Want to lose weight?
With Crossover you need just a few minutes to work your entire body: moving your arms and legs together in three dimensions allows you to burn up to 160 calories in 20 minutes. Want to tone your legs and gluteus better? During movement, the knee bends more than in other types of training which allows you to tone the muscles in the upper part of your leg: quadriceps, gluteus, and the biceps femoris muscle.
Want to improve your coordination?
Crossover has two platforms and two interconnected levers that move simultaneously. Pulling the levers will train your coordination because your arms will guide your legs, thereby prompting your limbs to synchronize with each other.
Want to train your balance?
The posture you assume with Crossover and the movement of the platforms involve the body's major stabilizing muscles (abdominal and back belt) and helps you improve your proprioception and balance. Want to train for a sport? The Crossover movement is similar to skating and skiing; therefore, it allows you to prepare for all sports that require lateral movement in your legs.
What is Crossover like?
Compared with traditional crosstrainers which have only one type of movement, the biomechanics of Crossover simultaneously involve the legs in extending, abducting, flexing, and rotating actions. Compared with Vario, where your own movement changes the length of the stride, the direction is lateral and the maximum extension of each step is fixed.
Different from a treadmill or running on the road.
Compared with treadmills or running outdoors, Crossover does not require a high degree of coordination, because the movement is guided. In addition, because there's no contact with the ground, there is less impact on the knees and the joints in the foot.
Safe for knees and ankles.
When you begin to exercise, the inside edge of the platforms is higher than the outer edge, which prevents you from assuming an incorrect posture that could cause improper rotations, ankle sprains, or problems like valgus knee. The motion of the equipment itself helps you keep your lower limbs in a proper line.
Safe and suitable for everyone.
According to a study by the Technogym Scientific and Medical Department, men and women older than 60 who have used Crossover have demonstrated lower levels of cardiac fatigue and improved balance.
What is the movement of Crossover like?
The platforms and levers move together with a motion that is:
Alternating; If you're pushing the platform with your right leg, you have to pull the lever with your left arm and vice versa.
Convergent for the arms; The levers follow a guided, converging and diverging motion (they don't move in a straight line): the proper motion is to pull one toward you while pressing the other outward.
Lateral and three-dimensional for the legs; The platforms involve the legs in a lateral motion that moves in three directions. During exercise they move backward, outward and rotate so that your legs extend to the rear, shift toward the outside and rotate.
Intuitive and flexible; The biomechanics of Crossover make the movement intuitive. When you reach the "dead spot" of your motion and need to start moving in the other direction, you can do so easily and without struggle because the platforms are designed to make your movements easier.
Training with Crossover; Simply move the platforms or the handles to begin training. On the display you can choose from 25 levels of difficulty/resistance for the platforms, and goals such as time, calories and distance.
Although the length of the stride is fixed, you can choose whether to focus more on your legs or on your arms and coordination. If you want to focus more on your legs, Keep your hands on the levers but press against the platforms, using the full length of every stride. If you don't want to train your arms, you can rest your hands on the supports. To train your arms and coordination, Pull the levers and allow your legs to be pulled along by the movement of your upper body. You'll notice immediately that your stride will be shorter. This will let you work on your coordination because it's more challenging to guide your legs through your arms.
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- Display option: Basic LED Interface
- Goal Oriented Display
- Calorie Coach
- Plug & Play System
- Wellness System: Optional
- Fast Track Control with Visual Setup
- Type of Movement: Lateral Pattern - Dependent pedals with predefined stride length - Convergent Upper Body
- Characteristics: 11 Training programs, 13 languages, Basic LED interface
- Difficulty Levels: 1-25
- Power supply: 100- 240 Vac 50/60 Hz
- Languages available: 13 - UK English, US English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Danish
- Energy Consumption: 100 VA
- HR Monitoring: Double Hand sensor, Telemetry
- Total number of programs: 11 - quick start, goals (time, distance; calories), CHR, profiles (6)
- California Residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS
- Max user weight: 400 lbs (180 kg)
- Dimensions: 64"L x 30"W x 67"H (L:1625mm, W:752mm, H:1692mm)
- Weight: 340 lbs (155 kg)