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cross trainers

S: 15st0lb C: 14st8lb G: 10st4lb Loss: 0st6lb(2.86%)
hi i have just bought one, had one before and think they are really great, problem is i was only able to do 5 mins on it today (WANTED TO STOP AT 2MINS 17 SECS!!!) should i stick at it and add 30 secs or a minute each workout to build it up? thanks for any advice
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S: 16st4.0lb C: 16st4.0lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I have a cross trainer and cant get the hang of it. But... i would say try to go as long as you can. Why do you stop? i stop because i feel like i cant hold my own weight and my legs begin to cane after about 1 and a half mins and i look a sorry figure sliding down the handles still trying to "pedal" for all my life, I see other people on them going great guns, i really should push myself but this is one piece of gym equipment i cant seem to get on with. Maybe we should have a challenge 5 mins a day for so many days then start to raise the bar (slowly) on a daily basis.


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S: 15st10lb C: 14st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.6 Loss: 1st4lb(8.18%)
I have a cross trainer and if you set yourself a start target of 5 mins....you will build your fitness up quite quickly.....the secret is not to be defeated...soon it will be 7...10..20....

Good luck :D
I have a crosstrainer and I find it makes a particularly good clothes horse :eek:.

Well done you for making the proper use and I am sure you will build up the time slow but sure.....must go dig mine out from under all the clothes now as I am shamed back onto it ;)
S: 10st3.5lb C: 10st0lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st3.5lb(2.44%)
put some good tunes on and push and push to 5 mins, have a break n try another 5! I got to 15-20mins doin that!
S: 11st4lb C: 10st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.49%)
I love my crosstrainer!! Think its loads easier than any other piece of gym equipment! I can do 30 mins on it....but then only managed 30 seconds of skipping the otherday as i thought i was about to die, lol! Just depends what you get used to i reckon!!
im glad there are other people like me. lol ;)

The idea is that you try to do more and more each time or few times you go on it. even if you start off only doing a few minutes if you keep at it that few minutes will extend.

pmsl at using it as a clothes horse! :D

I've just invested in a treadmill... god help me :eek:

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