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Postby WouterB » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:19 am

Anyone using this "treadclimber"? Any feedback?
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Postby MoapaPk » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:56 am

This will allow a fuller workout.

Seriously, we had the tread-steppers at our gym; people didn't fight over them. I'm sure you can find a friend with a gym membership, who will bring you in on a guest pass for a spin.
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Postby Augie Medina » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:02 am



Wonder why those gals like that contraption so much? :lol:
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Postby peladoboton » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:03 am

i've used a lot of different hill simulating machines, but my favorite is an incline treadmill because it has a constant angle....its not comfortable, and its plain hard to use when you get up to angles above 30 degrees, but these seem to give me the most applicable training for snow and ice climbing.
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Postby rasgoat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:33 am



Ahh The Sybian climber technique, a great way to get in shape for a climb.
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Postby WouterB » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:37 am

peladoboton wrote:i've used a lot of different hill simulating machines, but my favorite is an incline treadmill because it has a constant angle....its not comfortable, and its plain hard to use when you get up to angles above 30 degrees, but these seem to give me the most applicable training for snow and ice climbing.


That's what I'm doing right now. But a lady friend of mine told me about this machine and says it's awesome. We went climbing together in France a couple of weeks ago and I noticed she walked up like a rocket while I was sweating and puffing behing her. Sure I could follow her and had a bigger backpack, but still it left me wondering about this machine... .
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Postby Alpinisto » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:15 pm

Not sure I can see a benefit to that machine vs. a good ol' treadmill with an incline function.
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Postby Grampahawk » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:36 pm

That machine is a major contributor to the bankruptcy of Nautilus. People loved them but they had so many problems with mechanical breakdowns that almost every one sold commercially had to be scrapped. As far as the workout, a regular treadmill works, or the Stairmaster Stepmill is a better workout for climbers.
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Postby Ze » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:40 pm

Grampahawk wrote:That machine is a major contributor to the bankruptcy of Nautilus. People loved them but they had so many problems with mechanical breakdowns that almost every one sold commercially had to be scrapped. As far as the workout, a regular treadmill works, or the Stairmaster Stepmill is a better workout for climbers.


interesting because it shouldn't need a strong of a motor as a treadmill given gravity...

i would think the incline trainer would be better than a stepmill as it maintains more similar ankle joint orientation to what you would experience on a mountain
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Postby WouterB » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:47 pm

Never saw a stepmill, but that looks kind of interesting too.
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:53 pm

Or if you have stairs, running up and down them is quite effective as well. I did that once as a last minute effort to get some additional training. It seemed to work well.
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Postby Grampahawk » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:00 pm

Luciano136 wrote:Or if you have stairs, running up and down them is quite effective as well. I did that once as a last minute effort to get some additional training. It seemed to work well.
Stairs do work fine, but I find that in new England they are either covered in ice, or it's 90 degrees with 80% humidity about half the year.
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:49 am

Grampahawk wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:Or if you have stairs, running up and down them is quite effective as well. I did that once as a last minute effort to get some additional training. It seemed to work well.
Stairs do work fine, but I find that in new England they are either covered in ice, or it's 90 degrees with 80% humidity about half the year.


Haha, yeah, best to use indoor ones. I only had two floors at the time but it was still good enough to wear out my legs. It does get boring though :)
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