Cross Trainer Infographic
Posted 14/10/2016 : By: Sam Bodger
We love cross trainers, they're a great way of getting a total body workout and they allow you to exercise with minimal impact on your joints. They're very versatile, you can increase resistance and get a more intense workout or have a low intensity fat burning workout.
Low Impact Workouts
The elliptical cross trainer combines the movements and benefits of hiking, cross country skiing, and biking. With elliptical exercise equipment, your legs travel in an oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). With a cross trainer your feet remain in constant contact with the pedals and this limits the impact to your joints yet offer similar benefits to weight bearing exercises like improved bone density. Many fitness experts recommend cross trainers to people who find it difficult to exercise due to ailments such as bad joints and arthritis.
Choose How You Want to Work Out
Versatility is one of the key selling points of the elliptical cross trainer. You can set different workout intensity levels for either a low intensity fat-burning workout or turn up the resistance for a higher intensity carbohydrate-burning workout. By holding the moving handles during your workout you can get a full-body workout or you can use just your legs for a lower body focused workout. The cross trainer also allows you to pedal backwards to work your thighs harder.
The Amazon Leisure Cross Trainer Infographic
The infographic below includes the Heart Rate Chart recently released by Amazon Leisure, this is a useful resource in itself allowing you to see at a glance whether any given exercise will burn more fats or more carbs.