Octane LateralX Elliptical Review

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Pros Versatility and commercial quality put the LateralX in a class of its own. Versatility comes with the options of forward, backward and lateral training. Choosing side-to-side motion recruits the hip muscles and in this way lets you burn about 25% more calories compared with regular elliptical exercise. It can be ideal for sports-specific training, such as for movements made in hockey. Like all Octane ellipticals the LateralX is specifically built for zero-impact exercise so you can minimize your risk of exercise-related strain. And with premium components from top to bottom, it’s also equipped with your choice of two consoles and an optional entertainment center. The whole machine has a small footprint designed with at-home use in mind. The purchase price includes a five-year warranty for the parts and one year for labor.
Cons The drawback to the LateralX is its price. When all possible upgrades are included it sells for more than $10K.
Summary The LateralX is a one-of-a-kind cross trainer with luxury appeal. Its side-to-side motion makes it an excellent option for trainees interested in weight loss and muscle toning, sports prep, or just varying their exercise. Training programs are included and shoppers have the option to include video guidance, a web browser, TV and wireless radio. Unlike many commercial-grade machines the LateralX s fairly compact too, making it practical for use in smaller home workout areas. This machine is one of the most expensive ellipticals on the market but it’s sure to please just about any trainee.

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Octane LateralX Elliptical Detailed Overview

Upgrade your home gym or commercial fitness center with the Octane LateralX, a world-class elliptical trainer with an exceptional range of motion. This unique fitness machine allows forward, backward and side-to-side exercise for realistic sports training and extraordinary results. Like all Octane fitness machines, the LateralX is designed for zero-impact exercise too… So overall, it lets you train your whole body at any intensity level, but with minimal chance of exercise-related discomfort or injury.

One option is to use the LateralX elliptical with standard forward or reverse pedaling. The unique option is to move side-to-side. When you move laterally with more action in your hips, your body burns about 25% more calories compared with standard elliptical striding. This advancement in cross training lets you manage your weight, build strength and gain endurance — all with low-impact and the freedom to change direction whenever you please.

Two consoles can be paired with the LateralX. The simpler display has an LED screen and pushbutton controls, and the LateralX Smart has a full-color touchscreen with video and Internet capabilities. An entertainment center with TV and wireless radio can be added too. Each console provides a variety of training programs for total-body workouts, and the LateralX Smart console has video coaching and Workout Booster programs with names like “ThighToner” and “QuadPower” help you focus on specific muscle groups.

Available as an add-on is Octane’s Cross Circuit Pro kit. These adjustable weights can add advanced cross training to your elliptical conditioning.

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Some noteworthy features of the Octane LateralX:

  • Options to train forward, backward and laterally for a variety of exercises
  • Comfortable handlebars support multiple grip positions
  • Virtually zero impact on joints and ligaments, so you can minimize the chance of exercise-related injury and also train more intensely with less perceived effort
  • 15 workout programs focus on interval training, thigh toning, quad toning, core muscle recruitment and more
  • 30 resistance levels to accommodate a wide range of ability levels and training intensities
  • Choice of two consoles, one with video workout boosters and a web browser
  • Optional TV and 900Mhz wireless connection
  • Integrated cooling fan with three speeds for customized climate control
  • 5-year parts warranty
  • Space-efficient (63” x 42” footprint)

Octane LateralX Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:5-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:N/A
Stride Length:N/A
Flywheel:N/A
Programs:13+ workout programs
Fan:Yes
Weight Capacity:400 LBS
Dimensions:63" L x 42" W x 60" H

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The Octane LateralX is a premium elliptical trainer and unlike any other on the market. It’s an outlier in terms of price but also in performance. While it can be used as a traditional elliptical with forward/backward striding, it brings the best value to the home of an athlete or other exercise enthusiast who will take advantage of the side-to-side motion as well.

The Bottom Line

The Octane LateralX is a premium elliptical trainer and unlike any other on the market. It’s an outlier in terms of price but also in performance. While it can be used as a traditional elliptical with forward/backward striding, it brings the best value to the home of an athlete or other exercise enthusiast who will take advantage of the side-to-side motion as well.

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