STRENGTH MACHINE The Concept2 DYNO is based on the concept of dynamic strength training. The resistance the user feels is a direct response to his effort. The more force the user is capable of applying to the DYNO, the more he can lift, and a higher force measurement will be displayed. Additional advantages, according to Concept2, are athletes of different strengths can work out together alternating lifts without having to change plates, users can do several different lifts circuit-style with minimal set-up changes, and the three basic lifting positions (leg press, seated bench press and seated bench pull) can be varied by machine setting and body position to work specific muscles. Contact: Concept2, 105 Industrial Park Drive, Morrisville, VT 05661; (800) 245-5676; fax: (802) 888-4791; [email protected]; www.concept2.com.
FUNCTIONAL TRAINER Cybex International has introduced a new training product designed to improve human performance. The Cybex FT 360 Functional Trainer is an advanced strength training tool that's well suited for physical therapists, personal trainers or anyone interested in performance or functional training. With its space-efficient design and near infinite adjustability, the FT 360 allows users to perform the exact training movements they need without a lot of equipment, note Cybex officials. The FT 360 lets users make adjustments in two planes of motion, take advantage of virtually ulimited training variations and perform functional movements with decreased momentum. Contact: Cybex International Inc., 10 Trotter Drive, Medway, MA 02053; (888) GO-CYBEX; (508) 533-4300; fax: (508) 533-5500; www.ecybex.com.
EXTREME WORKOUT MACHINE NordicTrack recently unveiled its extreme workout machine - the NordicTrack Teton Trekker. With an incline reaching up to 50 percent, the Teton Trekker simulates hiking. According to the company, this intense workout enables users to burn more calories than ever before. Users are able to navigate their hikes on the pre-programmed workouts duplicating actual trails on the famous Grand Teton mountain range. In addition, the Teton Trekker features patented iFIT.com technology which enable users to experience the sights and sounds of world famous mountain trails via the Internet. iFIT.com technology automatically controls the speed and incline of the Teton Trekker with audible cues in the workouts. Contact: ICON Health & Fitness Inc., 1500 S. 1000 West, Logan, UT 84321; (435) 750-5251; fax: (435) 750-5297; [email protected]
INVERSION TABLE The new F5000 Inversion Table from Teeter Hang Ups still offers the safety and comfort of its predecessor, but with greater strength and durability, states the company. This newest model offers greater weight capabilities for increased stability. In addition, the model's handgrips are now rubber coated for easier gripping, with the nylon cover now double-stitched for greater durability. Additional features of the F5000 Inversion Table include three hinge settings to control the responsiveness of rotation, a tether strap for inverting to any angle, soft foam ankle clamps for user comfort, a scratch-resistant powder-coated finish and easy folding for convenient storage. Contact: Teeter Hang Ups, 10004-162 St., Ct. E, Puyallup, WA 98375; (253) 840-5252; fax: (253) 840-5757; [email protected]; www.inversiontherapy.com.