This is a review of the cardio machine Precor AMT 100i.
I work out everyday with at least 30 minutes of cardio. The number one machine these days for me is the Precor AMT 100i. When I describe it to people I tell them it is a like running without pressure on your knees.
AMT stands for Adaptive Motion Trainer, which is a fancy way of saying it takes your natural gait and removes the force your body creates. The flow of moving your legs and arms is controlled so that the motion is continuous.
The display board shows you which muscle groups you’re using with the most strenuous using your calves, quads, obliques and arms. Yes, it really is a whole body workout.
What I like about the Precor 100i:
Low stress on joints – The motion is continuous, so there is very little stress on your joints.
Stair stepping – You can use the machine as a stair stepper with just a little more stress on the joints, but much less than a normal stair stepping machine.
What I don’t like about the Precor 100i:
Interval isn’t – You don’t have too much control in interval mode. You can specify the maximum level and the minimum level, but you cannot set the amount of time between intervals. Ugh.
Not enough – My local YMCAs don’t have enough of the machines.
The Precor 100i might look like something from an Alien movie, but it is fantastic for cardio exercise with a minimum amount of stress on your knee joints.