Cross Trainer Stride Length Guide
Getting a cross trainer with the right stride length will make a big difference to the effectiveness of your workout. If the stride length isn’t long enough you may find that the fluid, low impact, movement that cross trainers are known for is badly affected. Stride lengths that are too short can create an unnatural, jarring, stance and prevent you from working out at your maximum intensity.
We have put together this handy cross trainer stride length selector to help you find the perfect cross trainer for you:
In general cheap cross trainers have a shorter stride length (up to 16 inches). Gym quality cross trainers generally have a stride length over 20 inches. Machines with larger stride lengths, provide a better workout for a broader range of people.
If more than one person will be using the cross trainer or you would like to vary the intensity of your workout we suggest a cross trainer with an adjustable stride length will be a match made in heaven! Try the JTX Smart Stride for size!
NB. If you go for a cross trainer with a larger stride length than recommended your cross trainer will keep up with your improving fitness levels. So if your budget allows it always try to buy a larger cross trainer stride length than you actually need.
Cross Trainer Stride Length Frequently Asked Questions