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Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby FatFukShrinking » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:42 pm

How depressing is it when you are over the weight limit?

My exercise bike only holds 90 kilos MAX !!
The elliptical trainers i wanted to buy had the same weight limits.

Do you think i will break my bike? :( :( :( :( I'm 20 kilos too heavy

What's the point of all these machines if you have to lose weight before you can even get on them lol.

Damn thing cost me $700-$800 and it can't even hold heavier weights? What the!!
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First Goal: 109 kilos (Losing 10% of my body weight)
Second Goal: 99 kilos (Getting out of triple digits)
Third goal: 85 kilos (Getting back to a weight where i felt more like ME)
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:51 pm

I know what you mean! I was horrified when I started researching exercise equipment and saw the weight limits. They really need to start building more sturdy equipment as a general rule, not just for over-priced exceptions. As you say, it's a bit of a Catch-22 when you need to lose weight in order to exercise so you can lose weight!

I'm not sure if it's safe for you to use the bike if you are 20% over its weight limit. Can you talk to the people who sold it to you? They may know if the weight limit is too conservative or not. If they didn't warn you about the weight limit you may have good cause to demand a refund.

If you choose to get another bike can't find anything for your weight in your price range there are always pedal exercisers. That way you can sit in a normal chair and still get exercise.
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I have the lightest (and cheapest) of the three. The biggest problem with it is that you need to prop it up against something otherwise when you try to pedal it keeps getting away from you! I assume the other ones are far heavier to prevent that problem, but they are also more expensive at over $200 compared to under $50. However they're still much less than what you paid for your current exercise bike.

Good luck!
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby court » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:13 pm

omg i want one of these for under my desk at work!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:34 pm

I know, they're great, aren't they!? I bought one hoping that I could use it under my desk or while sitting on the couch, but then discovered that it would keep moving away from me while I was peddling! As a result I highly recommend the heavier, more expensive models!
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby FatFukShrinking » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:59 pm

OH i have to get myself one of those!

Lol @ it getting away from you. I guess i could do it against a wall?

My bike is a YORK and that's meant to be a good brand, i got it at a sports shop. I'm shocked that it only holds 90kilos. I bought it ages ago and no one ever told me about the weight limit. My fault for assuming that it would hold my weight. I only saw the weight limit sticker when i was cleaning the dust off it lol

Now i know why so many obese people use walking as an exercise, it's because they are too fat to use equipment lol. I don't want to go to the gym, I'm just not comfy in that environment yet.

It would be good if they made machines to hold 150kg... it couldn't be that hard could it? People are getting bigger and bigger and we need to change the equipment to suit.
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First Goal: 109 kilos (Losing 10% of my body weight)
Second Goal: 99 kilos (Getting out of triple digits)
Third goal: 85 kilos (Getting back to a weight where i felt more like ME)
Ultimate long term goal: 60 kilos (Losing half of my start weight)
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:58 pm

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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby FatFukShrinking » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:44 pm

I would die if that happened to me! lol

If you own a gym, shouldn't you be using equipment that can hold virtually anyone?
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SW: 121.3kg - 20/04/2010
First Goal: 109 kilos (Losing 10% of my body weight)
Second Goal: 99 kilos (Getting out of triple digits)
Third goal: 85 kilos (Getting back to a weight where i felt more like ME)
Ultimate long term goal: 60 kilos (Losing half of my start weight)
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:06 pm

You'd think so. Or at least only taking on clients who can use the equipment.
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby nothing2lose » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:57 pm

Proving my theory that gyms are evil, evil places.... :twisted: :lol:
LIVE YOUR LIFE LIKE A THIN PERSON....AND EVENTUALLY YOUR BODY WILL MATCH YOUR LIFESTYLE!

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SW - 16 May 2010 - 110.4 kg :(
New SW - 6 January 2011 - 108 kg :(
First GW 99kg :) My aim is to reach this goal by April 15, 2011
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Re: Depressing !! - Weight limits

Postby court » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:05 pm

haha i love my gym. there is this one guy at my gym and if going by the people on the biggest loser is any gauge i think this guy would prob be well over 200kgs and he is phenomenal! He gets right into boxing with his PT then jumps on the cross trainer and goes hell for leather - I love watching him it is deadset inspiring! :D so weight limits on our machinery must be good! everyone should be able to enjoy their benefits!
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