All fitness equipment - from rowing machine to cross trainer - all move in a straight line. Logically, of course, considering the production processes that are involved in making this equipment. However, nobody moves in a straight line in daily life. No one at all. With strength training we have known this for quite some time and the three-dimensional movements are increasingly being stimulated.
But what about cardio training and what is a Lateral Trainer?
Bowflex offers a solution with the LateralX trainers. Three-dimensional movements, resistance in all directions and adjustment options that optimally suit every user from 150 cm to 195 cm. In this way Bowflex offers a nice addition to the field of cardio in combination with strength training.
The LateralX trainer is available in two variants: the LX3 and the LX5.
One of the advantages of the LX5 compared to the LX3 is the adjustable width (range) of the movement. This is adjustable from 1 to 10 but is not necessarily an indicator that 10 is more difficult than 1. No, this must be adjusted to the length and anatomy of the user. This is therefore entirely dependent on the individual needs of the user.
- Every user is different. Different anatomy, different height, different length of the legs and arms
- Vary in the width of the movement and appeal to other muscles
- Smaller is more emphasis on quadriceps and hamstrings. Abduction, adduction, hip flexion and gluteal muscles contribute
- Wider focuses more on abduction, adduction, hip flexion and gluteal muscles. Quadriceps and hamstrings cooperate
- In the narrowest variant the movement is more like a stepper, wide it is more like a ski movement
- Unique movement. The Octane Lateral from the same makers, but a different price segment and for professional use, is the only similar movement