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    Anyone know about Cross Trainers?

    I'm looking at one for home but don't want to spend more than 150. It's for land based training for my swimming, so it doesn't need fancy programs just set and go.

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    You should be able to get a relatively decent one for 150. Check out argos for a start, they have a few on their website.

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    I've just been into Argos and they have one reduced from 299 to 129 so I might go for that. I just thought that, seeing how ICT Technicians are so fanatical about keeping fit, we might have some experts

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I'm looking at one for home but don't want to spend more than 150. It's for land based training for my swimming, so it doesn't need fancy programs just set and go.
    It's the kind of thing that people buy, use a few times, then have sit around in the garage for ages until they decide to get rid of it. As such, there's always a good supply floating around at car boot sales and your local second-hand emporium. Do you really need a whole cross-trainer - have you tried a skipping rope?

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    I need the C/T, it will help me pick up my stroke rate and stamina. Just going to take a look on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I need the C/T, it will help me pick up my stroke rate and stamina.
    Has anyone ever used one of those "lung exercising" contraptions:

    http://www.powerbreathe.com

    Anyone used one? Would you recommend them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've just been into Argos and they have one reduced from 299 to 129 so I might go for that. I just thought that, seeing how ICT Technicians are so fanatical about keeping fit, we might have some experts

    I'm more of a gym person myself. I can't get the motivation to use gym equipment at home, I need a routine such as going to the gym from work.

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    I bid 60 on one with a Buy It Now price of 80. It went for 94! Where's the logic in that?

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    Why not go for a run, its free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiser View Post
    Why not go for a run, its free!
    Cross trainer tends to have low/zero impact on your joints, so if you're recovering from an injury or have known problems with ankles, knees, hips etc they're the recommended option. That's why swimming is a good idea to build muscle strength without impact on joints.

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