I went for a bike ride today, and, as usual, my legs were completely fried. I often work some reps with light weight to even out the workout, or I do some pullups and dips. This time I tried something different.
I found this bad boy besides a dumpster about five years ago. It actually does have a seat, but it’s a crappy stationary bike.
It does, however, make a sweet UBE machine!
I worked out on it for about 20 minutes after my ride. I’ve seen wrestlers and fighters ripping on the real machines, but I never realized how hard it is! I rotated between three different positions with my “new” toy: standing facing the bike and moving the handlebars and sitting/kneeling behind the bike to turn the pedals in both directions.
My dumpster-issue UBE machine doesn’t have variable resistance. It grinds and whines like the devil. But I am glad I dragged it out of storage to give it a try. I’m sure to be sore tomorrow.
Do you have any good used or repurposed equipment finds to share? Let us know!