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Xiser Industries has been producing quality exercise steppers since 1977. We are able to provide service, repair, or replace every model or style of exercise stepper produced since 1977. The image above shows the current production type of cylinders used in the "High Intensity Trainer". The cylinders for older model machines such as "The Anaerobic Trainer" or "The Wellness Machine" are not pictured above, please our contact customer service rep for more information. With a couple of quick measurements and a detailed description we will be able to provide you with the information needed to help you on your Xiser product.
Xiser Industries has been producing high quality exercise stepping machines since 1977. If you have purchased an Xiser original product and are in need of service we can assist in having parts repaired or replaced. Xiser stands behind every product we produce. If your product is out of warranty or purchased second hand it still can be repaired or replaced at a minimum cost to you.
By making a simple measurement you can determine which cable assembly will match your machine and resistant cylinder type. Most Xiser cable assembles can be grouped into three different sizes; Personal Trainer 6", Commercial Pro Trainers 7" or Extra Capacity Pro Trainers 8". You can also determine the cylinder type by measuring the Black cooling barrel of the cylinder.
Some early Cylinders may not have the cooling fin type barrels. The basic measurements of these earlier cylinders will be very similar to that of the current cylinders. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our helpful customer representatives.
The Short-Bout Exercise Program
The Short-Bout Exercise Program is an innovative approach to interval Training which extends the recovery periods between intervals, focusing on superior quality and maximal effort. The program consists of completing multiple one-minute bouts of intense "hill-sprinting", conveniently spaced throughout your day. By spreading the intervals throughout your day, you will be able to give the maximal effort and achieve the highest quality during each interval. This will enhance speed, power, and balance, increase tolerance to lactate, and improve cardiovascular endurance. This approach is extremely practical for athletes with busy schedules, as it can be performed at work in work attire (a one-minute bout will not induce perspiration). The Short-Bout Exercise program is currently available as an extremely effective, time efficient compliment to the training regimens of all athletes. It has become especially appealing to bodybuilders seeking to strengthen the cardiovascular system without the threat of compromising muscle mass. The combination of speed and resistance produces an incredible pump for the lower limbs and trunk, and stimulates the release of human growth hormone essential to muscle growth and repair.
Instructions for implementing the Short-Bout Exercise Program
- By turning the resistance adjustment valve , set the High Intensity Trainer toward the light resistance such that you can do 20 to 25 cycles each 15 seconds (one cycle is when your right or left foot returns to its starting position).
- Once The High Intensity Trainer is set to allow you to take 20 to 25 cycles (50 steps) for each 15 seconds, do vigorous work by stepping as fast as you can within 45 seconds (60 to 75 cycles). In this case the 45 seconds of vigorous work is one "bout".
- After your "bout" of 45 seconds allow yourself to recover for 10 minutes or longer before your next "bout".
- Repeat #3, three to eight times per day. For the first few days two or three "bouts" may be enough.
- As soon as you become comfortable with the work out and your body gets used to it, increase your single 'bout" time to 60 seconds. ("bout" lengths of 60 seconds seem to be optimum if not fully exhausted after 60 seconds increase the frequency and intensity of steps during the 60 second "bout").
- As you become more fit, increase the number of "bouts" from 3 to 4 to 5 etc., per day. You will find that you will not need more than 4 'bouts' during one day. if you are a competitive athlete, you may do as many as 8 "bouts" of 60 seconds in a single day. However, to stay in good shape you will most likely never need more than 3 to 4 "bouts" per day.
Correct form on the Xiser High Intensity Trainer
- After setting up the machine, stand on the machine so that both pedals are even. Begin with the whole foot placed on the pedal, over the days/weeks progress to only having the balls of the feet on the pedals (this requires more balance). While Standing, tighten your stomach muscles, squeeze your gluteal muscles, and push your hips forward.
- Sit down slightly as if you were going to sit on a bar stool so that you adopt a squat position (the ski position). Your back should be completely straight with your weight focused straight down on the pedals. Check that you are still pushing your hips forward by squeezing your gluteal muscles, and tighten your stomach.
- As you step do not to let the pedals make contact with the base. Maintain the squat position and muscle contractions of the stomach and gluteus, so that you are able to keep your torso and head completely motionless. there should be no "bobbing" typically seen on most stair-climbers. This will increase the intensity of the exercise and strengthen the stabilizer muscles which can improve your balance and agility.
- Some excellent cues for you to make sure that you are exercising correctly are: *imagine you are balancing a glass of water on your head *both feet should remain in contact with the pedals at all times; as you drive with one leg resist with the other (always push down and never lift up) *at the completion of a one-minute bout of exercise, you should be out of breath and should be experiencing a "burn" in your legs.