Last year Cascade introduced an exciting new recumbent exercise bike – the CMXRT. Marietta Colberg Roberts is the Fitness Director at Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs CO and has integrated a new population of users into her group cycling classes by offering the CMXRT. Listen as she describes her experiences bringing people into her classes, who otherwise wouldn’t attend.
Ergometer’s are used for more than just rehablitation. Many athletes love them to vary workouts or as a low intensity warm up before resistance training. Our CMXErg+ ergometer is commerical grade and offers 8 levels of smooth, quiet magnetic bi-directional resistance. The cranks are adjustable and can be set up with foam grips or pedal for both upper and lower body workouts.
A recent Ace study illustrates the benefits of pedaling backwards. The cycling study showed that pedaling backward on the Cascade CMXRT recumbent bike elicited higher heart-rate and energy-cost values than pedaling at identical workloads in the forward direction. Pedaling backwards improves quadricep strength enabling riders to work at a higher workload at a lower RPE and heart rate.