Do you suffer from knee pain or joint pain?
If you do, it’s likely that cardio either makes the pain feel worse or just seems downright impossible to begin with.
There’s a reason for that. Most home cardio machines present one of the following problems:
Treadmills and StairMaster → high impact on knees and risk for injury
Upright and recumbent exercise bikes → harmful circular motions that trigger knee shear
Ellipticals → places too much pressure on weight-bearing joints
Of all the cardio options available, people with knee and joint pain tend to resort to exercise bikes for a seated workout, but the repetitive forward motion of cycling destabilizes the knees (making them more prone to injury), and tightens the leg and hip muscles which can put pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Strengthening the muscles surrounding knee joints will go a long way in reducing pain and preventing future injury, but when a problem already exists, it’s critical to strengthen the muscles with as little impact and shear force as possible.
You want a cardio machine that is low-impact, takes all the pressure off the knees and joints and prevents knee shear – and that’s exactly what the FreeStep Patented Stride Technology was designed to do.
In fact, Teeter licensed the technology from a major commercial fitness equipment manufacturer to ensure the highest quality and smoothest stride.
Unlike other cardio machines, the unique linear path of the pedals allows you to drive with your legs in a smooth downward striding motion similar to a seated leg press to eliminate knee shear and hip rotation while maximizing the use of your largest leg muscles.
This natural stepping motion prevents the knees from traveling over the toes for maximum isolation of the glutes, quads, and hamstrings while stabilizing the hips and back.
Plus, when compared to other home cardio options, the FreeStep has shown to be a more time-efficient way to exercise. A research study by the Colorado Center for Health & Sport Science used sophisticated metabolic measurement equipment to perform trials comparing the FreeStep with a Recumbent Bike and found the difference in energy expenditure to be statistically significant!
At the same level of effort, the FreeStep burns 17.4% more calories per hour — that means you can burn the same amount of calories in 5.8 workouts that you would in 7 workouts with a recumbent bike!
The FreeStep is engineered to solve all the problems that typical cardio machines present to those suffering from knee and joint pain and deliver an exceptionally stress-free workout.
A recent Consumer Perception Survey of FreeStep users showed:
Say the FreeStep is a gentle, low impact exercise for the knees
Say the FreeStep delivers less stress on the knees and back than other cardio options
Watch the video below to see the FreeStep Stride Technology in action!
My husband and I had knee replacements and this cross trainer works very well to strengthen our muscles and keep the knees stretched and flexible.
At Teeter, it’s our mission to make fitness and recovery easy and comfortable for all ages and fitness levels, that’s why we designed the Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer to be the best workout machine for knees and joints.
Click below to learn more about the unique features and benefits of the FreeStep that you won’t find with any other cardio options.