Ergometer: watt precise stamina training at home
Ergometers are fitness machines for training at home. You train your cardio-vascular system and strengthen your leg muscles. As you sit on the ergometer, the stress on joints is small. They are good for building-training and older persons. The difference between ergometers and exercise bikes is the performance control. Regarding ergotrainers, the performance is displayed in watt according to the national/European norm DIN EN 957-1/5. Ergometers can thus be used for therapy. A special type are recumbent bikes or recumbent ergometers. Those have a real seat with backrest. This protects the back as well.
Good reasons to buy an ergometer
- Your stamina training at home is independent of wind, weather, and time.
- The small fitness machines are space saving.
- The training on a bike trainer or recumbent bike is joint-gentle.
- The training is easy and motivating.
- The resistance performance is displayed in watt.
- Ergometers are suitable for everyone: beginners and leisure sportsmen, every age, the whole family.
A little ergometer buy advice
Ergotrainers are easy-to-use fitness machines. In order to find your appropriate ergotrainer, you can compare some of the most important features:
An ergotrainer with speed-dependent load displays the pedalling performance in watt. When you buy a speed-independent ergometer, you can decide the wattage. Pedal quicker and the pedal resistance gets reduced. If the pedal frequency is lowered, the resistance gets higher. The fitness equipment adapts the resistance, so taht you always exercise at the desired level.
Balance mass: the more balance mass the better is the concentric run. The flywheel runs smoother: the training becomes more comfortable, more joint-gentle, and more effective.
Training computer and programs
The training computer should be easy to use. The more programs it offers, the more diversion is given throughout the training. When the whole family wants to exercise with the home fitness machine, the computer should have a user memory. Every family member has its personal settings at hand.
Comfort and design
Stamina training should make fun, your fitness machine needs to be comfortable. An adjustable saddle is obligatory. You can adjust the ergometer to your height. Persons of every height can exercise with it. A deep step-through makes getting on easier.