Over the last 18 months i added about 17 pounds of muscles and now i am happy to just maintain that level(i went from very small to average).
I am in my 50’s and i am considering investing about 400$ to buy a new or used (in good condition) Stationairy Recumbent Cycle or Rower/ERG.
I plan to do some cardio and HIIT. The last 14 years without a car i use my bicycle daily for transportation but in a big city it is not that pleasant with all the risks involved. Here the bike pathways are really not safe. Since i am often up at 4 AM a low noise machine is a must. I might use it on the balcony(most of the time) about 5 days weekly every week to loose that last ± 7 pounds and be a bit fitter.
After a day of looking around the IM Fitness 1760 Recumbent Cycle 350$ seems interesting but i could wait till Xmas a store person told me it is their lowest price period. I guess an elliptical is not suited for HIIT/Tabata.
Thanks for your suggestions/input.