Cardiovascular machines - a group of simulators, designed to train the cardiovascular system. This group includes various simulators, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on which choice is made, and subsequently, the purchase of one or another simulator.
Cardiovascular machines - the most common simulators for the home , because provide an opportunity to load the muscles of the cardiovascular system and other muscles without leaving home, and also have a number of other positive qualities.
The benefits of training on home cardiovascular machines:
- allow you to train the heart muscle without leaving home
- develop the respiratory system
- load a large number of muscles (for example, when running on a treadmill)
- tone and strengthen muscles
- promote weight loss and loss of extra pounds
- speed up metabolism
- increase stamina
- develop body flexibility
Types of cardio for home:
Running track Perhaps the most effective exercise for training the cardiovascular and respiratory systems is running. When running, the muscles of the legs, as well as the abdomen and back, are effectively loaded. Treadmills are mechanical (the canvas of the treadmill rotates due to the effort of the treadmill), magnetic (they differ more smoothly from the mechanical tracks) and electric (the path is driven by an electric motor). Of course, each type of treadmill has its advantages and disadvantages, as well as price characteristics.
Exercise bike . Allows you to simulate cycling. Exercise bikes on the principle of the brake system are belt, shoe, magnetic and electromagnetic (bicycle ergometers). The braking system depends on the resistance created by pedaling and the accuracy of the load control.
Elliptical trainers (orbitrek) . It is a mixture of a treadmill, exercise bike and a stepper. Gives the load on the muscles of the legs, buttocks and thighs, as well as the secondary load on the muscles of the arms, chest and back. Elliptical trainers are mechanical (driven by human muscle power), magnetic (with a magnetic braking system), and electromagnetic (equipped with an electromagnetic braking system). Despite the fact that orbitrek is a “young” simulator, it is the most popular and occupies a leading position in sales.
Steppers . Simulate the process of movement of a person on the steps, thereby effectively loading the muscles of the legs and buttocks. The biggest advantage of steppers is their compactness and low price. Steppers depending on the mode of operation of the pedals are dependent and independent (allows you to adjust the load on each leg separately) by the pedals.
Rowing simulators . They are the only cardio with pronounced power loads. Effectively develop the muscles of the arms and chest. By way of load control, rowing simulators are divided into mechanical and magnetic.
What to look for when choosing a cardio?
Manufacturing firm. The quality of the product depends on the manufacturer’s company, and its operational properties depend on the quality of the product. Therefore, if you want the simulator to serve for a long time and properly, buy quality products from reputable manufacturers.
Maximum user weight. For each simulator there is a maximum user weight limit. Refine it before purchase.
Purchase terms. A prerequisite for the purchase of a cardio is a warranty period.
Silent work. The most important indicator for home simulators.
How to save on the purchase of a cardio?
Often, the model of the simulator that you like is not suitable for the price segment. As an option, that this model contains many different sensors and meters, which decently increase the price of the unit. If you do not need a variety of pulse meters and other things, choose a cardiovascular equipment for the home without this equipment.