Do you suffer from knee and joint pain?
If you do, it’s likely that working out either makes the pain feel worse or just seems downright impossible. But don’t worry, there are exercise solutions out there that don’t cause stress to your joints and still give you a calorie-burning, total body workout.
Why Most Home Cardio Machines Can Cause Joint Pain
Most home cardio machines use a cyclical or elliptical path that can cause some serious pain to the knees, ankles, hips, and back.
- The cyclical motion causes you to push forward with your upper leg while simultaneously pulling back with your lower leg, which can create shearing in the knee.
- Many cardio machines force your hips to perform a swaying, back-and-forth motion that destabilizes the hips and lower back, leading to pain and discomfort.
- Most machines position your legs to collapse in or bow out during movement rather than keeping the ankle, knee and hip joints in proper alignment. Proper force transmission through the joints helps protect them during the movement and reduces impact and pain.
Strengthening the muscles surrounding the knee joints will go a long way in reducing pain and preventing future injury, but when a joint problem already exists, it’s critical to strengthen the surrounding muscles with as little impact and shear force as possible.
The Solution to Joint Pain Caused by Exercise?
Go Zero-Impact with FreeStep Stride Technology
The Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer is designed to mimic the high-end seated steppers used by Physical Therapists. In fact, we licensed the unique linkage system that provides the gentle stepping motion to create a cost-effective, zero-impact Stepper specifically for in-home use.
Four Key Benefits of FreeStep Stride Technology:
1.The FreeStep makes Physiotherapy exercise accessible to people in their own homes at an affordable price, for the first time. Teeter is the only home-use company with this patented stride technology, setting the FreeStep apart from other recumbent home-use options on the market.
2.The FreeStep linkage system synchronizes motions between the arms and legs to ensure smoothness. If you’ve tried other elliptical machines, you may recall that rough drag in motion during cycles – this is caused by the out-of-sync linkage system. The FreeStep is designed to eliminate this unpleasant motion for a smooth and seamless full body workout.
3.Unlike other recumbent exercise machines that strain the joints with a cyclical motion, the Teeter FreeStep follows a smooth linear path that eliminates stress on the ankles, knees, hips and back – for an exceptionally low-impact, stress-free workout.
4.The FreeStep is the result of decades of innovation in design and function for commercial-grade Physical Therapy Technology, combining advanced technology with a modern look and feel for in your home.
A Recent Survey Showed FreeStep Users Get Less Joint Stress with FreeStep:
reported the FreeStep delivers less stress on the knees and back than other cardio options
Get a Total Body Workout that Feels Easier and Delivers Better Results
Reducing impact to your knees and joints doesn’t mean sacrificing results. With the FreeStep, you can burn more calories in less time than on a standard recumbent bike, while strengthening the upper and lower body for a total body workout.
FreeStep is proven to burn 17.4% more calories per hour — that means you can burn the same number of calories in 5.8 workouts that you would in 7 workouts with a recumbent bike.
Watch the video to see how the FreeStep compares to a standard recumbent bike:
Video: 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 a significant difference in energy expenditure!
The FreeStep combines arm and leg power for a full-body workout that distributes muscle exertion, so no one muscle group gets burned out – making the workout feel easier while burning more calories!
Benefits of combining arm and leg exercises:
- Burns more calories
- Feels easier
- Builds allover muscle strength to improve appearance and body tone throughout the body
- Boosts metabolism with what is called afterburn: muscles burn more calories than fat when at rest, so you’ll burn more calories even after your workout!
Get Back to Feel-Good Fitness with the FreeStep
The FreeStep is designed to solve all the problems that other cardio machines present to those suffering from joint pain, while delivering a great total body workout. Finally… a quality solution for those that experience ankle, knee, hip or back pain during exercise. Now you can get back to fitness, and look and feel your best!