Today’s first for the “one new thing a day for 100 days” new year’s resolution was to use the Krankcycle at the gym. When it comes to movement, I tend towards outdoors and functional exercise as much as possible, but it is always beneficial to diversify and take advantage of well designed equipment. While upper body rotational exercising is not a new idea- the first arm rotational cranking machine was patented 73 yrs ago – the krankcycle itself was more recently invented by the founder of Spinning. It offers the unique combination of upper body strengthening and cardio vascular exercise.
It took a couple of minutes to find the right resistance that allowed me to get into the groove, but once I did it was pretty fun.. not to mention challenging!