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One of the main reasons that I've noticed that
I don't use my home gym equipment more is
that I don't want to move away from my chair
in front of the tv. I propose a cycle machine
that sits on the floor with a rising arm
supporting the pedal system. The whole
system will easily fold flat
to under 1 inch
thick so that it can slide underneath my chair
in the lounge when not needed. The cycle
would not need a saddle as one could remain
in their easy chair. Thus one can exercise
without moving from the tv and the
aesthetics of the room are not jeopardised.
Sorry it's a bit naff! [alistairwest, Dec 22 2005]
||A cycle that powers the tv would be best.
||I'm working on some sketches now, as for
the sweat, it's a fair point but I imagined it
would be a way of introducing light
exercise rather than replacing a full-on
workout. I thought about the tv powering
option but thought it might just add extra
complexity and put people off. Neat idea
||What provides resistance? You might as well turn the TV upside down and do "bicycles" in the air, no machinery required.
||Yeah, and on screen, this webpage is just
pixels. I eagerly await your lovely rendered
interpretation for me. Nice Christmas spirit
Ra, it's appreciated!
||Might not be great for the legs but turning
our tv over is a pretty tiring exercise,
maybe you're right DrCurry! I imagined the
resistance would come from either a
compact belt unit or just an adjustable
clamp on the pedal attachment.
||couch potatoes need some exercise. :)