and max cals. on the bike
rest 4 minutes and repeat.

2) I only focus on time and calories.

3) The 300FY is brutal, but possible. I've seen people get pretty high calorie scores on those things. I had a female client get something like 36 cals in a minute, but my best is 27. Somehow, by the 10 minute mark I could only total 153! But I've only tried this once and I'm sure I'll get better with practice.

4) I just refurbished a couple Airdynes and I would say the most important things are:
- Make sure you're not missing any of those little clips on the fan/wheel cover, or their screws.
- The chains should be good and tight and you'll need all the tensioner pieces to be intact to keep them so.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:10 AM   #16
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

Just reading this thread has me really excited! Just picked up an Airdyne off of CL for $50!!!!
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:36 AM   #17
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

I've had an Airdyne Craigslist alert for months and never can find one for less than $200

My gym is moving soon and we're replacing ADs w Assault Bikes so I'm gonna buy one of theirs soon, hopefully for pretty cheap.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:21 AM   #18
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

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I've had an Airdyne Craigslist alert for months and never can find one for less than $200

My gym is moving soon and we're replacing ADs w Assault Bikes so I'm gonna buy one of theirs soon, hopefully for pretty cheap.
I ended up finding mine on eBay buy-it-now local pickup. CL was mostly flippers looking for $225-$325.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:32 AM   #19
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

I just picked up a used one, but the battery holder was missing. Are there replacements parts for this? I believe this is the AD4 that is no longer being made.

Better to just remove the computer and go by time?
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:10 AM   #20
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Re: Let's talk Airdyne!!

Recently purchased an AD2 and was wondering how accurate the calorie calculation is on the monitor.

In a basic 3:00 minute time period, 1 mile ride, it says I'm burning about 65-70 calories. Is that reasonable?
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