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Ergometers Introduction


An ergometer is a device used to measure the amount of work or exercise a person performs. It is also the general term used to describe a variety of hand, foot or combination exercise devices that allow people to exercise their upper and lower extremities while in a stationary position. The common stationary exercise bike is one type of ergometer. Most exercise ergometers use some form of hand or foot pedal for the basic motion. Many models allow for wheelchair access. Ergometers are very popular devices for performing exercise that provides cardiovascular benefit.



Disclaimer: Proper precautions must be taken before you begin an exercise program. An understanding of your current health status and potential problems is necessary for you to exercise safely. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns. This program is intended to incorporate high-intensity physical activity into your daily life, but should not be used in place of physical therapy, professional medical advice, or treatment.


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