Octane Fitness xR4x Elliptical Trainer
Octane Fitness xR4x is a premium and state-of-the-art recumbent elliptical trainer with a very durable frame and a low step-up height for a great seated low-impact workout at a low price. This is an entry level elliptical trainer as part of the Elite series- the most affordable of the xRide bikes and includes some great features. It is good for advanced trainers that want to get really challenged and the beginners to burn some calories.
You’ll get to enjoy comfortable and smooth motion, as this is one of the best ways to exercise, to work on your total body in a seated position. Octane xR4x has the same durable frame as the commercial models you see at the gym. It is easy to get on and off with its recumbent design. It offers very solid performance that should last you a long time, to exercise for many years to come and is tough enough to be used even in the busiest gyms. With the ideal leg extension, you will get three times more of the lower body muscles involved and up to 343% more glute activity than a standard elliptical and burn 25 percent more calories.
The Power stroke pedal motion enables proper full leg extension and a greater range of motion, to have both the upper and lower body involved. You’ll get your arms and upper body involved with the ergonomic handles. You will have the aerobic and resistance training combined, be challenged and achieve better results. It has a very sleek and smart professional design, weighs 196 pounds, has a 300 lb. user weight capacity and measures 53 x 35 x 60 inches. It has a compact footprint so you may use it in any room. You will benefit from a great interval training with the advanced software. It will give you intense cardiovascular training so you get the job done in a short time or do a lighter workout in longer sessions.
It has very large pedals with the soft-grip texture and you can put your feet at different angles to target different muscles. And you can pedal forward and backward for different results. The seat is quite large and sits at a 45-degree angle, is quite comfortable being cushioned. It will help open your torso and hip flexors while reducing stress on your lower back. So you are less likely to experience muscle injuries or cramps and it will not damage your joints.
It offers multiple seat tilt and height- is great to be able to adjust the contoured seat to five different angles and fifteen different heights. It is designed as both more compact and much more powerful than the other expensive premium recumbent and elliptical bikes. You’ll find the contact heart rate sensors on the stationary handles on both sides. It is important to track your heart rate so you do not overtrain.
Octane Elliptical has a water bottle holder so you can be hydrated during your exercise without having to pause to grab some water. It includes a safety mode so you can protect your children from getting hurt. If you wish to burn more calories and do a proper resistance training you can choose the Octane signature workout boosters with the Hit training advanced software. You can select one of the three options of chest press, leg press or muscle endurance. What workout booster does is increasing the workout intensity in quick intervals. So for example with the chest press you can move your legs up and not the pedal for a while and isolate your upper body, the machine will increase the resistance and you’ll get a great chest workout.
There is no cooling fan on this unit despite the high price point and no wireless pulse rate monitoring, no Bluetooth data sharing, and no speakers for your iPod or MP3 player. It comes with a three-year warranty by the manufacturer, which we think could be a little longer. You also have six different workout programs, apart from the three workout boosters and the large console shows the time, distance, calories, speed, 20 levels of resistance and heart rate. It is the lowest cost model of the Octane’s xRide series elliptical bikes and with the faster calorie burn and workout booster options, we think this is pretty good value. And you are guaranteed better results if you use it regularly and eat well.