Fitness Quest 8.0e Home Gym User Manual

8.0e
OWNER’S MANUAL
F OR M AXIMUM E FFECTIVENESS
AND
S AFETY, P LEASE R EAD T HIS
O WNER ’ S M ANUAL B EFORE U SING Y OUR
N EW B ALANCE 8.0e E LLIPTICAL T RAINER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions ...........................................................2
Unit Warning Labels ..........................................................................3
Specifications & Parts .......................................................................3
Introduction .......................................................................................4
Assembly Instructions.....................................................................5-8
Getting Started .................................................................................9
Using Your New Balance 8.0e Elliptical Trainer .........................9-10
Operating the Computer .........................................................11-13
Exercise Guidelines .........................................................................14
Knowing the Basics....................................................................14
A Complete Exercise Program............................................14-15
Aerobic Exercise: How Much? How Often? ...........................15
When to Exercise .......................................................................15
Measuring Your Heart Rate ................................................15 -16
Clothing ......................................................................................16
Tips to Keep You Going.............................................................16
Heart Rate Target Zone Chart..................................................17
Warm Up & Cool Down Stretches ...........................................18-19
Care & Storage of Your New Balance 8.0e .................................20
Workout Progress Charts ...........................................................21-22
Exercise Data Charts .................................................................23-24
New Balance Fitness Equipment
©2004 Fitness Quest® Inc. All rights reserved. Made in Taiwan.
Fitness Quest, Inc., d/b/a New Balance Fitness Equipment.
Orbital Linkage System™ is a trademark of Fitness Quest® Inc.
U.S. Patent #5,893,820. U.S. Design Patent #451,972. Taiwanese Design Patent #082318.
New Balance and NB logo are trademarks of New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc.
Fitness Quest® Inc. is the exclusive licensee of New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc.
5/24/04
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this machine
CAUTION:
Exercise of a strenuous nature, as is customarily done on this equipment,
should not be undertaken without first consulting a physician.
No specific health claims are made or implied as they
relate to the equipment.
1) Before starting this or any other exercise
program, consult your physician, who can assist
you in determining the target heart rate zone
appropriate for your age and physical condition.
Certain exercise programs or types of equipment
may not be appropriate for all people. This is
especially important for people over the age of
35, pregnant women, or those with pre-existing
health problems or balance impairments.
2) Monitor your heart rate while you exercise and
keep your estimated pulse rate within your target
heart rate zone. Follow the instructions on pages
15 and 16 in this manual regarding heart rate
monitoring and how to determine your appropriate target heart rate zone. When used properly,
the heart rate pulse sensors and display monitor
provide a reasonably accurate estimate of your
actual heart rate. This estimate is not exact and
persons with medical conditions and/or a
specific need for accurate heart rate monitoring
should not rely on the estimations provided.
3) Warm up before any exercise program by
doing 8 minutes of aerobic activity, followed
by stretching.
4) Wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of
movement and that are not tight or restricting.
5) Wear comfortable shoes made of good support
with non-slip soles.
6) Breathe naturally, never holding your breath
during an exercise.
7) Avoid over training. You should be able to carry
on a conversation while exercising.
9) This machine should not be used by or near
children.
10) Handicapped or disabled people must have
medical approval before using this machine
and should be under close supervision when
using any exercise equipment.
11) If you are taking medication which may
affect your heart rate, a physician's advise
is absolutely essential.
12) Use this machine only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
13) Only one person at a time should use this
machine.
14) Do not put hands, feet, or any foreign objects on
or near this machine when in use by others.
15) Always use this machine on a level surface.
16) Never operate the machine if the machine is not
functioning properly.
17) Start exercise slowly and gradually increase the
amount of resistance.
18) If the user experiences dizziness, nausea, chest
pain, or any other abnormal symptoms, stop
exercise at once and consult a physician
immediately.
19) Use caution not to pinch fingers or hands in
moving parts when using the unit.
20) Risk of electrical shock. This unit is to be used
only indoors and in a dry location.
8) After an exercise session, cool down with slow
walking and stretching.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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UNIT WARNING LABELS
Important: See below for placement of the following warning labels on your unit.
WARNING LABEL 1
WARNING LABEL 2
WARNING
WARNING
FAILURE TO READ AND FOLLOW THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS STATED IN THE
OWNER’S MANUAL MAY RESULT IN POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. MAXIMUM USER WEIGHT 275 LBS.
REPLACE THIS LABEL IF DAMAGED, ILLEGIBLE OR REMOVED.
DO NOT PLUG THE AC ADAPTER INTO
WALL UNTIL ELECTRONICS MONITOR
IS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED.
WARNING LABEL 4 (2 locations)
WARNING LABEL 3
WARNING
WARNING LABEL 5 (2 locations)
WARNING
WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. THIS UNIT
IS TO BE USED ONLY INDOORS
AND IN A DRY LOCATION.
PINCH POINT.
KEEP HANDS CLEAR.
PINCH POINT. KEEP HANDS CLEAR
OF MOVING PARTS.
