I’ve been looking at striders. THey work both your arms and your legs without hurting your joints. If that’s the case, are stationary bikes pretty much out of date?
I think they’re different types of equipment. THey each have their benefits. Plus, even if they were identical, there’s still a matter of personal preference.
I have to agree with that. Striders are nearly exclusively cardio, too. They don’t do any strength training. So if you’re just looking to raise your heart rate, that’s what you’ll get. You will be much easier on your joints, though. So that’s why I agree that it’s about personal preference.
They’re not all the same. Look carefully at the reviews you see. Some aren’t good for tall people or for people closer to 5 feet tall. Also, some are notorious for squeaking. Some are easy to fix with WD40 or something like that. Others need to be disassembled and sticky lubricant grease needs to be applied. Those ones are most likely to be abandoned after they’re problematic because it’s too much of a nuisance to maintain them.
That’s just it, kittykatt. They’re very different, but that’s what the benefits of a strider are and why many people pick them instead of a stationary bike. Still, that doesn’t mean one is better than the other.