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If anybody watches the Biggest Loser you probably have seen a new piece of cardio equipment called the Arc Trainer. This is the greatest piece of cardio equipment for many reasons. Before we get into the benefits of the Arc Trainer, let’s look at why cardiovascular exercise is crucial.
Cardio is crucial to maintain a healthy body. Your body is intended to move. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) suggests that you perform 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week at a moderate to intense level. There is such think as doing too much of something and this applies to cardio exercise. Excessive training can lead to overuse injuries and boredom. Listed below are some of the benefits from performing cardio on consistent bases.
- Overall heart health
- Prevention of heart disease
- Weight loss
- Healthy lungs
- Better sleep
- Stress relief
Now we get into why the Arc Trainer will help you achieve your fitness goals. Because of its design and versatility, you will have less stress on your body and most likely not get bored with your cardio program. With its adjustable settings you may simulate cross country skiing machine, stair climber, and elliptical trainer.
The Cybex Institute reports that the Arc Trainer is a low impact machine that moves in an arch motion unlike the ellipse motion of the traditional elliptical. This is made possible because of the design of the footplates and the glide path they take. This design puts less stress on the knees than the elliptical machine. Some additional features are:
- You can work out at you own pace in the manual mode.
- Use one if the preset for low to high intensity routines.
- Programs that build muscle and burn fat.
- Monitor your heart rate to insure a proper target heart rate.
- Onboard calorie counter
There are two types of Arch Trainers. A total body design which has movable handles you push while operating the foot pedals. This design works your entire body. Then there is a lower body design that has stationary handles for added support.
In summary, the Arc Trainer has less exertion and impact then both the treadmill and elliptical machine.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute the advice of your physician or other health care professional. Consult your physician or other health care professional before following any nutrition program, using any supplements or if you have any medical condition or are taking any prescription medications.
Mark Bloomfield, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Keep It Simple Fitness, LLC
235 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771
Post Title: ARC Trainer
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________________________________________________________________________________________About the Author: Mark Bloomfield, CPT received his personal training certification from International Sports Science Association (ISSA) and is the principal trainer at Keep It Simple Fitness, LLC. He writes about a variety of topics, including nutrition, weight loss, cardio and weight training.
________________________________________________________________________________________Disclaimer: The information provided is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute the advice of your physician or other health care professional. Consult your physician or other health care professional before following any exercise or nutrition program, using any supplements or if you have any medical condition or are taking any prescription medications.