How To Use A Crosstrainer
In this video, international personal trainer Dan Roberts gives you his expert tips on how to get started on using a crosstrainer as part of your workout. Dan demonstrates how to safely use the crosstrainer and recommends interval training as the best way to get the most out of your crosstrainer.
In this video, I'm going to talk to you about how to use a crosstrainer. Now if I had to pick one cardiovascular equipment to work the whole body more than anything else, I'd choose the crosstrainer, it's fantastic. You're working your upper body and your lower body, burning fat and getting fit.
So, how to use it? First of all, you need to get on it safely. Stand to the side of the cross trainer and you want to have the foot placement low, so if I move the handle, it's now low, I can put my foot on it and it's safe. I grip on.
Now as a beginner, I suggest holding the middle as you've, after about maybe 20 minutes of using it, you can probably move to the sides. Now all crosstrainers, no matter what brand you use, are pretty much the same in terms of the controls. The have a start button and a stop button and they also have a resistance button, usually a plus and minus sign.
When you put the plus sign up, when you press it with your finger a few times, it makes it harder so it's more resistant, it's like going uphill. And when you go on the minus side, it's like getting easier, like going downhill. So, let's start moving.
I push down on one side and I push down on the other side. I keep my body upright, head up looking straight ahead. It's really important when you're doing exercises to keep your body aligned.
So, my hips and my shoulders and my toes are all facing forward, grabbing on, for the beginner, and like I said, once you've advanced, maybe after 20 minutes and you feel more balanced, hold on to the handles. This is how it should be used. So now, you're burning a lot more calories and you're working your upper body as well as your lower body.
I recommend starting off slow and then going quickly and mixing it up, then go slow, then go quick. It's called interval training. It's the best way of training when on a crosstrainer.
So, these are some things to consider when using a crosstrainer. .