What is the Incumbent Cycle ?
The benefits of aerobic and strength training have been proven to provide significant health benefits that greatly improve the quality of life of those individuals willing and able to engage in such activities. Presently there is a variety of exercise equipment available designed to provide aerobic and strength training.
The time the majority of these users have available to dedicate to exercises is often limited to family life, work schedules and other social obligations. From the standpoint of the user, the most physiological benefits in the least amount of time is most important. To achieve the most physiological benefits in the least amount of time, it is necessary for the user to utilize the most muscle mass for any given exercise.
All of the presently available forms of exercise equipment concentrate on either aerobic or strength training. In general, aerobic forms of exercise train lower body muscles, such as running, stair climbing, elliptical training, all of which exclusively train the lower extremities. Strength training is usually designed to isolate specific muscles and provides minimal, if any, aerobic benefit. Any means of exercise that can successfully enable the user to achieve both significant aerobic and strength training simultaneously will provide a benefit not currently being met by existing products and is now possible with the use of the :
The characteristic that differentiates the Incumbent Cycle TM from all others currently on the market is the ability tosimultaneously provide a complete upper body strength workout, increased lower body strength conditioning, and increased cardiovascular conditioning. This increased workout potential can only be achieved by equipment improvements incorporated into this new vertical cycling system of exercise.
The Incumbent Cycle TM enables the rider to stimulate the largest muscle groups in both the upper and lower extremities thus utilizing the most muscle mass. More muscle mass used requires more energy and burns more calories per unit time than other comparable exercises. This advantage, over all other means of exercise, translates to shorter workout time with greater aerobic and strength benefits.