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Cross trainer terms explained

Like all health and fitness equipment, cross trainers use some terms you might not be familiar with. Here ’s a list of the most common ones.

Belt the part that 'pushes back' as you build up speed. Part of the transmission
Console the controls on the front panel of the cross trainer
Display the digital readout on the front panel of the cross trainer
Frame the structure, usually metal tubes, that all the moving parts of the cross trainer attach to
Functions various ways of using the cross trainer, such as: levers only, pedals only, or reverse pedalling
Heart monitor a sensor that takes your pulse (usually through the grips) and displays it for you
Programmes the various choices of workout on a cross trainer, such as cross-country ski-ing, point-to-point, or downhill
Self generating power where the action of pedalling keeps a battery charged, meaning you don’t need to plug your cross trainer into the mains or find new batteries
Transmission the assembly inside the machine that creates resistance
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