Two women working out at home, one is lifting a dumbbell over her head, the other is on a Precor elliptical

Precor Ellipticals – Why Change Angles

Most people wouldn’t think about buying a treadmill without adjustable incline. The same can be said for ellipticals. Why buy a home elliptical machine that doesn’t have adjustable incline?


Just like a treadmill, when you add incline to your cardio workout, you activate different muscle groups in your lower body. The CrossRamp® on all Precor treadmills allows for you to dictate the incline of the elliptical machine and provide true control over the muscles that are engaged during your training. This ensures that you are working your glutes, quads, abs, and hamstrings with a simple adjustment. Forget about plateauing! When doing a cardio workout on a Precor home elliptical with incline, your body is forced to constantly adjust to new heights, which will help avoid the dreaded plateaus. 

 By changing the CrossRamp angle, you can focus on different lower body muscles for a custom workout.

Figure 1 T•	The lowest CrossRamp angle focuses on your glutes and quads Figure 2 •	The medium CrossRamp angle works mainly your glutesFigure 3 T•	The highest CrossRamp angle works all of your lower body muscles—glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves

  • The lowest CrossRamp angle focuses on your glutes and quads
  • The medium CrossRamp angle works mainly your glutes
  • The highest CrossRamp angle works all of your lower body muscles—glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves

    Whether the CrossRamp is adjusted manually or mechanically, you’ll be able to use your Precor elliptical with incline to engage your entire body. The question is—do you want a want a manual ramp or a motorized ramp? The choice is yours when you choose a Precor elliptical. 

    The Precor Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainers™ model, EFX 222 has a manual incline ramp that include three CrossRamp levels that adjust from 15 to 20 to 25 degrees.

    The other Precor home ellipticals in the Energy™ Series 200 Line—EFX 225 and EFX 225—include a motorized ramp that gives you eight CrossRamp levels that are adjusted by just the press of a button on your console, changing your workout incline from 15 to 25 degrees.

    When you step up to the Precision™ Series 400 Line ellipticals—EFX 427 and EFX 447—not only do you get the motorized ramp, but you also get 20 levels of adjustment that range from 15 to 40 degrees. To help put this in context, you could do a different cardio workout nearly every day for a year, when you factor in the 20 levels of resistance. Talk about plateau proof!

    To further support you in your fitness journey, your Precor elliptical is equipped with a built-in workout partner that helps get you up and going with pre-programmed workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals. Just another example of why Precor has the best elliptical machine on the market.

    Workouts programs on the Precision Series 400 Line Ellipticals include:

    • Be Fit: Intervals 1-1, 2-1, 4-1; Total Body Interval, Rolling Hills, Mountain Peaks, Hill Climb, Heart Rate cardio
    • Lose Weight: 4-3 Interval, Aerobic, Fat Burner, Heart Rate Fat Burn
    • Push Performance: Intervals 1-4, 1-2; Heart Rate Zone
    • Get Toned: Glute Toner, Glute Toner Plus, Leg Sculpt, Leg Sculpt Plus
    • Go The Distance: 1 Mile, 5K, 10K
    • Fitness Test
    • Manual

      When shopping for an elliptical for your home, choose a Precor Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer (or EFX for short) and start reaping the rewards of adding incline to your elliptical workouts.

      To find the best elliptical machine for home, visit your local authorized Precor dealer