Stationary
Pulse
Bar
Sensors
•
•
Dual-Action
Handlebar
•
SPECIFICATIONS & PARTS
Computer
•
New Balance 8.0e
Specifications:
Book Holder
Dual-Action
Handlebar
•
•
Approximate:
Length: 52”
Width: 24”
Height: 60”
WARNING
LABEL 2
Water
Bottle & Holder
•
Nut
Caps
•
Product Weight: Approx. 103 lbs.
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs.
Swing
Arm
Swing
Arm
•
•
WARNING
LABEL 4
WARNING
LABEL 5
Nut
Caps
•
Left Foot Tube
Shroud
•
Front Rollers
•
AC
Adapter
Foot
Platform
WARNING
LABEL 3
•
WARNING
LABEL 1
WARNING
LABEL 4
AC Adapter
Receptacle
•
Rear
Caps
•
Right Foot Tube
Shroud
•
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INTRODUCTION
CONGRATULATIONS ON PURCHASING YOUR
NEW BALANCE 8.0e ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
With this product in your home, you have everything you need to start
your own workout program to tone and firm the major muscle groups of
your lower body. This is vital for all of us, regardless of age, sex, or fitness
level, and regardless of whether your primary goal is toning, health
maintenance, or more energy for daily activities.
Proper exercise, including a low fat diet, strength training and aerobic
exercise, tones and conditions the muscles we use every day to stand,
walk, lift and turn. It can actually transform our body composition by
reducing body fat and increasing the proportion of lean muscle in
our bodies. Using the Elliptical Trainer will help in reducing body fat and
increasing cardiovascular endurance.
Be sure to read through this Owner’s Manual carefully.
It is the authoritative source of information about your New Balance
8.0e Elliptical Trainer.
Retain this manual for future reference.
COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of the
New Balance 8.0e Elliptical Trainer.
We’re sure that you will be completely satisfied
with the product and we invite your comments so
that we can hear about your success.
Please write or call our Customer Service Specialists
at the address or phone number listed below, or
contact us on our web site or email us with any
comments or questions you may have.
New Balance 8.0e
Customer Service Department
1400 Raff Road SW, Canton OH 44750-0001
1-800-292-5009, Monday through Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm, Eastern Standard Time
email: customersupport@newbalancefitness.com
www.newbalancefitness.com
All details depicted in this Owner’s Manual, and of the
product itself, are subject to change without notice.
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ORDERING MISSING OR
DEFECTIVE PARTS
When ordering parts, always provide the following
information:
1) Name, Mailing Address and Telephone Number
2) Date of Purchase
3) Where Product was Purchased
(Name of Retail Store, City)
4) Model Number (NBP01080-2)
5) Part Order Number and Description
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Occasionally our products contain components that are pre-lubricated
at the factory. We recommend that you protect flooring, or anything
else the parts may contact, with newspaper or cloth.
swing arms
vertical column tube
New Balance 8.0e
base frame assembly
foot tube
studs
metal sleeves
(2 long/4 short)
foot
platforms
computer
stationary bar
assembly
water bottle
with holder
book holder
AC adapter
dual-action handlebars
rear
caps
M8 x 15mm allen bolts,
M8 spring washers and
M8 curved washers
for stationary bar
Tools Required: (included)
Combination Wrench/Screwdriver
Allen Wrenches
front
rollers
left & right
foot tube shrouds
with M6 x 15mm
phillips bolts
M8 carriage bolts, M8 washers
and M8 acorn nuts
for dual-action handlebars
M8 x 15mm allen bolts,
M8 spring washers and
M8 curved washers for vertical column
1/4" x 20mm phillips bolts and
M6 washers for foot platforms
tool for removing wheel
wrench/screwdriver
M6 x 20mm phillips screws
for rear caps & front rollers
allen wrenches
Fastener Pack
5
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STEP 1 – Vertical Column Assembly
vertical column tube
Lift up the Vertical Column Tube and insert into Base
Frame Assembly. When lifting the Vertical Column Tube,
be sure you don’t cut wires.
alignment
stickers
It is critical that you line up the sticker on the
Vertical Column Tube and Main Frame to assure
proper alignment.
base frame
assembly
Insert the six M8 x 15mm Allen Bolts, M8 Spring Washers
and M8 Curved Washers, finger tighten. Once all Bolts are
inserted you must tighten with
M8 x 15mm allen bolts,
the long Allen Wrench provided.
M8 spring washers and
M8 curved washers
STEP 2 – Rear Caps/Front Rollers Assembly
example
Carefully lay the unit on its side. Remove the
orange Shipping Plugs by prying them out
with a Screwdriver. Put Rear Cap and Front
Roller on the appropriate ends of the Base
Frame Assembly that are facing up. Aligning
the notches in the Base Frame Assembly with
the notches in the Rear Caps and Front
Rollers, insert the two M6 x 20mm Phillips
Screws and tighten with the
Screwdriver provided.
front roller
M6 x 20mm
phillips screws
align
notches
Lay the Unit on the other side and repeat.
Stand unit back up to proceed.
2
place
screw
here
front bottom view of
base frame assembly
STEP 3 – Foot Tube Shroud
Assembly
Place the Foot Tube Shroud over
the two rear holes on the Foot
Tube. Attach with the M6 x 15mm
Phillips Bolts. The Foot Tube
Shrouds are marked “L” and “R”.
