In case you were confused, that is not me using it in that picture. I have way better hair (but he’s got way better legs. Call it even.)
It’s kinda like the StairMaster, only instead of a vertical leg movement, it’s a side-to-side movement, mimicking ice skating or roller blading (or what I imagine these activities to feel like, since I have not engaged in either since my early elementary school years.)
Supposedly, it strengthens both your knees and your glutes, while accomplishing “the best ratio between calorie expenditure and muscle toning,” according to TechnoGym.
The verdict? I liked it! Definitely going to add it to my cross-training repertoire, although I think the maximum time I could spend on the machine would be 20-30 minutes. I felt like it worked that hard-to-tone inner thigh region (those rotten inner thighs just never comply with my wishes to not resemble a sausage) while getting my heart rate up and sweat glands pumping.
It requires a somewhat strange and counter-intuitive motion from your legs but I liked the feeling and I had to concentrate to do it correctly, which somehow makes the time go faster for me.
In short, I’ll be working the Cardio Wave into my normal cross-training routine. I frequently like to do a workout that has me doing short (10-15 minutes,) high-intensity workouts on two or three different machines (e.g. elliptical, stairmaster and stationary bike,) so this will be a welcome addition or replacement for one of those three.
So glad I discovered this machine, my experience was a “Greaaaat success (said in the Borat voice)!!”
Has anyone else tried this cardio machine? I feel like it’s totally underrated!