Have you ever hopped on a piece of cardio equipment, only to find yourself dazed and confused by all the buttons and programs, utterly bewildered that it could be so complicated? Not surprising. Manufacturers of exercise equipment are constantly looking for new bells and whistles to remain competitive, fresh and interesting. The reality is, most people find these features too confusing and never even use them.
Personally, when I do cardio, all I want to do is get my heart rate up. I don't have time to push 50 buttons, programming every personal trait and statistic about myself. As a result, I am often quick to hit the 'Quick Start' button and go. You could say I like to drive 'Manual' on the treadmill.
Some of the programs and features on cardio equipment, however, do have merit. And depending on your short and long term goals of exercise, it might be worth giving them a spin. Each piece of cardiovascular exercise equipment is different. However, a glossary of some ofRead More »from How well do you know your treadmill?