M6 x 15mm
phillips bolts
3
foot tube
6
foot tube shroud
RIGHT SIDE
STEP 4 – Foot Platforms Assembly
a) Place the Metal Sleeves over the studs on Foot Tube. Place the longer (black) Sleeves on
center studs.
b) Slide the Foot Platform on the metal sleeves. To secure the Foot Platforms, line up holes and insert
front and rear 1/4” x 20mm Phillips Bolts and M6 Washers. Tighten with the Screwdriver provided.
Repeat on other side.
foot tube
foot
platform
foot tube
4b
4a
metal sleeves
STEP 5 – Stationary Bar Assembly
Feed the Computer and Pulse Wires up
through the Stationary Bar Assembly. Slide
the Stationary Bar Assembly into the top of
the Vertical Column Tube. Attach with
the three M8 x 15mm Allen Bolts,
M8 Spring Washers and M8 Curved
Washers. Tighten with the long Allen
Wrench that is provided.
computer
wire
STEP 6 – Dual-Action Handlebars
Assembly
Insert Dual-Action Handlebars into the
corresponding Swing Arms. Secure using
four M8 Carriage Bolts, M8 Washers and
M8 Acorn Nuts. Tighten Bolts with the
Wrench provided.
Note: Curves on Handlebars should
face away from user when assembled
and pulse sensors should face towards user.
pulse
wires
6
5
stationary bar
assembly
vertical
column
tube
1/4" x 20mm phillips bolts
and M6 washers
dual-action
handlebars
M8 carriage bolts,
M8 washers and
M8 acorn nuts
M8 x 15mm allen bolts,
M8 spring washers and
M8 curved washers
vertical
column
tube
swing arms
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STEP 7 – Computer Assembly
a) Remove the Phillips Screws from the back of the Computer.
b) Snap together Connectors for Computer, tucking the Wires inside the Stationary
Bar Assembly.
The Book Holder can be attached to the Computer at any time.
c) Attach the Computer using the four Phillips Screws you removed in Step 6a into
the back of the Computer. Tighten with the Screwdriver provided.
d) Remove Battery Door on the back of the Computer.
Insert four “C” Batteries (included) in numbered order and replace Battery Door.
Front View
Back View
four "C" batteries
book holder
computer
4
3
1
2
7a
battery
door
back of
computer
7b
stationary bar
assembly
7c
stationary bar
assembly
connectors
STEP 8 –
Water Bottle Holder Assembly
Step 9 –
AC Adapter
Remove the two M4 x 12mm Machine
Screws from Vertical Column Tube. Line
up Water Bottle Holder and attach to
the Vertical Column Tube by re-inserting
Screws and tightening them with the
Screwdriver provided.
Insert AC Adapter
into rear of unit,
then plug into wall.
vertical
column
tube
9
AC
Adapter
8
remove
screw
water
bottle
holder
remove
screw
8
Assembly is now complete.
IMPORTANT:
Please read pages 9-10 before beginning
your workout for important instructions
on how to use your New Balance
8.0e Elliptical Trainer.
GETTING STARTED
Once your New Balance 8.0e Elliptical Trainer is assembled, make sure that your workout space has a
solid, level surface with plenty of space around it. We recommend placing a mat under your unit to
protect your flooring. Before you begin your first workout on the New Balance 8.0 Elliptical Trainer,
practice getting on and off your trainer a few times until you are comfortable with this movement.
Getting On
Move the left foot platform to its lowest position.
1) Face forward and put your hands on the
stationary handlebars.
1)
2)
3)
2) Place your left foot on the left foot platform and
balance yourself.
3) Carefully lift your right foot over the machine and
place your right foot on the right foot platform.
Make sure that you feel completely balanced
before beginning your workout.
Getting Off
When stepping off, you must gradually slow down the rate at which you are
pedaling until the unit comes to a complete stop.
1) Grasp the stationary handlebars with both hands (see Fig 3 above).
2) Step off the higher foot platform onto the floor (see Fig 2 above).
3) Then carefully bring your other foot over the machine and down
to the floor (see Fig 1 above). Let go of the stationary handlebars.
Correct Workout Position
When exercising, it is important to keep your back straight and knees “soft”
or slightly bent. Do not lock out your knees. Keep your head up as this
will minimize neck and upper back strain. Always try to use the
New Balance 8.0e with a smooth and rhythmical motion.
USING YOUR NEW BALANCE 8.0e ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. THIS UNIT IS TO BE USED
ONLY INDOORS AND IN A DRY LOCATION.
The New Balance 8.0e, with it’s patented Orbital Linkage SystemTM, provides a completely smooth
and natural feeling, elliptical path that minimizes the impact on your hips, knees and ankles while
providing a superior aerobic and muscle toning workout. The durable steel frame and streamlined
look make the unit easy to use and easy to store, no matter what your space limitations.
IMPORTANT:
• This unit is not recommended for children.
• Always wear rubber soled workout shoes.
• Always make sure that you feel balanced and secure.
• Always use your machine on a clean, solid and level surface.
