Entering a Program and Changing Settings
To enter a preset program and begin your workout:
- Press the Program button, then press Enter.
- You now have the option to enter your own personal settings. If you would like to begin your workout without entering your personal data, press Start at any time. Pressing Start will bypass the programming and take you directly to the start of your workout.
- If you choose to enter in your own personal settings, follow the instructions on the console.
The CE900ENT offers ten preset programs: Manual, Hills, Fat Burn, Cardio, Strength, Interval, Heart Rate, Custom, Fitness Test, and Constant Power.
- Select a program, then press the Enter button to begin customizing the program with your personal data, or press the Start button to begin the program with default settings.
- After selecting a program, tap the "Time" window and use the keypad to adjust the time. After adjusting the time, press Enter (Note: You may press Start at any time during the programming to begin with only settings you have modified at that point).
- The "Age" window will now display a value indicating your age. Entering your correct age will affect the heart rate bar graph accuracy and is also needed for the heart rate programs. Use the numeric key pads to make adjustments, and then press Enter to confirm.
- The "Weight "window will now be showing a value indicating your body weight. Entering your correct bodyweight affects the caloric readout accuracy. Use the numeric key pad to make adjustments, and press the Enter button to confirm.
- The Max Level window will now display a value indicating the maximum resistance level the program will reach at its peak. Use the numeric key pad to make adjustments, and then press Enter to confirm and continue.
- Programming is now complete. Press the Start button to begin your workout.
Preset Program Profiles
Hill Program Fat Burn Program
Cardio Program Interval Program
HIIT Program Strength Program
Fitness Test Program
The VO2 fitness test program is based on the YMCA protocol and is a sub-maximal test that uses pre-determined, fixed work levels that are based on your heart rate readings as the test progresses. The test will take anywhere between 6 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on your level of fitness. The test ends when your heart rate reaches 85% of maximum at any time during the test or your heart rate is between 110 bpm and 85% at the end of two consecutive stages. At the end of the test, a VO2max score will be given. VO2max stands for Volume of Oxygen uptake which is a measurement of how much oxygen you need to perform a known amount of work. The YMCA protocol uses two to four, 3 minute stages of continuous exercise (see charts below). You will be asked to specify your gender before beginning the test.