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Conditioned Athletes & The Helix

Conditioned athletes such as Jared in the attached video generally spend a lot of time working out and are ‘exercise veterans’ who quickly recognize what will help them improve and maintain their conditioning.  At a recent trade show, therefore, we were not surprised that Jared immediately recognized many of the Helix Lateral Trainer’s key benefits after taking his first ride on the machine.

I tend to avoid cardio machines, but the Helix stands out…I instantly felt the burn in my inner & outer thighs, it’s great because it forced me to use those (muscles), but also build up my cardio & engage my core as well

It’s better than just targeting those (lower body) muscles, you’re also getting a lot better workout as well…  

Regardless of your current conditioning – rehabbing from injury, a well conditioned athlete, or struggling to get in shape – Helix Lateral Trainers are a MUST on your ‘Need To Try” list.

If you’re already a Helix user, keep at it & relish the results! And if you’re NOT a Helix user, get to a dealer or club near you & check it out – THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT!

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The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Knee Pain & The Helix

One of the most common issue facing many exercisers is knee pain during a workout or, in more serious cases, pretty much all the time.  At a recent trade show for club owners, gym managers, and trainers, therefore, we were gratified by the number of attendees who stopped at the Helix exhibit (after a brief workout on either a Helix Upright or Recumbent) and mentioned how great the machine was for their knee pain.1  A sampling of comments from the video clip:

I have knee problems…I have trouble standing, walking, sitting…I didn’t feel ANYTHING with the Helix,,,NOTHING…It was FANTASTIC!

I was apprehensive b/c I have a problem with my knees…After I used the Helix my knees not only didn’t hurt but actually felt more flexible than when I started…(Helix lower body exercise) is actually what HELPS your knees by building strong quads, abductors, and adductors.

My right knee’s been bugging me,,,The Helix made my thighs burn and my butt burn and I felt it right away,,,and it didn’t make my knees hurt…Obviously no impact on your knees, so that’s cool.

SO WHAT’S GOING ON WITH HELIX & KNEE PAIN?

Because of the unique, patented Helix Motion® built into all Helix Lateral Trainers, with proper form & usage Helix training activates your entire lower body musculature, i.e., 360° that includes the glutes, hamstrings, quads, inner thighs, and outer thighs.

Stated differently, ALL OF THE MUSCLE TISSUES THAT SUPPORT YOUR KNEES ARE ACTIVATED BY HELIX LATERAL TRAINERS!  This absolutely cannot be achieved with conventional treadmills, ellipticals, etc., and explains why Helix Motion® is currently being licensed by major manufacturers of specialized rehab & therapy equipment across the industry. When your entire lower body musculature is activated, it immediately impacts your knee pain and overall conditioning in several ways:

  • First, and beginning with that initial workout, the muscles begin to strengthen & develop your knees’ natural support structure which is suddenly turned into an internal knee brace that stabilizes your knees from the inside-out.
  • Second, this 360° muscle activation burns huge calories which, in turn, can help to address the second leading cause of knee pain/injury/re-injury – too much weight. Since Helix training is significantly more efficient – less time, more calories burned – than other cardio machines, with consistent use it helps achieve weight loss objectives at the same time it is developing the key muscles protecting your knees.
  • Third, as you begin to control/lessen your knee pain, your tolerance for increased cardio exercise & intensity increases because you feel better and…HELIX TRAINING IS FUN! In other words, with decreased knee pain you’re able to increase your training which, of course, improves your cardio conditioning & overall health.

There is, of course, a broad spectrum of knee injuries and you should always seek medical advice before undertaking any post-injury exercise.  In many cases, including those ranging from working through a sprain to undertaking intensive physical therapy, Helix Lateral Trainers can play an important role in accelerating recovery and, of course, decreasing knee pain.  One more reason why HELIX IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO MACHINE EVER BUILT!
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1 It’s estimated that 100 million Americans currently suffer from chronic knee pain and that number is growing – millions more men & women incur a variety of serious knee injuries EVERY SINGLE YEAR!  Sprains, hyperextensions, damaged cartilage, torn ACLs, dislocations, patellar fractures – whatever the specifics of the injury, knee pain is the second most common source of chronic pain in Americans.