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CHANGING FOOT POSITIONS
The generously sized foot platforms are
7”wide by 16” inches long, which provides
workout stability and allows you to vary
your foot position for different workout
intensities. Begin with your feet in the
most forward position and then move
your feet to the position that feels most
comfortable to you. The further back your feet are placed on the
foot platforms, the greater the vertical height of the
elliptical motion and therefore, the harder the workout.
USING THE HANDLEBARS
Your New Balance 8.0e comes with both dual-action handlebars and stationary handlebars.
Dual-Action Handlebars
Place your hands midway between the top and bottom of the left and
right arms on the dual-action handlebars. Adjust your hands up and down
slightly to find the position most comfortable for you. Bend your elbows
slightly so that your arms are not hyperextended or “locked out”. Use a firm
grip but try to avoid “white knuckles”. As your legs move in the elliptical
motion, pump your arms back and forth as if you were walking. Using the
dual-action handlebars will work your upper body in addition to your lower
body. By using the dual-action handlebars, you are recruiting more muscles
which will both elevate your heart rate and burn more calories than simply
doing a lower body workout.
Using the Pulse Function on the Dual-Action Handlebars
The pulse window on your computer works in conjunction with the pulse
sensors found on the dual-action handlebars. When you are ready to read
your pulse:
1) Place both hands firmly on the pulse sensors. For the most accurate
reading, it is important to use both hands and to temporarily stop moving.
2) Look at your pulse window. The small heart will begin to blink.
3) Your estimated heart rate will appear in the window approximately
6 seconds after you grasp the pulse sensors.
4) Refer to the Target Heart Rate Zone chart found on page 17 of this manual.
For additional information about the importance of working within certain
heart rate ranges, see pages 15 and 16 – Measuring Your Heart Rate.
5) This estimate is not exact and persons with medical conditions and/or a
specific need for accurate heart rate monitoring should not rely on the
estimations provided.
Stationary Handlebars
Place your hands midway between the top and bottom of the left and right
arms on the stationary handlebars. Adjust your hands up and down until you
find the position most comfortable for you. Bend your elbows slightly so that
your arms are not hyperextended or “locked out”. Using the stationary
handlebars during your workout will decrease the amount of work in your
upper body and increase the amount of work in your lower body.
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OPERATING THE COMPUTER
WARNING
The batteries must be installed as instructed
on page 8. Do not carry batteries loosely,
such as in a purse or pocket. The batteries
may explode or leak and cause injury if
installed improperly, misused, disposed
of in a fire or recharged.
WARNING
Do not plug AC Adapter into wall until
computer is completely assembled.
Introduction
Your unit is equipped with a programmable
computer to help you track your progress and
motivate you to reach your fitness goals.
This computer provides different programs
designed to tailor to your fitness goals. Simply
choose the program you like, set the time limit and
begin exercising. Your computer will then show your
approximate pulse, approximate calories burned,
elapsed time, speed and distance traveled.
Functions and Features
QUICK START BUTTON: Allows you to start the
computer without selecting a program. TIME
automatically begins to count up from zero.
Use the ▲ UP and ▼ DOWN buttons to adjust
the resistance.
TIME: Shows your elapsed workout time in minutes
and seconds. Your computer will automatically
count up from 0:00 to 99:59 in one second
intervals. You may also program your computer to
count down from a set value by using the ▲ UP
and ▼ DOWN buttons. If you continue exercising
once the time has reached 0:00, the computer
will begin beeping, and reset itself to the original
time set, letting you know your workout is done.
SPEED: Displays your workout speed in miles
per hour.
DISTANCE: Displays the accumulative distance
traveled during each workout up to a maximum of
99.9 miles. The distance will be displayed in tenths
of a mile.
CALORIES (approximate): Your computer will
estimate the cumulative calories burned at any
given time during your workout. Calorie expenditure
on your computer is based on realistic expectations; however, your computer is not individually
programmable for all necessary variables to
accurately monitor actual calories burned.
The computer will count up in 0.1 increments. After
the display value reaches 999, it will reset to “0” and
begin counting from 0.1 again.
AGE: Your computer is age-programmable from
10 to 99 years when you choose Program 11 or
Program 12.
Note: This unit is not recommended for children.
The age function is only adaptable to Program 11
or Program 12.
If you do not set an age, this function will always
default to age 25.
PULSE (approximate): Your computer displays your
pulse rate in beats per minute during your workout.
Pulse sensors, located on the dual-action handlebars enable the user to read his/her pulse rate. By
grasping the sensors and holding firmly, the display
will read your pulse rate in the display window. Your
pulse will continue to read as long as your hands
stay on the pulse sensors.
When used properly, the heart rate pulse
sensors and display monitor provide a
reasonably accurate estimate of your actual
heart rate. This estimate is not exact and
persons with medical conditions and/or a
specific need for accurate heart rate monitoring
should not rely on the estimations provided.
(continued on next page)
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Buttons and Definitions
Programs 11 and 12:
ENTER: This button allows users to set the Program
and Time on Programs 1-10 and Time and Age on
Programs 11-12.
These unique programs allow the computer to
adjust the workout resistance according to your
heart rate automatically. Grasp the pulse sensors
and hold with a firm grip. If the current Heart Rate is
greater than the Target Heart Rate, the computer
will decrease the workout resistance automatically.
