Cross trainers – The King Of Cardio!
Cross trainers are certainly getting the attention they deserve! Especially in today’s modern fitness world!
While running is always going to be the go-to workouts for cardio, purely for the reason that anyone can do it without purchasing any equipment; you just go out and run! Well, yes, you need a good pair of running shoes but besides that and a bottle of water; you’re set!
Running is great, it can be high intensity, or a low intensity workout. You choose your pace. I used to do some HIIT workout when running and it was a great workout! .. that was until I damaged my knee!
The trouble with running is the fact that it is a high impact workout. You are causing impact to your joints with every stride! Its not a fluid motion.
This is where the benefits of a cross trainer comes into play. The cross trainer is great and now my go-to cardio workout, I got mine for a very good price, you can see reviews of the best cross trainers for home use here http://ellipticalhome.co.uk/.
The reason I love the cross trainer now is that it is low impact. It allows you to have smooth strides while giving you the option to have the workout high intensity. It doesn’t need to be high impact!
The word elliptical means a circular motion and the Xtrainer gives you exactly that!
The other reason I love this magnificent piece of equipment is that you get a full body workout. Your arms, shoulders, chest, back, legs – all get hit. You can go slow and do some LISS (low intensity steady state) or HIIT (high intensity interval training).
With the low end cross trainers, you are bound to the resistance produced by your own body. The higher end cross trainers offer a lot more functionality. They come with a fly wheel, this offers a good amount of resistance when working out. Resistance that you, as the user can control.
It is features like this that make cross trainers a great investment