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Old 5 July 2009, 02:13
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Versa Climber

Any other Versa Climber fans here?

I have commited to a mountaineering expedition next year with an experienced climber friend of mine, and he reccomended that I embrace the suck of a Versa Climber to prepare.

I never really used one before, but started attacking that thing the past two weeks. 5, 10, 15, 20 min sessions, and currently up to 45 mins of humping on that thing. As far as machines go, I have never found such an awesome machine that works the legs and mid-section like that thing. Tread mills, stairmaster, stationary bikes, eliptical, have never yeilded the results I am seeing on this Versa Climber. It is tightening up shit that running lots of miles never could.

I am currently just concentrating on long sessions with the thing to get my muscles conditioned to the motion, but I know the Versa is great for interval training also. I will put interval training into the mix soon.

It is really great to feel the burn in your stomach using this thing.
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Old 5 July 2009, 03:17
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Used it years ago as a mix-up for my routines. It'll put a burn you.
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Old 5 July 2009, 07:57
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I hate that thing.
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Old 5 July 2009, 11:49
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Versa climbers are a great conditioning tool.

They suck in a good way.
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Old 5 July 2009, 16:35
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I used them a lot, we had one at the Team. Best thing out there IMO for overall conditioning without taking hours.
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Old 5 July 2009, 18:26
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I was just debating getting one for when I move to my new house. Any idea how much they cost?
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Old 5 July 2009, 19:54
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A lot. But they are worth it.
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Old 5 July 2009, 20:38
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Any particular brand or model recommended?
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Old 5 July 2009, 22:00
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I used a versa climber at my old gym but now I use a Schwinn AirDyne at home to kick my own ass on. I love the versa climber but way out of my budget. I grabbed the AirDyne for $100 off craigslist.
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Old 5 July 2009, 22:38
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Looks like a real bitch of a workout. I'll have to try it sometime, just don't have a place.
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Old 6 July 2009, 05:25
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The hardest easy looking workouts I've ever done.
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Old 6 July 2009, 05:34
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I was just debating getting one for when I move to my new house. Any idea how much they cost?
I was surprised to find out that the one we have is over $4K, which is the professional model that talks.
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Old 6 July 2009, 08:26
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What does it say?

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I was surprised to find out that the one we have is over $4K, which is the professional model that talks.
What does it say, "That searing buildup of Lactic Acid is only a signal! Push through it!"?
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Old 6 July 2009, 11:21
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They are fantastic! Tabata's on them with a pack is a smoke check. The great thing about them is that unlike a sissy elliptical, you are virtually guaranteed to have no one on it when you go to the gym, since they are actually hard work. :)
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Old 6 July 2009, 15:15
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they are freaking evil, thats why I like them
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Old 6 July 2009, 15:19
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They are fantastic! Tabata's on them with a pack is a smoke check. The great thing about them is that unlike a sissy elliptical, you are virtually guaranteed to have no one on it when you go to the gym, since they are actually hard work. :)
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Old 7 July 2009, 21:39
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So, there seems to be one at our base gym and, as previously stated, it was unused the whole time I was there. Figured I'd check it out. 5 minutes later and I must say that I hate it and hate you all. Not really, but probably will for the next couple of days at least as the body sorts itself out. It probably didn't help that I've spent the past couple of days running extensively and taking part in a taekwondo training camp.
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Old 7 July 2009, 22:19
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I have commited to a mountaineering expedition next year with an experienced climber friend of mine, and he reccomended that I embrace the suck of a Versa Climber to prepare.
Where is your expedition to, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 8 July 2009, 03:16
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ugh, suck. Those, and rowing machines (cardio rowers), both evil, awkward, and make time drag.
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Old 8 July 2009, 07:57
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ugh, suck. Those, and rowing machines (cardio rowers), both evil, awkward, and make time drag.
Naw... The Concept 2 ergs are a GREAT workout. Cybex's Arc Trainer is another great tool, though it's not as, uh...severe as an erg or Versa Climber.
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