Arc Trainer?

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Registered: 08-02-2004
Arc Trainer?
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Tue, 10-21-2008 - 4:22pm

Does anyone know anything about art-trainers as far as workouts go? I am going to add to my home gym and was planning on an elliptical but then as I was browsing a website saw one. I don't know anything about them-is it a good workout? How does it compare to an elliptical?

Suz

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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: suz8486
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 4:54pm
Hi Suz--I've heard people ask about them and read reviews of them and they sound good but I've never met anyone who's used one.





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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: suz8486
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 4:56pm

an arc trainer is more variable than most ellipticals because you can adjust the incline as well as the resistance. all other things being equal, i'd prefer an arc trainer for that reason. but with home equipment i think the features and quality of the particular piece of equipment are more important than the distinction between arc trainer and elliptical. that is, i'd rather have a good quality elliptical with cool features (pre-programmed courses,

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: suz8486
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 4:58pm
don't you have arc trainers at your gym, jean? my gym isn't very fancy but we have them.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: suz8486
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 5:01pm
Ugh, my gym opened over 10 years ago and has gotten nothing new as machines go.