Martial Arts and The Helix

We at Helix love that our Lateral Trainers are making an impact with athletes from all manner of team & individual sports, so we’ve been delighted to recently hear from Helix users in martial arts. And not only are the machines being used in martial arts for conditioning but, because of the ingenuity of one instructor in particular, custom Helix training techniques have been developed that are specifically targeted to the unique strength, agility, and quickness requirements of martial arts self-defense.

Meet Jerry Weible, resident Master at Weible Martial Arts (WMA) in Puyallup, WA. Jerry has been teaching martial arts since 1979 and is a recognized guru in the full spectrum of self-defense disciplines, ranging from Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Tae Kwan Do, Tang soo Do and Jui Jitsu, to European Sword Fighting (yikes).

Jerry is an exceptionally focused instructor whose hard-driving personal workouts had literally become a ‘war against the machines’ until he discovered the Helix. In his own words, here’s why Jerry has gravitated to the Helix:

The Helix is the most amazing cross-training machine I’ve ever encountered – 20 minutes on the Helix provides more core & lower body strength training than you’ll get from an hour on an elliptical…

The Helix adds to strength so quickly & efficiently that instead of doing seemingly endless basic training with repetitive drills, those same 20-25 minutes on the Helix are the equivalent of 3-4 hours of these basic workout drills. This directly frees up a lot of time that can then be devoted to more advanced techniques you want to impart to students…

As mentioned, Jerry has modified several of the basic Helix workout movements (surfing, grind, and squat) and introduced twisting variations on Helix push-ups to develop a curriculum focused specifically on Kung Fu stance, punching, coiling and blocking movements.

We are obviously thrilled that Jerry has not only incorporated the Helix into his instruction at WMA but also applied his expertise to develop applications that expand Helix utility for martial arts athletes in general. The name ‘Kung Fu’ means ‘Hark Work’ and Jerry’s efforts in this regard deservedly make him a Helix Fitness VIP. The following Snapshot video gives you a glimpse of his rigorous Helix workout.


The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

The Helix Recumbent, Demographics and Science

At the IHRSA 2017 Trade Show, Helix introduced its revolutionary Helix Recumbent, thereby also unveiling an entirely new category of fitness – Recumbent Lateral Training. This groundbreaking advance in fitness training focusses on two outcomes and one very large demographic: building lateral strength & increasing stability for everyone.

Many of you know Helix as the company that created the category of cardio machine-based lateral trainers and, if you’ve tried one, you understand that it’s a pretty cool product. By moving beyond linear forward-and-back motion to incorporate lateral, multi-plane movement, Helix training results in significantly greater muscle activation in about 2/3 of your body.

Because of this remarkable effectiveness at muscle activation, however, workouts on upright Helix models are inherently more intense than certain classes of users desire. For example, deconditioned users, users recovering from injury, seniors and even some mainstream gym members have found Helix training to be an intense, albeit low impact, workout.

Enter the Helix Recumbent Trainer, designed to provide smooth recumbent training that captures the signature Helix benefits of significantly greater lower-body muscle activation while providing users more control over pace, intensity and comfort.

LATERAL STRENGTH & ENHANCED STABILITY FOR EVERYONE
In simplified terms, the basic principle behind the Helix Recumbent is that more lower-body muscles need to be activated to increase lateral strength & stability. This has been accomplished by designing a recumbent cardio machine that, unlike all other recumbent options, provides lateral, multi-plane movement.

Lateral Strength Specifically, the Helix Recumbent effectively engages the Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Helix Recumbent User1Maximus, Vatsus Lateralis, and all quadrants of the Quadriceps. This glute engagement has multiple fitness impacts across essentially all demographics:

  • For all levels of athlete – backyard, high school, college and elite – it creates both linear/lateral power and speed
  • For average gym members, it provides superior training of the entire lower body at a greater metabolic cost (i.e., burns more calories) than other recumbent options plus, of course, it firms, strengthens & defines the entire lower body
  • For all populations, it contributes to stabilizing the knees, making it a no-impact alternative for rehab and senior clients

While the power, speed, cardio & metabolic benefits are highly correlated to those of the Helix upright machines, the potential contribution of the less-intensive Helix Recumbent during rehabilitation of lower body injuries is particularly promising. During early testing, one expert found that ACL rehab patients exhibited measurably more glute firing while using the Helix, even when at the lowest possible resistance. The medial glute plays a significant role in gait integrity when the knee is unstable.

