Is A Seated Elliptical Right For You?
This entry was posted on July 23, 2015.
What is a Seated elliptical?
The seated elliptical is a new category of exercise equipment that is also referred to as a recumbent elliptical or elliptical bike and this new category combines the no-impact, natural motion cardio benefits of an elliptical cross trainer with the seated comfort of a recumbent bike for a unique total body workout.
A seated elliptical combines the benefits of a standard elliptical with the comfort of not having to stand for the duration of your workout. Consider the following advantages:
Seated Ellipticals Are Great for Seniors Wanting to Stay In Shape
Just because you are growing older and have certain physical limitations does not meant that you cannot enjoy the benefits of a regular fitness routine. A seated elliptical takes the strain away from the legs and knees while still providing a total body workout. Joint stress and trauma is virtually eliminated.
The Benefits of an Exercise Bike but Lower Impact
The motion provided by a seated elliptical is easier on the joints than on a standard exercise bike. This is because a seated elliptical allows you to sit in a “back position” instead of completely straight up. As a result, you can work out longer. The range of motion also burns more calories and uses more muscles than an exercise bike.
Fitness Expo carries the latest in seated ellipticals. The Octane xRide is a revolutionary new machine in the world of seated ellipticals. With its trademark PowerStroke Technology, using the Octane xRide burns an amazing 23% more calories than a standard exercise bike! This means you get toned and in shape faster than ever. Some models also feature a leg press, chest press, and muscle endurance press for a total body workout. Fitness experts are recommending this seated elliptical for those wanting the benefits of bike riding or running in the comfort of their own homes.
The Octane xRide comes in several different models to meet your fitness needs. The xR3 is built specifically to target your lower body while the xR4 offers a small footprint and works the entire body. The xR6 is for those that want a machine that is modeled after those found at fitness clubs. All machines offer digital displays with various levels of fitness routines so that you can start with the one that is right for you. This helps add variety to your workout so you don’t get bored with the same routine and can increase the intensity of your workout based on your own fitness goals.