I actually tried this last week and hinted at it in Monday’s post. Who knew that this machine would hurt so bad??
I’ve eyed the machine since I joined the gym over the summer but I’ve been too intimidated to try it. I wasn’t sure how it even worked. At first I thought it was a newer version of an elliptical. But it’s not.
From the precor website…meet the adaptive motion trainer.
Well let me just tell you, this machine is tough. I actually found it more challenging than running. I struggled with my breathing a bit and definitely felt an all-over workout. I think this is what caused my soreness in my quads last week (we will pretend a 1/2 marathon, fartleks, and weights weren’t involved too).
I went with longer strides for most of my workout and stayed on the machine for about 20 minutes. You burn around the same amount of calories as you would running.
|similar to an elliptical screen|
|the stride length lights up as you go along (I didn’t like attempting “stairs” here)|
|my final workout stats|
Would I recommend it? Yep. It is a great change up from the regular ole elliptical and treadmill. I can’t guarantee I will use it often, but I will keep it in the mix.