- June 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm #10642
- June 5, 2017 at 10:54 pm #10643JennywrenParticipant
To answer Elaine. I have a cemented left hip and my surgeon (himself a runner) said it was fine to resume running after 8 weeks! Bit of a difference huh?
My operation was 28th October last year. I’ve been running 10-12 miles a week only so far but ran a 10k road race last weekend and am beginning training for a half marathon in October. I’ve lost my speed but that doesn’t matter to me (well, a bit!) but am very very grateful to be able to run again without pain.
- June 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm #10644Hip Brother TomGuest
Jenny! Thanks for the feedback!
- June 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm #10645ElizabethGuest
I am 3 months post R THR (non cemented, metal on metal with poly liner). I have started using my Zero Runner that I bought at the Boston Marathon Expo in 2014! It’s a great machine and I have been using it for about 2 weeks. No pain; a little stiffness when I get off, but I am up to 50 minutes. The issue is that I can’t get my heart rate (HR) much higher than 120 on the machine. In my mind, my HR needs to be about 140 for me to consider it “cardio.” What does everyone else think?
The machine is fantastic, by the way. Measures stride length. I am not yet able to do it well without using the arm levers.
- June 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm #10646
Trust me, it took me nearly 11 months to consider trying hands free. But I am doing it well now. In time I am sure you will be testing the waters yourself. I am glad you like the Zero Runner. It truly has saved me. 🙂 Currently, I crank the tension on both sides all of the way to High. Then I try to work my way down to a 6:30-6:40 pace, which takes time. My heart rate gets up there and I end up finishing with a good sweat. You might also try including some tempo into your Zero Runner Workout. Go for a minute at normal pace, and then pick up the cadence for a minute and repeat! Hope these ideas help!
Hip Brother Tom
- June 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgMember
I need to figure out how to crank the tension! I have never even tried that. I will read the manual. Thanks for the encouragement. I just did a great hour on the machine.
- August 23, 2017 at 7:11 am #10648BrianParticipant
Is there any real advantage in purchasing the ZR8 versus the ZR7? The price difference is $1000.
- May 11, 2018 at 2:08 pm #13218Macmci50Participant
It has been nine months since Brian asked about the difference between the two models and I am wondering that myself. On the website, it appears that the only? different is the moving arms on the more expensive model. How much difference does that make, and are there in fact other benefits?
- May 11, 2018 at 3:47 pm #13236
So sorry for the late response on this. The ZR7 does not have the aluminum legs. Instead, I believe the legs are steel (and heavier). I have tried them both, and I own the ZR8. 🙂
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