CROSS TRAINERS VS ELLIPTICALS
|Not all cross trainers are created equal. Cross training refers to working various parts of the body by combining different exercises in a variety of ways. Typically one activity or sport trains certain parts of the body but not others. Cross training aims to eliminate this. Cross trainers are generally non-impact machines – sometimes called “ellipticals” – which refers to a specific motion. All ellipticals are cross trainers but not all cross trainers are ellipticals.|
BURNS MORE CALORIES
|More results in less time. Research shows that the CYBEX Arc Trainer burns more calories than any other cross trainer or elliptical cross trainer tested. The science behind the Arc Trainer’s big calorie burn is the Arc motion. It engages the right muscles – quads and glutes – that demand lots of energy from the body when they are called upon to work. That means big calorie burn. And … because the Arc is demanding of the muscles – not the joints, it can be used longer without putting a strain on the knees, hip or back.|
THREE MACHINES IN ONE
|Train for strength, power, endurance, cardio, and weight loss. The CYBEX Arc Trainer offers broad incline and resistance ranges which mean it is really 3 machines in one. At the lower incline levels, the “glide” is a cross country skier. In the mid-range levels, the motion is a “stride” (like an elliptical except with proper positioning). At the high levels, the “climb” of a stepper or climber. Glide, Stride, and Climb. And … lots of programs also make the Arc Trainer fun to use.|
EASY ON THE JOINTS
|No more “elliptical knees”. Unlike other cross trainers on the market the patented Arc pattern of motion allows the hip and knee to move synchronously while the foot stays under the knee reducing joint pains and providing a more comfortable workout.|
The Arc is load dependent which means that resistance is scaled to the user’s weight. Two exercisers, a man who weighs 230 lbs and the other a woman who weighs 120 lbs, both get the same workout when they enter the same program levels and their own weight. The perfect workout … and only CYBEX has it.
Reverse Arc Movement
This is what makes the Arc an Arc. The unique Reverse Arc motion, a patented advanced stride technology, never places the user’s toe behind the knee (when the toe moves behind the knee significantly more stress is applied to the knee joint). The Reverse Arc Motion moves legs in a biomechanically correct pathway – reducing stress at the knee while offering a complete range of motion for both the knee and hip.
Same Side Forward
With Same Side Forward (SSF), the arm and leg on the same side move together, so that the relationship with the arm handle and footplate remains the same regardless of incline. This allows the user to always maintain optimal posture during exercise which virtually eliminates stress on the back. Other cross trainers, with arms and legs moving in opposite directions, lack the ability to maintain correct body positioning throughout the incline range.
The wide range of resistance and incline makes the Arc Trainer unique. From the deconditioned to professional athletes, it is right for everyone! Using this broad incline and resistance range, anyone using this product will notice they have the ability to emphasize specific muscle groups, whether at higher incline levels as a stepping motion to work the quads or lower levels of incline with increased resistance to firm up the butt!
Glide, Stride, and Climb Zones
The Arc offers three exercise zones for the ultimate in variety: Low position is for the “Glide”; Medium position called the “Stride” and High position for the “Climb”.
Long Input Arms
The Arc Trainer is equipped with long input arms with a more linear path versus the shorter handles found on other cross trainers. This near linear path minimizes painful wrist articulation allowing you to get a better upper body workout and maintain good posture. Additionally the arms feature forward outboard handles allowing you to push harder with your upper body while opposing lower body muscles are engaged resulting in more muscles working at once and therefore more calories being burned in less time.
8 Preset, 9 Custom, 2 Advanced, and 1 User selectable Heart Rate control give you a wide variety of programs to suit your personal needs. Like hills? Try P4 – the Pikes Peak program. Want to be able to train both strength and cardio? Try our Adaptive Power Training program, Advanced program #2. Push as hard as you want and this program will push back. Lighten your stride rate to recover then push again!
Why stick with silver gray when you choose from any of our five standard colors (white, black, platinum sparkle, metal tone gold, black chrome)? Or … select from over 180 custom colors to match any decor. Only CYBEX offers color customization in CV and strength equipment.
|Stride Length||24” (61 cm)|
|Resistance Range||up to 900 Watts|
|Drive type||Double Step Up drive|
|Brake||Brushless Eddy current brake with generator|
(L x W x H)
|77 x 36.7 x 62.5 in
196 x 93 x159 cm
|Machine Weight||404 lbs (183 kg)|
|Maximum User Weight||400 lbs (181 kg)|
|Power||Self Powered, optional AC powered version available for full time display and zero starting resistance|
Display & Programming
|Programming||Quick Start, Manual, plus 9 pre-set programs with 21 levels including Heart Rate control plus 2 Advanced programs and 9 Custom Programs|
The Precor C776i Experience stepper is popular amongst fitness centers worldwide because of its remarkable durability. The C776i Stepper operates similarly to the elliptical line, with a 6- phase generator. The result is that the set retains the noise-free action as well as the smooth feel experienced by the user. Additionally, it has a Standard CSAFE interface that makes it usable with other electrical fitness devices including the Cardio Theater and the Fitlinxx.
With the Precor 776i, the user can access up to 14 programs with 31 resistance levels and the speed can be set anywhere between 30 and 180 steps-per-minute. Adjustments can be made and monitored with 12 electronic displays on its LED Tap Control console, but best of all, the Precor 776i lets users enjoy their workout while listening to their favorite songs or audio books by using the iPod and iPhone connectivity. Exercisers can keep track of their heart rates with the Stepper’s SmartRate monitoring that is included on the handlebars.
A water bottle-holder provides the user with easy access to constant refreshments, while a reading rack and accessory holder provides additional amenities. The Precor 776i Experience Stepper’s durable steel frame and rust-resistant powder coating make this a great, low-maintenance and long-lasting option for any home or fitness facility.