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Kranking Proven to Burn Calories

Kranking Burns Major Calories

If you're unfamiliar with Kranking, you're not alone. A Krankcycle resembles a bike, but instead of peddling with your legs, you peddle with your arms. This piece of equipment is perfect for those with knee, ankle, or foot injuries, but when you watch someone krank, it doesn't seem like it's the most effective cardio workout.

A recent study from ACE (American Council on Exercise) studied 20 people who participated in a 30-minute Kranckcycle class, all wearing heart rate monitors. Researchers found that on average, each participant burned 9 calories per minute, for a total of 269 calories. When running 30 minutes at a pace of 10 minutes per mile, a person will burn about 295 calories, making the two workouts surprisingly comparable.

If you're tired of using your legs on the treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike, then get your arms cranking on a Krankcycle, and you'll get in a great workout. Tell me, have you ever tried Kranking?

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've seen this being used by people with leg injuries so they can still get their cardio in even though they're injured. I think it's a pretty cool idea. I'd be interested in trying it just to see what it's like.
Spartygirl03 Spartygirl03 7 years
I had to use this during physical therapy for my shoulder. It's a GREAT machine and definitely gets the heart pumping if you have the intensity level up high enough.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
We have one at our gym, but you can not adjust the arm distance... and it's just too far away - I can't use it..
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
This would've been nice all those times I had shin splints and plantar fasciitis problems. It is really hard to find a cardio workout that actually gives your legs a real break.
goddessru goddessru 7 years
Seems like a good way to tone up and lose the jiggle on the arms. I would totally do this if they had one at my gym.
lillme lillme 7 years
I love the Krankcycles. It's not just for cardio but for strength as well. It's all about how you use it and there are so many ways you can compliment your workouts. Johnny G is changing the fitness industry again. Open your mind and you will find an amazing workout with your arms.
thatsnotfab thatsnotfab 7 years
I tried it at my gym once, but only for about 5 minutes or so. I was surprised how intense it was; definitely a lot harder than it looks! I think I might try it more regularly, now that I know about the potential calorie burn. Thanks!
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