The seated Octane xR4 elliptical offers a stylish workout for the home. It features the new PowerStroke technology, and gives you a total body workout. It’s no wonder it is recommended by 97% of current owners.
There are two models: the Octane xR4ci elliptical with 12 programs and the xR4c with 8 programs. The basic programs include manual, random, custom interval, and beginner, and 4 goal programs (350 calories, 750 cals, 10K, and ½ marathon). The xR4ci offers the basic 8 workouts plus 4 heart rate controlled programs.
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In studies, the Octane xR4 elliptical has shown to work more muscle groups in the upper and lower body than a seated recumbent bike. Octane’s exclusive PowerStroke technology offers 343% more gluteal muscle activity than a recumbent bike due to the elongated elliptical motion in the pedal design.
The leg motion, or power stroke phase, of an X-Ride over a recumbent is over 54% longer.
With the X-ride you can split your workout to focus only on upper or lower body. With your feet on the built-in foot rest, use the chest press booster to work the arms, chest, and shoulders – it even counts out ten reps for you. Switch to the leg press booster and the elliptical counts out 15 reps with increased resistance.
The cushioned seat, with 5 tilt adjustments and 15 height settings, and the ergonomically designed handlebars are a perfect fit for any size user. Other features of the Octane xR4 include a compact footprint, a 300-pound max user weight, heart rate sensors on both the stationary and the moving handlebars, and an easy mount step-through frame design.
The Octane xR4 offers superior ergonomics and quality engineering by the number one premium elliptical manufacturer, Octane Fitness. If you are in the market for a seated elliptical, the xR4c at $2,699 or the xR4ci at $2,999 is an excellent choice.
Being seated is the most comfortable you can get while working out on a cardio machine, and it is far more effective than a recumbent bike, according to studies done at the St. Cloud State University Human Performance Lab.
If your health condition requires a seated trainer, and money is no object, the Octane xR4 elliptical is a good choice.
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