a fast cadence. With the smooth, natural motion, the Zero Runner is running…only better…so you can focus on greater efficiency and enhanced performance. With the reinforced frame, the rock-solid ZR8 is built for maximum stability and to take a beating, over and over, to the finish line.
Equipped with a higher workload, the ZR8 lets you vary the resistance level throughout runs. Turn it down and sprint or increase the resistance to work on your heel kick and activate more hamstrings, quads and glutes. Change the resistance to incorporate different paced intervals and tempo runs to become an overall stronger runner.
As training progresses, step up to the free-moving performance handles that allow you to replicate the natural arm motion you use outside. With the performance handles, you also benefit from greater core and balance work.
When it comes to upper-body ergonomics, the contoured handles place you in an ideal upright position, ready to run. Multiple hand placement options fit users of all sizes and preferences. For maximum efficiency and comfort, place the hands at the top of the handles and run with your thumbs up.
Be a Healthy Runner
Runners like to run. A lot. And sometimes that’s all they want to do, which can cause an injury and sideline them – resulting in bad news for race preparation. But cross training helps strengthen the entire body for greater fitness and better overall balance. CROSS CiRCUIT makes cross training simple. It combines cardio intervals on the Zero Runner with strength training or stretching exercises next to the machine for exceptional effectiveness and efficiency. Runners still get to enjoy their runs – but now complement them with valuable strength and stretching work to address weak links, build the core and attend to the upper body. Not only is cross training good for you now, but can ultimately extend your running career.
Exclusively running excessively is no longer recommended. Professional runners, including 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, now consistently engage in cross training to increase strength and stamina, boost their race times and enhance recovery. CROSS CiRCUIT on the Zero Runner delivers multiple options to challenge and strengthen runners, including lateral training, plyometrics, core moves and upper-body work. Cross training helps correct muscular imbalances in runners, like quad dominance, to reduce the chance of injury. And greater overall strength means better running economy and form.
With CROSS CiRCUIT, the work is already done for you, so there’s no need to research different exercises and slog through developing a new routine every few weeks. Now, you simply pick a customized routine based on your individual goal, and get going. Video demos of exercises make it easy to follow along. While working on your running muscles is definitely beneficial, one advantage of CROSS CiRCUIT is that it requires you to hit other muscles as well, such as the core and upper body, that can help you power through tough races. And the flexibility exercises, which some runners may tend to skip, help reduce stiffness, increase range of motion and expedite recovery.