What are the Benefits of Using a Cross Trainer?

What are the Benefits of Using a Cross Trainer?

The cross trainer is one of the most fundamental gym or health club equipment for cardiovascular exercises.

This cardio machine is important because it provides several benefits which we are going to look at in this article. Although not the only cardio machine, the elliptical cross trainer is certainly one of the best because it is designed to operate in a way that mimics walking, running and climbing a flight of stairs. Here are some of the benefits of a cross trainer.

It accelerates weight loss

Many people have had tremendous success in losing weight by using this piece of gym equipment and most of these successes are attributed to the fact that the cross trainer accelerates the fat loss process. The cross trainer burns an exceeding huge number of calories just like the treadmill except with less effort. What is more, the cross trainer engages more muscles than the treadmill, which is why it is more preferable.

Works out the whole body

The cross trainer is a great cardio machine because it can be used to work out a wide range of body muscles. Unlike the treadmill, this equipment can be used for upper and lower body muscles as well as the core. This results in a larger number of calories burnt during a single exercise session. Furthermore, you can use it to focus on a particular muscle by simply increasing the resistance of the machine in that particular area.

Safer and Injury-free Exercise

The cross trainer is a great equipment for beginners because of its ease of use. The cross trainer has an intuitive design that makes the whole exercising session a walk in the park. If you compare its safety to that of a treadmill, you will realize that the cross trainer is actually the safest cardio machine in the gym. There are many cases of people getting injured after falling off the treadmill but such cases are quite rare with the cross trainer.

Enhances Body Strength

The other great benefit of the cross trainer is that it enhances the strength of the body. By engaging in resistance training, you are increasing the amount of work your body does to achieve the same speed on a cross trainer. As a result, the body becomes stronger in subsequent workouts. It is also worth noting that the intense activity to which your body is subjected during a cardio workout on a cross trainer helps to recover muscle tensions that arise from high-intensity exercises.

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About the Author Dale Barrett

I've always been a bit of a health nut. Lifting weights since I was 16 and managed to achieve a PB of 190kg doing a deadlift. I've also tried multiple food plans, of which for me I think I have felt my best when not restricting myself to one way of thinking.