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Old 06-26-2008, 01:55 PM   #16  
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Thank you Soul Bliss. Any positive or negative experiences from people who have tried it are more relevant to me at this point in time. I have noticed a reduction in pain in my knee- not that I had alot so it may be coincidence. What I really want to do is use my husband as the control because he doesn't exercise and is not losing weight. He agreed but he is not much into commitment and has only been on it twice so the likelihood is he won't be of much use to me for this. We'll see..
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:03 PM   #17  
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AND you know that if I did, I would just tell you, because you are mature, reasonable, open AND have excellent communication skills.
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Thank you SoulBliss, that means alot to me, and right back at you. It just goes to show that disagreements and opposing viewpoints can be an amazing, positive force, when not used to manipulate, control, hurt or judge others.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #18  
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I hope I did not lead anyone down the wrong path. I am not expecting weightloss. The machine is not for weight loss as far as I can see. I have not read any studies that suggest that. In fact I think there may have been some initial studies that suggest that it won't assist in losing weight, I just can't remember if these were based on lack of changes in BMR or hormones. If you believe that building muscle burns more calories at rest-maybe but I think even that would be difficult to notice and attribute to. I have heard numbers in the range of 20-100 calories extra/day to 35 cal/hour as the benefit of muscle over fat. So, if the machine does increase muscle I don't think it translate into weight loss easily. Also, It does not change my HR significantly, sometimes goes up by 20 points. For me it is really about ACL repair, muscle toning, flexibility, and bone density.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:32 PM   #19  
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I was so interested with this machine and it's findings. I just read some horror stories that it can cause a detached retina. Wow, that's a big risk. I'd love to know just how many people have had that happen.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:54 PM   #20  
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I am interested on seeing if it works for you. I personally could never afford it even if I wanted it, but I would like to know the outcome fore more scientific purposes. I am a Chemical engineering student and want to get a masters in Biomedical engineering, so seeing how equipment affects the body is what I want to do.
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