Precor EFX Elliptical Ver. 1
If you want the best in elliptical trainers, it’s no secret: you want a Precor. The company turned out the first of these novel exercise machines in 1995 and continues to be on the cutting edge of elliptical technology. With the EFX 546, you benefit from the patented CrossRamp® technology that lets you set the angle of the equipment, in addition to the resistance, thus targeting a wide-range of muscle groups. Precors were also the first machines to let you stride forwards or backwards while you sweat, delivering a smooth, non-impact, and joint friendly ride in either direction. In fact, there are 20 different incline levels to choose from along with 20 resistance levels. All this adds up to a lower level of perceived exertion (RPE), so you won’t feel like you worked out as hard as you actually did; 30 minutes on the EFX 546 feels like 15. The Precor EFX 546 is one of the most popular workout pieces with regular gym-goers; it received a 4.5 out of 5 stars from epinions.com, for instance. That’s probably because the EFX 546 is a sturdy, built-to-last, commercial grade machine, that is equipped with a highly efficient drive system that requires little maintenance. Also, you can work on your range-of-motion and muscle strengthening, along with cardiovascular endurance, on the EFX 546. Grab some dumbbells and let go of the railings and your upper body gets into the act, too.