Calorie and Energy Expenditure Information
Ergometer Exercise Machine
What is an Ergometer?
Scientifically speaking, an ergometer is an instrument used for measuring "ergs". An erg is a unit of energy or work in the centimeter-gram-second system of physical units used in physics.
Exercise and Fitness Ergometer
In the world of exercise and muscle fitness, an ergometer is a rowing machine that simulates the movement and motion of rowing. Athletes who compete in rowing championships typically perform their indoor training on these ergometers.
What is an Ergometer Test?
An ergometer test involves measuring VO2 max - meaning, the maximum volume of oxygen which an athlete can take in over a set period of time, commonly measured in liters of oxgen per minute.) The ergometer test is usually conducted using a bicycle ergometer, (or treadmill), under medical/expert supervision. Other ergometer test-measurement, used as a heart-rate recovery benchmark is: the Recovery Index.
Ergometer Exercise Equipment
Ergometer machines improve health and fitness, build muscle tissue, and develop a leaner body shape. They also help to raise metabolism and may also help to develop a flat stomach. To lose fat tissue, and reduce weight, workouts using Ergometer machines need to be combined with a calorie-controlled diet. Because unless you create a calorie deficit, you can't burn fat and therefore lose weight.
Energy Expenditure and Calorie-Burning