If your current Heart Rate is less than your Target
Heart Rate it will increase your resistance. By the
resistance changing, the machine will be able to
keep your heart rate at its target beats
per minute.
START: This button allows the user to STOP or START
exercising. (By holding this button for two seconds
the user can reset all values to “0”). The computer
will turn off automatically after approx. 4.5 minutes
of non use. All values will then be reset to “0”.
▲ UP BUTTON: This button allows the user to
increase the values of the Tension Level, Time,
Age and Program.
▼ DOWN BUTTON: This button allows the user to
decrease the values of the Tension Level, Time,
Age and Program.
LCD Workout Graphics
This system offers 12 programs that you can
preset the workout time and will divide the time
by 10 intervals. If you do not preset the workout
time the system will count up the workout time
in one-second increments.
Programs 1-10:
See LCD Workout Graphics on next page.
STEP 1 – Begin by pressing the START button
for over two seconds. This will clear any other
chosen function.
STEP 2 – Next press the ▲ UP or ▼ DOWN button
to scroll to the desired exercise program.
STEP 3 – To set TIME, press the ENTER button and
use the ▲ UP and ▼ DOWN buttons to set TIME.
If you want the TIME to count up from zero, press
ENTER to move to the next step.
STEP 4 – Press the START button to begin exercising.
(If you want to exit the Program, press the START
button for two seconds and the display will reset.)
Once you begin exercising, your present workout
interval will be flashing. You can also increase or
decrease your workout resistance by pressing the
▲ UP or the ▼ DOWN button. To PAUSE your
exercising program, press the START button, then
to resume, press the START button again.
When used properly, the heart rate pulse
sensors and display monitor provide a
reasonably accurate estimate of your actual
heart rate. This estimate is not exact and
persons with medical conditions and/or a
specific need for accurate heart rate
monitoring should not rely on the
estimations provided.
Important: You must keep your hands on the
pulse sensors throughout the entire workout
when using Programs 11 and 12.
Important: Be sure to set your actual age when
using these programs.
Program 11: is designed to allow you to work
out at 60% of maximum heart rate
(Target Heart Rate)
Program 12: is designed to allow you to work
out at 85% of maximum heart rate
(Target Heart Rate)
Operating Instructions for
Programs 11 and 12
STEP 1 – Press START key for two seconds to clear
out previous program.
STEP 2 – Press the ▲ UP or ▼ DOWN button to
choose the desired Heart Rate Program
(Program 11 or 12).
STEP 3 – Press ENTER for TIME mode. Press the ▲ UP
or ▼ DOWN button for the desired TIME setting.
STEP 4 – Press ENTER for AGE mode. Press the ▲ UP
or ▼ DOWN button for the desired AGE setting.
STEP 5 – Press the START button. You are now ready
to begin exercising.
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LCD Workout Graphics
PROGRAM 1
PROGRAM 5
MANUAL
PROGRAM 2
FAT BLASTER INCLINE
PROGRAM 6
ROLLING HILLS
PROGRAM 3
SUPER SLOW INCLINE
PROGRAM 7
SHAPE UP VALLEY
PROGRAM 4
RANDOM ENERGY
PROGRAM 8
CARDIO PLATEAU
CARDIO PLATEAU 2
PROGRAM 9
PEAKS AND VALLEYS
PROGRAM 10
OVER THE HILL
PROGRAM 11
60% OF TARGET HEART RATE
PROGRAM 12
85% OF TARGET HEART RATE
LCD Contrast Calibration
The contrast of the screen can be adjusted by the following steps:
• During the STOP mode, press and hold the ENTER and ▲ UP
buttons together for over two seconds. You will hear a faint
beep. This will open the LCD Contrast Calibration mode.
• Then press the ▲ UP or ▼ DOWN button to adjust the contrast
of the screen. Press START button to set the desired level of
contrast. There are 16 levels of contrast.
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EXERCISE GUIDELINES
IMPORTANT
Please review this section before you begin exercising.
IMPORTANT:
If you are over 35 and have been inactive
for several years, you should consult your
physician, who may or may not recommend a
graded exercise test.
If you are just beginning your exercise program,
your target heart rate range should be roughly
at 60% of your maximum heart rate. As you
become more conditioned (or if you are already
in good cardiovascular shape) you can increase
your target heart rate to 70%-85% of your
maximum heart rate. Remember, your target
heart rate is only a guide.
You should also consult your physician if you
have the following:
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Asthma
• Heart trouble
• Family history of early stroke or
heart attack deaths
• Frequent dizzy spells
• Extreme breathlessness after mild exertion
• Arthritis or other bone problems
• Severe muscular, ligament or
tendon problems
• Other known or suspected disease
• If you experience any pain or tightness
in your chest, an irregular heartbeat or
shortness of breath, stop exercising
immediately. Consult your physician
before continuing.
KNOWING THE BASICS
Physical fitness is most easily understood by
examining its components, or "parts".
There is widespread agreement that these
five components comprise the basics of
physical training:
CARDIORESPIRATORY ENDURANCE - the ability
to deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues, and to
remove wastes, over sustained periods of time.
Using your New Balance 8.0e will improve this.
