Octane’s Lateral X 8000 Reinvents the Cross Trainer
This entry was posted on June 28, 2015.
As the awareness of the importance of aerobic exercise to general health and fitness has come to be understood more widely, there have been efforts to create the ultimate evolution of the cardio cross trainer. The challenge to design a low impact exercise machine that exercises the widest range of muscles has seen elliptical trainers evolve from very basic walking machines into high tech equipment with an array of customizable options.
The evolution has continued with the development of the Lateral X 8000 from Octane which has reinvented the cross trainer. It provides the same low impact, high intensity workout that has made elliptical trainers so popular. The innovation of the Lateral X 8000 is in the introduction of the lateral movement which engages more of your lower body muscles and increases hip abductor and abductor muscle activity by as much as 80%. This added movement can increase your calorie expenditure by 27% by using its variable lateral widths. The increased effort enhances oxygen uptake to boost your energy expenditure beyond what you experience using a regular style of elliptical cross trainer.
Although initially only available in professional gyms, the Lateral X 8000 has now been made available to domestic users who want to bring the gym into their own home. It has a relatively small footprint of 42″ by 63″ which will make it an easy fit in most homes. It is also self powered and so it can be placed anywhere in your home that you have room for it without having to worry about where you are going to plug it in.
It comes with 16 integrated programs and workout boosters and a range of variable motions that other machines can’t match. It is loaded with innovative features like the converging multi-grip handlebars with fingertip controls, and a unique lateral stepping motion that maximizes variety and aids in recovery. The experienced staff at the Fitness Expo showrooms in Louisiana and Mississippi can guide you through the full range of functionality of the LX 8000 and are also qualified to advise you on which programs and routines are best suited to your individual exercise needs.