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Postby shoeshine boy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:14 am

The Yosuda bike is on sale on woot for $250 today. Just an FYI for anyone.

We got the echelon bike from walmart over the holiday deals. My wife seems to like it. I have yet to try it out, but it comes with 6 free months of classes.
I almost pulled the trigger on that Woot bike yesterday but after doing some research decided to go with this one:


I was convinced after reading reviews watching this video on DYI Peloton:


a friend laid out $1000 for the Bowflex C6. looks like a nice bike but I'm not sure it's worth the $600 difference.

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Postby skullman80 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:46 am

My Yosuda has been in daily use since July or so and it's been rock solid for me. No complaints so far.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:51 pm

I know we've talked about this before briefly... Those of you with heart rate trackers, what is your typical RHR? Mine is normally between 43 and 47.

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Postby skullman80 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:08 pm

I know we've talked about this before briefly... Those of you with heart rate trackers, what is your typical RHR? Mine is normally between 43 and 47.
When I was at my peak physical condition it was 50-53 or so, Covid has gotten me off track a bit and it generally is between 55-57 or so most days now. It's still good, but I'm not where I was pre-covid... slowly working my way back.

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Postby Shyster » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:19 pm

A year ago it was in the high 60s to low 70s. Now it's in the high 50s, maybe 58 or so when completely at rest.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:39 pm

Same, mid-50s lately. In the 40s when not a fat ****.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:11 pm

My average resting heart rate for the past month has been 59. 54 for the past year with a low of 50 for the month of July. Beach vacation, bone cyst in my foot that prevented me from running, and going all Kevin Malone during my wife’s pregnancy has upped my weight about 20 to 25 lbs from that point.
My Yosuda has been in daily use since July or so and it's been rock solid for me. No complaints so far.
Since you’re the expert on this thing,

1.) What’s a good pace/distance goal for a 30 minute session? Did 9.4 miles in 30 minutes today but have no previous biking experience to compare that to.

2.) Did you purchase an extra seat pad or anything like that? 30 minute ride and my nuts are crushed and my dadhole feels like it’s been rearranged.

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Postby Shyster » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:17 pm

I'd bought a cushier seat for my bicycle years ago, and I put that on the Yosuda when I got it in. I think it's a Schwinn seat. Better than the one that came with the exercise bike, that's for sure. I also bought a couple pairs of "BALEAF" padded bike shorts (I'm thinking that name is actually short for "ball relief"). Couple those two and my fat butt can ride for more than 30 minutes without any significant numbing or pain. Not sure if there are better shorts out there. I bought those because they come in big sizes.


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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:27 am

Honestly, anything under 60 is pretty damn solid. There are some mornings when I wake up and my heart rate over the previous few hours was like 38. Freaks my wife out.

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Postby skullman80 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:40 am

Mine still dips into the mid 40's when I'm sleeping some nights. I've definitely seen my RHR increase though as I got more out of shape. Just motivation to get back to where I was (as well as going from a size 32 to size 34 in Jeans after not wearing any since march ha.)

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:17 am

I'd bought a cushier seat for my bicycle years ago, and I put that on the Yosuda when I got it in. I think it's a Schwinn seat. Better than the one that came with the exercise bike, that's for sure. I also bought a couple pairs of "BALEAF" padded bike shorts (I'm thinking that name is actually short for "ball relief"). Couple those two and my fat butt can ride for more than 30 minutes without any significant numbing or pain. Not sure if there are better shorts out there. I bought those because they come in big sizes.

$20 for ball relief seems like a win.

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Postby skullman80 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:19 am

My average resting heart rate for the past month has been 59. 54 for the past year with a low of 50 for the month of July. Beach vacation, bone cyst in my foot that prevented me from running, and going all Kevin Malone during my wife’s pregnancy has upped my weight about 20 to 25 lbs from that point.
My Yosuda has been in daily use since July or so and it's been rock solid for me. No complaints so far.
Since you’re the expert on this thing,

1.) What’s a good pace/distance goal for a 30 minute session? Did 9.4 miles in 30 minutes today but have no previous biking experience to compare that to.

2.) Did you purchase an extra seat pad or anything like that? 30 minute ride and my nuts are crushed and my dadhole feels like it’s been rearranged.
Shyster's seat pad seems like a good option, I've just gotten use to the hard ride. It was the same on my old stationary bike.

Pace wise I haven't really paid attention to be honest. I just track it on my garmin watch and let it do it's thing. I don't think I've ever really looked at the screen on the thing as it's pretty basic (at least the one I have). I'll have to watch the next time I ride.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:35 pm

my budget Peloton setup is complete!
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loving it so far. definitely getting more out of my rides by participating in the Peloton classes.

and yes, my basement floor is painted like a hockey rink. :lol:

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Postby skullman80 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:37 pm

Nice but the clutter of the basement makes me twitch lol.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:59 pm

Nice but the clutter of the basement makes me twitch lol.
:lol: half of it is the box the bike came in. the other half is hockey stuff. skate sharpener, homemade passing thingy, HUGE collection of pro stock hockey gear.....

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Postby King Colby » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:08 pm

Sweet sharpener. What kind?

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Postby shoeshine boy » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:57 am

Sweet sharpener. What kind?
that one's a Wissota. it hasn't been used though since I got the Sparx which is behind the bike on the outer hearth of the unused fireplace.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:44 pm

Olympic weight plates remain a fitness gear unicorn. Really annoying at this point. It’s been months.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:50 pm

Yes. I wanted a pair of 45s to leave on my hex bar. Turns out my wife likes using the hex bar for push-ups so it doesn't matter now anyway. Problem solved.

Also, my treadmill broke. Really hoping it's just the frayed wire I should have replaced when we moved. It's overheating at 1.5mi and shutting off completely. I don't want to buy a new treadmill.

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Postby Shyster » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:55 pm

Weighed myself yesterday and saw my first below-210 reading. Now down roughly 55 lbs over the last year.

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Postby skullman80 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:01 pm

Weighed myself yesterday and saw my first below-210 reading. Now down roughly 55 lbs over the last year.
:thumb:

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Postby mikey » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:18 pm

Awesome, Shyster :thumb:

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:30 pm

Yes. I wanted a pair of 45s to leave on my hex bar. Turns out my wife likes using the hex bar for push-ups so it doesn't matter now anyway. Problem solved.

Also, my treadmill broke. Really hoping it's just the frayed wire I should have replaced when we moved. It's overheating at 1.5mi and shutting off completely. I don't want to buy a new treadmill.
I want a hex bar and I want to be able to put things on it. There’s no point to a naked hex bar.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:34 pm

Yeah, there are better ways of doing push-ups with grips. But it's a home gym and economy of equipment is a consideration.

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Postby Shyster » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:49 pm

Also, my treadmill broke. Really hoping it's just the frayed wire I should have replaced when we moved. It's overheating at 1.5mi and shutting off completely. I don't want to buy a new treadmill.
If you can't fix it, I have a treadmill in my basement that I'm not using. It's a Pro-Form 385C.

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