Arm Exercise Fad That Works! Tone Your Arms and Your Belly at Once

Kranking is the new fad that should be sweeping the nation, if we want buff Madonna arms. Burn off lunch in 30 minutes? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, maybe not.  Lest you think Kranking is just another fitness trend, this upper body exercise machine gives you an intense workout, while building muscle and burning fat to boot. Think of it as a bicycle for the arms. The inventor of the Spinning machine created this device when he became injured; it’s an upper body stationary handcycle, which allows you to stand and pedal with your arms vigorously, giving your entire body a workout. A recent study put Kranking to the test and concluded that the new exercise fad really does tone muscles and burn calories while improving overall cardiovascular health.

The study examined volunteers who spent 30 minutes in a standard Kranking class. Their heart rates and perceptions of how difficult the workout was were recorded.  Researchers found that on average each participant burned 269 calories in the 30-minute session. Kranking also significantly increased the test subjects’ heart rates, and was an affective cardiovascular exercise.

Adding a Kranking session to your normal workout routine has also been touted for maximizing core strength and building abdominal muscle. Since the upper body is used primarily in the Kranking workout, it may be especially helpful for those who have bad knees, ankles or other lower body limitations. In fact, the machines are wheelchair-accessible, making them user-friendly for people with disabilities.  But for anyone who’s willing to Krank it out, this upper body workout is proven to pack a serious punch.

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  • “Inventing” or “reinventing?” I understand Johnny G. made the Krankcycle for people to stand instead of sitting while exercising as the classic arm ergometer is made to do, but to say he invented something that was already functional is a little far fetched. If someone has lower body injuries where they can’t run and can’t bike they probably can’t stand for a prolonged period of time either. I don’t doubt that the Krankcycle is a beneficial alternative to running or biking. It may promote muscular endurance, but I doubt significant muscular strength will result because of using the Krankcycle. My other question is why are airdynes becoming a thing of the past in health clubs as they promote totally body endurance, core stabilization, and overall cardivascular benefits. Not to mention they are on average one of the least expensive exercise machines on the market. Everybody wants to “reinvent” the wheel and make it better, that our human nature, but I personally think that unless someone is injured the Krankcycle should be left out. Even if someone has lower body injury they would probably benefit more from the classic arm ergometer. Money sings in an industry with the greatest fads of all times. I’m not saying the Krankcycle doesn’t have its place, there are just better alternatives. Spelled Airdyne.

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