MUSCULAR STRENGTH - the ability of a muscle to
exert force for a brief period of time. Upper-body
strength, for example, can be measured by various
weight-lifting exercises.
MUSCULAR ENDURANCE - the ability of a muscle, or
a group of muscles, to sustain repeated contractions
or to continue applying force against a fixed object.
Push-ups are often used to test endurance of arm
and shoulder muscles.
FLEXIBILITY - the ability to move joints and use
muscles through their full range of motion. The
sit-and-reach test is a good measure of flexibility of
the lower back and backs of the upper legs.
BODY COMPOSITION - often considered a component of fitness. It refers to the makeup of the body in
terms of lean mass (muscle, bone, vital tissue and
organs) and fat mass. An optimal ratio of fat to lean
mass is an indication of fitness, and the right types of
exercises will help you decrease body fat and
increase or maintain muscle mass. To help track your
progress we have proved a Workout Progress Chart
on page 21.
• Pregnant
A COMPLETE EXERCISE PROGRAM
• Balance Impairment
How often, how long and how hard you exercise,
and what kinds of exercises you do should be
determined by what you are trying to accomplish.
Your goals, your present fitness level, age, health,
skills, interest and convenience are among the
factors you should consider. For example, an athlete
training for high-level competition would follow a
different program than a person whose goals are
good health and the ability to meet
work and recreational needs.
• Taking medications that affect heart rate
Your exercise program should include something
from each of the four basic fitness components
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described previously. Each workout should begin
with a warm up and end with a cool down. As a
general rule, space your workouts throughout the
week and avoid consecutive days of hard
exercise.
a certain degree on your age, and is determined
by measuring your heart rate in beats per minute.
Refer to the “Measuring Your Heart Rate” section
below and on page 16 for more information on
how to determine and measure your heart rate.
Here are the amounts of activity necessary for the
average healthy person to maintain a minimum
level of overall fitness. Included are some of the
popular exercises for each category.
You can do different types of aerobic activities, say
walking one day, and use your New Balance 8.0e
the next. Make sure you choose an activity that
can be done regularly, and is enjoyable for you.
The important thing to remember is not to skip too
many days between workouts or fitness benefits will
be lost. If you must lose a few days, gradually work
back into your routine.
WARM UP - 5 -10 minutes of exercise such as
walking, slow jogging, knee lifts, arm circles or
trunk rotations. Low intensity movements that
simulate movements to be used in the activity
can also be included in the warm up.
MUSCULAR STRENGTH - a minimum of two, 20
minute sessions per week that include exercises for
all the major muscle groups. Lifting weights is the
most effective way to increase strength.
MUSCULAR ENDURANCE - at least three, 30 minute
sessions each week that include exercises such as
calisthenics, push ups, sit ups, pull ups, and weight
training for all the major muscle groups.
CARDIORESPIRATORY ENDURANCE - at least
three, 20 minute workouts of continuous aerobic
exercise each week. Working out on your New
Balance 8.0e Elliptical Trainer is a good way to
obtain this aerobic activity. Other popular aerobic
conditioning activities include brisk walking,
jogging, swimming, cycling, rope jumping, rowing,
cross-country skiing, and some continuous action
games like racquetball and handball.
WHEN TO EXERCISE
The hour just before the evening meal is a popular
time for exercise. The late afternoon workout
provides a welcome change of pace at the
end of the work day and helps dissolve the day's
worries and tensions.
Another popular time to work out is early morning,
before the work day begins. Advocates of the early
start say it makes them more alert and energetic
on the job.
Among the factors you should consider in
developing your workout schedule are personal
preference, job and family responsibilities,
availability of exercise facilities and weather. It's
important to schedule your workouts for a time
when there is little chance that you will have to
cancel or interrupt them because of other
demands on your time.
FLEXIBILITY - 10 -12 minutes of daily stretching
exercises performed slowly, without a bouncing
motion. This can be included after a warm up or
during a cool down. Refer to pages 18 and 19
for a list of total body stretches.
You should not exercise strenuously during
extremely hot, humid weather or within two
hours after eating. Heat and/or digestion both
make heavy demands on the circulatory system,
and in combination with exercise can be an
over-taxing double load.
COOL DOWN - a minimum of 5 -10 minutes of
slow walking or lower intensity elliptical exercise,
combined with stretching.
MEASURING YOUR HEART RATE
AEROBIC EXERCISE:
HOW MUCH? HOW OFTEN?
Experts recommend that you do some form of
aerobic exercise at least three times a week for a
minimum of 20 continuous minutes. Of course, if
that is too much, start with a shorter time span and
gradually build up to the minimum. Then gradually
progress until you are able to work aerobically for
20 - 40 minutes. If you want to lose weight, you may
want to do your aerobic workout five times a week.
It is important to exercise at an intensity vigorous
enough to cause your heart rate and breathing to
increase. How hard you should exercise depends to
(see chart on page 17)
Heart rate is widely accepted as a good method
for measuring intensity during running, swimming,
cycling, and other aerobic activities. Exercise that
doesn't raise your heart rate to a certain level and
keep it there for 20 minutes won't contribute
significantly to cardiovascular fitness.
