What Makes Precor Ellipticals Great? CrossRamp®—It’s All About Changing the Angle

Most people wouldn’t think about buying a treadmill without adjustable incline. The same can be said for ellipticals. Why buy an elliptical that doesn’t have adjustable incline?

Just like with a treadmill, when you add incline to your workout, you activate different muscle groups in your lower body. The CrossRamp on all Precor treadmills allows for you to dictate the incline of the elliptical and provide true control over the muscles that are engaged during your training. This ensures that you are working your glutes, quads, abs, and hamstrings with a simple adjustment. Forget about plateauing! With Precor ellipticals, your body is forced to constantly adjust to new heights, which will help avoid the dreaded plateau. 

By changing the CrossRamp angle, you can focus on different lower body muscles for a custom workout.

Figure 1 The lowest CrossRamp angle focuses on your glutes and quads

Figure 1 The lowest CrossRamp angle focuses on your glutes and quads

Figure 2 The medium CrossRamp angle works mainly your glutes

Figure 2 The medium CrossRamp angle works mainly your glutes

Figure 3 The highest CrossRamp angle works all of your lower body muscles—glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves

Figure 3 The highest CrossRamp angle works all of your lower body muscles—glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves

Whether the CrossRamp is adjusted manually or mechanically, you’ll be able to use your Precor elliptical to engage your entire body.

The question is—do you want a want a manual ramp or a motorized ramp? The choice is yours when you choose Precor ellipiticals.

Two of the Precor Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainers™ models, EFX®221 and EFX 222 both have a manual ramp that include three CrossRamp levels that adjust from 15 to 20 to 25 degrees.

The other ellipticals in our the Energy™ Series 200 Line—EFX 225 and EFX 225—include a motorized ramp that gives you eight CrossRamp levels that are adjusted by just the press of a button on your console, changing your workout incline from 15 to 25 degrees.

When you step up to the Precision™ Series 400 Line ellipticals—EFX 423, EFX 443, EFX 427, and EFX 447—not only do you get the motorized ramp, but you also get 20 levels of adjustment that range from 15 to 40 degrees. To help put this in context, you could do a different workout nearly every day for a year, when you factor in the 20 levels of resistance. Talk about plateau proof!

To further support you in your fitness journey, your Precor elliptical is equipped with a built-in workout partner that helps get you up and going with pre-programmed workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals. 

Workouts programs on the Precision Series 400 Line Ellipticals include:

  • Be Fit: Intervals 1-1, 2-1, 4-1; Total Body Interval, Rolling Hills, Mountain Peaks, Hill Climb, Heart Rate cardio
  • Lose Weight: 4-3 Interval, Aerobic, Fat Burner, Heart Rate Fat Burn
  • Push Performance: Intervals 1-4, 1-2; Heart Rate Zone
  • Get Toned: Glute Toner, Glute Toner Plus, Leg Sculpt, Leg Sculpt Plus
  • Go The Distance: 1 Mile, 5K, 10K
  • Fitness Test
  • Manual

When shopping for an elliptical for your home, choose a Precor Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer or EFX for short and start reaping the rewards of adding incline to your elliptical workouts.  To find your local authorized Precor dealer, click here.