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Help Incorporating the Airdyne


#1

Good Morning,

I begin each day with a 30 to 45 minute walk and light stretching. I am in my late 50s and I have found this to be a great way to get my body going in the morning.

In the evenings I an following 2x2x2

Mon.
Squat
Bench

Tue.
Prowler walks (can no longer run)

Wed.
Mobility

Thur.
Dead lifts
Press

Fri.
Prowler walks

Sat.
Mobility.

I would like to start incorporating the Airdyne. Where do you think the best place to put it:

  • In the the morning replacing a couple of the walking days?

  • Before or after lifting?

  • Before or after the Prowler walks?

  • Before or after mobility?

Thanks


#2

Welcome to the amazing world of the AirDyne. Generally speaking the AirDyne is “easy” conditioning, even when pushed hard. Yes, there is a limit but few actually reach it. Anyway, use the AirDyne as a substitute for the walk, as a warm-up prior to lifting (10-15 minutes) or on your days off. You can also use it prior to the Prowler (again, warm-up). ALWAYS do the Airdyne PRIOR to mobility work.

Despite it being a great tool, any kind of “rote conditioning” can still make you stiff so either do it BEFORE mobility work or as PART of a mobility circuit (recommended).