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A New Cardio Class For the Upper Body Called Kranking

Class Act: Kranking

Looking for a new group class that will whip your butt, er arms, into shape?

Kranking is here! Performed on a Krankcycle — an upper-body, stationary handcycle that utilizes an adjustable, variable-resistance mechanism connected to a floating flywheel — Kranking is a new way to train that focuses solely on upper-body cardiovascular training. Kranking is a great cardiovascular complement to anyone's workout, but especially those who have bad knees, ankles, etc., since the upper body is primarily used to get the workout. What's more? Kranking was created by the same guy who created spinning, a favorite among many. Kranking is offered at limited gyms nationwide, but you should definitely inquire with gyms near you to see if they offer the class. I'm trying to wiggle my way into a class at my gym, so I'll be sure to give a full report after I take it.

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lillme lillme 7 years
I'll post it again. Kranking is not just for cardio, it will compliment any kind of training you are doing. It can be for strength its all about how you use it. It's amazing!!!!
OhMyShannon OhMyShannon 9 years
These machines are awesome. I work for a gym that collaborates with Jonny G, the guy who created spinning, to get these into our clubs. Let me tell ya, it is a great workout! All cardio machines are for the lower body, until Kranking, there wasn't a machine for the upper body. Women I work with who run marathons and compete in tris, are out of breath in 5 minutes! I use it as a warm up and it feels great. Everyone should try it at least once.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
They're more for getting your heart rate up, not really for working your muscles too much. It's like any other cardio I suppose, but you'll have to work longer to burn the same amount of calories as Spinning or running. Your legs have bigger muscle groups in them, so working them gets your heart rate up fast; your arms are smaller muscles, so it'll take a bit longer to get the same effect. This would be great for people with leg injuries though.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
We have these at my gym, but they look more 'expensive'..more like a weight machine. Are these the same things? And are they really good at working muscles efficiently?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not sure this would be for me...
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