The heart rate you should maintain is called your
Target Heart Rate. There are several ways of arriving
at this figure. One of the simplest is: maximum heart
rate (220 - age) x 70%. Thus, the target heart rate for
a 40 year-old would be 126. In this example for this
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40 year old to get a cardiovascular effect the
individual would need to keep their heart rate
at or above 126 beats per minute to get a
cardiovascular effect. Note: Although 70% was
used in this example, the heart rate range needed
to achieve results falls between 60% and 85% of
your maximum heart rate.
If you are just beginning your exercise program,
your target heart rate range should be roughly
at 60% of your maximum heart rate. As you
become more conditioned (or if you are already
in good cardiovascular shape) you can increase
your target heart rate to 70%-85% of your
maximum heart rate. Remember, your target
heart rate is only a guide.
When checking heart rate during a workout, take
your pulse within five seconds after interrupting
exercise because it starts to go down once you
stop moving. Count pulse for 10 seconds and
multiply by six to get the per-minute rate.
Remember, your New Balance 8.0e Elliptical Trainer
also comes with pulse sensors located on the dualaction handlebars.
When used properly, the unit pulse sensors
can help you to determine your estimated
heart rate. To do so:
a) Push the START button on your computer.
b) Gently grab both metal pulse sensors on
both handlebars. Wait 6 seconds.
c) Your estimated heart rate range will be
displayed on screen. Check the chart on the
following page to see if you are within your
range according to your age.
When used properly, the heart rate pulse
sensors and display monitor provide a
reasonably accurate estimate of your
actual heart rate. This estimate is not exact
and persons with medical conditions and/or
a specific need for accurate heart rate
monitoring should not rely on the
estimations provided.
By using the chart on page 17 you can see where
your heart rate falls in the minimum and maximum
target zones.
The above are guidelines, people with any
medical limitations should discuss this formula with
their physician.
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CLOTHING
All exercise clothing should be loose-fitting to
permit freedom of movement, and should make
the wearer feel comfortable and self-assured.
Never wear rubberized or plastic clothing, such
garments interfere with the evaporation of
perspiration and can cause body temperature
to rise to dangerous levels.
We recommend wearing a workout shoe with a
rubberized sole unless instructed otherwise.
TIPS TO KEEP YOU GOING
1) Adopt a specific plan and write it down.
2) Keep setting realistic goals as you go along,
and remind yourself of them often.
3) Keep a log to record your progress and make
sure to keep it up-to-date. See pages 21-24.
4) Include weight and/or percent body fat
measures in your log. Extra pounds can easily
creep back.
5) Upgrade your fitness program as you progress.
Your New Balance 8.0e provides 12 different
workout programs to keep your workouts
challenging.
6) Enlist the support and company of your family
and friends.
7) Update others on your successes.
8) Avoid injuries by pacing yourself and including
a warm up and cool down period as part of
every workout. See page 15.
9) Reward yourself periodically for a job well done!
HEART RATE TARGET ZONE
FOR CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS
TABLE 1
200
195
190
190
185
180
180
175
170
170
165
Heart 160
Rate
(Beats/
150
Min)
140
165
161
160
157
155
153
148
150
144
145
140 Maximum
Attainable
Heart Rate
140
136
136
133
131
129
130
127
129
123
129
119
120
115
119
112
108
110
100
20
105
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
85%
Target
Zone
65
70
101
98
75
70%
Target
80 Zone
AGE (YRS)
TABLE 2
Exercise
Week
&1 & 2
&3 & 4
&5 & 6
&7 & 8
& 9 & 10
&11 & 12
Warm Up
Period
5
5
5
5
5
5
min
min
min
min
min
min
THR%
Minutes
60-65%
65-70%
70-75%
70-80%
70-85%
70-85%
-8
-10
-15
-20
-25
-25
Cool Down
Period
5
5
5
5
5
5
min
min
min
min
min
min
Total
Time
17
20
25
30
35
35
min
min
min
min
min
min
Sessions
Per Wk.
3
3
3
3
3
3
Total Time
Per Wk.
51
60
75
90
105
105
min
min
min
min
min
min
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WARM UP & COOL DOWN STRETCHES
Stretches can help improve flexibility and relieve the tightness in muscles
that results from repetitive sport movements that require a limited range
of motion, like elliptical striding. 10 to 12 minutes of daily stretching is
recommended. This can be done when warming up or cooling down.
When performing these stretches, your movements should be slow and
smooth, with no bouncing or jerking. Move into the stretch until you feel
a slight tension, not pain, in the muscle and hold the stretch for 20 to 30
seconds. Breathe slowly and rhythmically. Be sure not to hold your breath.
Remember that all stretches must be done for both sides of your body.
1. Quadriceps Stretch
Stand close to a wall, chair or other solid object. Use one hand
to assist your balance. Bend the opposite knee and lift your heel
towards your buttocks. Reach back and grasp the top of your
foot with the same side hand. Keeping your inner thighs close
together, slowly pull your foot towards your buttocks until you
feel a gentle stretch in the front of your thigh. You do not have
to touch your buttocks with your heel. Stop pulling when you
feel the stretch. Keep your kneecap pointing straight down and
keep your knees close together. (Do not let the lifted knee swing
outward.)
Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat for the other leg.
