Your CU800ENT bike comes equipped with a variety of built-in programs as well as the ability to customize your workout based upon your fitness goals. When the 'Exercise Programs' button is selected from the home screen, a menu of different programs is displayed:
IMPORTANT: Always consult your physician before participating in any exercise program or regimen.
A manual program requires a time frame set before starting. You may also choose to enter your age and weight. Speed and resistance are adjusted manually while running or walking. Press START to begin workout.
Preset (Built-in) Programs
Preset programs have speed and incline changing profiles, which you can find on the program preview.
To get more info on each program, tap on the program name. Once selected, tap PROFILE to preview the program speed and resistance settings. Press ENTER to select a program, or tap the < / > arrows to scroll through the other available programs.
This program follows a triangle or pyramid type of gradual progression from approximately 10% of maximum effort (the level that you choose before starting this program) up to a maximum effort which lasts for 10% of the total workout time, then a gradual regression of speed back to approximately 10% of maximum effort. Resistance levels are gradual and sustain progression. Maximum resistance occurs in the middle of the workout and lasts for 10% of the duration.
Fat Burn Program
This program follows a quick progression up to the maximum speed level (default or user input level) that is sustained for 2/3 of the workout. This program will challenge your ability to sustain your energy output for an extended period of time. Resistance levels are quick and sustain progression up to the maximum value (default or user input) for 90% of the workout duration.
This program has a gradual progression of speed up to 100% of maximum effort that is sustained from 25% of workout duration. There is a quick climb to a moderate, sustained resistance that lasts the majority of the workout length. This will help build strength and muscular endurance in the lower body and glutes. A brief cool-down follows.
This program takes you through high levels of intensity followed by recovery periods of low intensity. This program utilizes and develops your “fast twitch” muscle fibers which are used when performing tasks that are intense and short in duration. These deplete your oxygen level and spike your heart rate, followed by periods of recovery and heart rate drop to replenish oxygen. All of your lower extremity muscles will be equally challenged throughout this program. The resistance alternates between 25% and 65% of maximum difficulty.
Heart Rate Programs
See our article: "Utilizing CU800ENT Heart Rate Features."
A custom program allows users to create customized speed and resistance changing profiles. Once the profile is defined, choose target time and maximum speed, so the intensity adapts accordingly. Levels may be changed manually at any time during the workout.
- From the Exercise Programs list, select Custom. Press ENTER to begin customizing the program with your personal data, or press the START button to begin the program with the default settings.
- To adjust speed and resistance profiles, use the on-screen interface to achieve desired workout profiles. Once complete, press NEXT to save and continue.
- The following screens will ask you to enter the desired time, the user age, and weight. You may use the default values, or adjust as needed. Press START once complete to begin your new custom workout program!
The Constant Power program is a watts program with a controllable constant power whose level adjusts when the speed is changed. Choose either faster pedaling at a lower resistance level or slower pedaling at a higher resistance level to maintain the program's watt power requirement.