A cross trainer or an elliptical trainer is an exercise machine on which climbing, walking and running can be done without excessive pressure. It is a statutory exercise machine. It decreases the chances of impact on joint. For this example people who are suffering from joint pain are able to do cross trainer and are able to stay fit. It has very low impact on joints hence these people can use this type of machine. In cross trainer movement of hand as well as legs both are used.
Cross trainer has many benefits such as people who think swimming and cycle are excessive exercises can use cross trainer. Cross trainer not only helps in cardio but also increases your bone mass, lung capacity and heart health. This can be done by using cross trainer.
Many people have a misconception that exercising on a cross trainer has less impact than running or biking or cycling. But, they are wrong. By using cross trainer you can do intense cardio without having an impact on joints. This means that a person who does running and on one side a person who uses cross trainer will have same effect but the one using cross trainer will have less impact on joints. While using a cross machine gives you a no impact workout, the resistance exercise still helps to build bone density and fight off osteoporosis. As well, weight-bearing exercise helps you burn calories much more efficiently.
Cross trainer also saves your time as in cross trainer your both hands and legs are used. By this way you burn more calories in less time with less impact on joints. Elliptical trainers have also been proven to offer a lower ‘Perceived Rate of Exertion’ when working out. This means that you’re doing more work and burning more calories while feeling like you put out less effort.
Cross trainer also fights boredom and you will have fun doing exercise. This is because cross trainer is a mix between climbing stairs and exercise treadmill. You will have fun doing this.
You can save your gym fees if you opt for a cross trainer. If one or more person wants to join gym in the family it can be expensive. By opting for a cross trainer at home it will be cheaper as well as will take quite less space. The whole family can use cross trainer including kids. Most of the Cross trainers which are available now come with good warranties so you can be tension free and can use them for years without any problems. By this you have one more benefit that people can exercise in private. Most people now who are conscious on losing weight would not want to exercise in public. By having a cross trainer at their home they can exercise in privacy and no one would disturb them. If you own a cross trainer you can do two things at a time. For example, you can watch television while doing cross trainer. When you watch television you would feel that the exercise is shorter and you will thoroughly enjoy it.