POPSUGAR Fitness Poll Do You Cover the Display on a Cardio Machine? by Fitness 12/27/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Usually when I am using a cardio machine, I like to change around the resistance, speed, incline, etc., so I don't typically cover the display on the cardio machine. However, just about everyone else at the gym does. Do you? Source Read More Fitness MachinesDisplayPoll Get fit with our daily newsletter Sign up for our daily newsletter. Yoga Weight Loss Running Working Out Sign up with murdock99tx 7 years I cover it! Otherwise, the time seems to drrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaag. If I need to do intervals, I either set one of the programs, or I use my little kitchen timer thingie that I keep in one of the cup holders. - LM brookrene 7 years No. But i dont keep track of my time, I keep track of my calories burned, when i reach my number I have set for the day then I'll get off. freegracefrom 7 years I'm a magazine reader, so that usually covers the display. But my attention span is so short... I like to get engrossed in something and then look down and be (pleasantly) surprised by how much time has gone by. laurini 7 years It depends for me. When I'm doing intervals, of course I look at the display. But sometimes when I'm doing something more like an endurance run or bike ride, I cover up the time display with my towel. I find that sometimes I can push myself harder for longer if I'm not mindful of the time. On the other hand, sometimes I need the display to make sure I'm working as hard as I know I can, especially on days when I have to drag myself to the gym and feel like wimping out! AMP 7 years No I don't b/c I'm constantly changing my incline and speed and I like to see how far I'm going and how many calories I'm burning (even if it isn't really accurate). cranbarry828 7 years I can not look at it! Knowing how much time left kills me! I think it is so much easier to go for a run outside for an hour then run on a treadmill for an hour. I feel like I am running forever and it has only been two minutes! Working out inside is so dull. Spectra 7 years I keep mine visible because I like to change the resistance on the elliptical all the time. When I am running on a treadmill, I try not to look at the time though...it gets depressing. texgirl 7 years if i'm on the elliptical then it's covered because i just put it on a setting. if it's the treadmill that's a different story - i'm constantly changing the speeds (i do intervals in the mornings). is it bad to keep it covered on some machines?? PrincessTracy 7 years Hell no I wanna see my stats! PrincessTracy 7 years Hell no I wanna see my stats! glitterandgold 7 years I have to look at it to increase my resistance and decrease it. Ditto for the speed. tlsgirl 7 years It drives me crazy to look! I get so bored that if I were watching the clock I'd never finish. Babycakes1234 7 years I usually read so that covers it but I try and leave the "time remaining" part clear so I know what's what. But I do find that I do a harder workout if I'm watching the stats instead of reading. susanec 7 years Magazine. I have to have something to do. ElectroPopTart 7 years By the way...that boy is Zexy! =P cubadog 7 years I have to cover it too! If I need to look I look but I can't stand knowing much more time. I think it has been 15 minutes and it has only been 5. ilanac13 7 years i HAVE to cover it - i can't watch the screen if i'm working out cuase it makes me crazy to think that i've worked out less than i imagined that i did. yasdnil 7 years I just look at the speed yasdnil 7 years I just look at the speed mlmoreno47 7 years I don't cover it because I don't want to look at it, but sometimes I'll bring a magazine and that covers it. dubyah 7 years I cover up on the elliptical because I own one that has an awesome weight loss mode that changes resistance for you.On the other hand, I do not change the treadmill because every four minutes I change resistance and speed. dubyah 7 years I cover up on the elliptical because I own one that has an awesome weight loss mode that changes resistance for you. On the other hand, I do not change the treadmill because every four minutes I change resistance and speed. Pir8Liz 7 years I'm a sometimes-coverer. But I still count in my head. Very slowly. So that when I think I have 45 minutes left, I really have 15. Strange but it works for me. supercoolnat 7 years I don't cover the display, I like to keep track of the time. And if time starts to drag on, I'll just pay more attention to the TVs they have on. jessytastic 7 years I can't look at the time, so I have to cover it. Before I would cover it I would constantly be looking at the time and saying "is it done yet?" My workouts became more about time than sweating.