20 Jan Octane LateralX LX8000 Elliptical is a game-changer
Doing cardio exercises on a fitness machine has pretty much always involved following a linear path. You run or walk straight ahead on a treadmill, and move in that same direction on an elliptical.
That is, until the Octane LateralX LX8000 Elliptical came along in 2012.
The unique Lateral X allows the same front and back movements everyone else’s machine offers, but with a simple push of a button the user can change it to become the first fully adjustable lateral moving elliptical cross trainer.
You can move side-to-side in a wide skating motion or adjust the Octane LateralX LX8000 all the way to the other extreme to a smooth stair-climber motion.
Adjustable foot pads can be easily rotated outward for the side-to-side skating type motion. Or, set it for a more conservative, traditional stepping motion.
LateralX adds excitement and challenge to a cardio workout, which can become pretty boring when done the same way day after day, week after week and month after month.
It works muscles in different ways and even improves coordination in a cross-trainer type workout that’s sure to create muscle confusion, which is a good thing in the fitness world.
Even people who are in pretty good shape and exercise regularly often comment that their legs are “burning” after several minutes on the Octane LateralX LX8000. That’s due largely in part to the fact that the side-to-side movements work the muscles in a way you just don’t get doing traditional front-and-back exercises.
Right now this award-winning Best Buy machine is available at an MSRP of $6,999 through At Home Fitness.
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org