2. Calf and Achilles Stretch
Stand approximately one arms length away from a wall or
chair with your feet hip-width apart. Keeping your toes pointed
forward, move one leg in close to the chair while extending the
other leg behind you. Bending the leg closest to the chair and
keeping the other leg straight, place your hands on the chair.
Keep the heel of the back leg on the ground and move your
hips forward. Slowly lean forward from the ankle, keeping your
back leg straight until you feel a stretch in your calf muscles.
Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat for the opposite leg.
3. Overhead/Triceps Stretch
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your knees
slightly bent. Lift one arm overhead and bend your elbow,
reaching down behind your head with your hand toward the
opposite shoulder blade. Walk your fingertips down your
back as far as you can. Hold this position. Reach up with your
opposite hand and grasp your flexed elbow. Gently assist the
stretch by pulling on the elbow.
Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat for the opposite arm.
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4. Back Stretch
Stand with your legs shoulder length apart and your knees
slightly bent. Bend forward from your waist with your arms
extending loosely in front of your body. Gently bend from the
waist flexing your body as far forward as it will go.
Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Straighten up and repeat.
5. Standing Hamstrings Stretch
Stand with your legs hip width apart. Extend one leg out in
front of you and keep that foot flat against the ground. With
your hands resting lightly on your thighs, bend your back leg
and lean forward slightly from your hips until you feel a stretch
in the back of your thigh. Be sure to lean forward from the hip
joint rather than bending at your waist.
Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat for the opposite leg.
6. Buttocks, Hips and Abdominal Stretch
Lay flat on your back with your hips relaxed against the floor.
Bend one leg at the knee. Keeping both shoulders flat on the
floor, gently grasp the bent knee with your hands and pull it over
your body and towards the ground. You should feel a stretch in
your hips, abdominals and lower back.
Hold for 20 to 30 seconds and release. Repeat for opposite side.
7. Inner Thigh Stretch
Sit on the floor and bend your legs so that the soles of your feet
are together. Place your elbows on your knees. Lean forward
from the waist and press down lightly on the inside of your knees.
You should feel a stretch in the muscles of your inside thigh.
8. Arm Pullback
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and toes pointing
forward and with your knees slightly bent. Let your arms hang
relaxed on either side of your body. Expand your chest and pull
your shoulders back. Bend your elbows slightly and clasp your
hands behind your back. Slowly straighten your arms as you lift
your hands upward. Raise your hands upward until you feel mild
tension in your shoulder and chest region.
Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Lower your arms to their original
position and bend your elbows. Release your hands and return
them to your sides.
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CARE & STORAGE OF YOUR NEW BALANCE 8.0e
Care Directions
Storing Directions
Your New Balance 8.0e Elliptical Trainer has
been carefully designed to require minimum
maintenance. However, we recommend the
following to keep your unit operating smoothly.
Your elliptical trainer is lightweight, compact and
portable. It can be easily moved from place to
place.
• Unplug your unit.
• Unplug your unit when it is not in use.
• Use your unit indoors only.
• Wipe all perspiration from your elliptical trainer
with a soft, clean cloth after each use to
prevent an accumulation of sweat and dirt.
• Clean your elliptical trainer on a regular basis
to prevent a build-up of dust. Use Windex or
an alcohol based cleanser on a clean cloth.
Do not use any abrasive cleaners and/or polish
as these will damage the surface.
• Store your equipment in a dry area away from
children and high traffic areas.
• Regularly check the tightness of nuts and bolts.
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• Stand in front of the trainer and make sure
that the dual-action handlebars are even.
They are even when one foot platform is at
the top of the elliptical disc and the other is
at the bottom.
• Grasp the stationary handlebars and pull
back, tipping the machine towards you
until it is resting on the transportation
wheels/front rollers.
• Wheel the machine to its new location and
store in an upright position.
WORKOUT PROGRESS CHARTS
Use the charts below and on the following pages to
keep track of your progress over time. Before writing on
them, make as many copies as you think you’ll need.
We suggest you keep these in a notebook. You will find
it both informative and motivational to look back at
what you’ve done, and this data will help you to chart
future fitness goals as you progress. Every two weeks,
measure yourself to rechart your progress.
Date
Weight
Waist
Abdomen
Hips
Thighs
Calves
Measuring Sites
Waist
Abdomen
Hips
Resting
Heart Rate
Thighs (L/R)
Calves (L/R)
Date
Weight
Waist
Abdomen
Hips
Thighs
Calves
Resting
Heart Rate
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Date
Weight
Waist
Abdomen
Hips
Thighs
Calves
Resting
Heart Rate
Date
Weight
Waist
Abdomen
Hips
Thighs
Calves
Resting
Heart Rate
EXERCISE DATA CHARTS
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(Date)
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New Balance
Fitness Equipment
Dedication to Quality
New Balance Fitness Equipment warrants this
product to be free from all defects in material
and workmanship when used according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
See Limited Warranty Card for details.
If you have any comments or questions contact our
Customer Service Department, toll free at 1-800-292-5009,
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, EST.
Please record the following information and keep for reference.
Serial #: ___________________
Date Of Purchase: ___________
Save your sales receipt.
(You may wish to staple it into this manual.)
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