This result is consistent with on-going studies involving the upright Helix. In one such instance a Helix associate, Dr. Cyd Charisse Williams, has developed an advanced rehab protocol for ACL reconstruction patients. She now has 37 case studies of athletes she has rehabbed returning to competition in as little as 3 months, without re-injury. She is now lecturing at universities and symposiums about this protocol.

Helix Recumbent User3Stability The muscle group providing the benefits listed above is also most responsible for providing lateral stability, i.e., the glutes. Stated differently, lateral strength in these muscles equals lateral stability, a benefit of particular importance to seniors who constitute the population most at-risk from falls and fall-related injuries. The Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University had these observations:

“An impaired ability to control postural balance stability in the lateral plane of motion appears to be particularly relevant to the problem of falling among older people. Moreover, falls often involve lateral body motion, and hip fractures occur most frequently in association with lateral falls.
“Further, atrophy of the gluteus medius is an independent risk factor for hip fractures resulting from falls. Specific attention to intervention strategies focused on the problem of lateral instability has not been forthcoming.”

Improving lateral stability is the single biggest factor in fall prevention, yet traditional cardio fitness modalities – recumbent or upright – do virtually nothing to enhance lateral stability.

In a defining study on the Helix Recumbent, deconditioned seniors went through a Side Step Study (testing strength & lateral stability to successfully execute a side step, thus reducing the risk of falling). In just 4 months of using the Helix, these seniors, ranging in age from 73 to 93, improved their power factor an average of 54%, with several showing improvements in excess of 100%!

THE BOTTOM LINE
The outcomes provided by the Helix Recumbent unquestionably break entirely new ground in the recumbent fitness market – but the most exciting aspect of this revolutionary machine is the breadth of user populations that will benefit. Truly revolutionary.

Solving the Booty Problem

Solving the ‘booty problem’ is a challenge – diets help reduce ‘non-booty’ bulk, weights help on the arms, crunches help with the mid-drift, but how can you effectively get at the REAL problem…your lower body?

This video shows you a series of takes from first-time users of the Helix Lateral Trainer – no filter, this is the real deal & their real reactions. THIS is the way you can effectively attack your ‘booty problem’.  And by the way, the cardio workout that comes with it will make you feel great all over so you can really enjoy that shapely booty!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & try a real booty workout today!


The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Makes Cardio Enjoyable

Have you ever heard the phrase, “it’s fun, it makes cardio enjoyable”? Probably not, since most folks view cardio as boring and a bit unpleasant. But when group fitness instructor Carolyn finished her first workout on the Helix Lateral Trainer, that’s how she described the experience.

“It’s a fun new piece of equipment that I’d definitely use…Right away I could feel my heart-rate picking up and I could definitely feel it in my quads, but it was also a really easy experience…it’s fun, it makes cardio enjoyable, it’s a break from your usual treadmill or elliptical…You’re getting a workout but it doesn’t feel like you’re putting a ton of effort in..”

The Helix is a revolutionary fitness machine that employs a side-to-side lateral motion that engages all your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner & outer thighs – plus your core. In addition to being a smooth, no-impact ride, it provides a workout experience that’s different from anything you’ve ever tried. In other words, it’s FUN and MAKES CARDIO ENJOYABLE!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – give it a test drive and enjoy some FUN CARDIO!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Feeling The Burn

Feeling the burn during a workout is a sure sign that you are actually giving your muscles a bigger workload than normal.  And when you start feeling the burn early in a workout, it’s a sure sign that you are activating muscles that normally don’t get any work.

Take fitness coach Lunden – who is already in great shape, by the way – as an example. After jumping on the Helix Lateral Trainer for a quick test-drive at a recent trade show, her response was, “To get moving in that frontal plane side-to-side is really a different feeling…I’m feeling the burn in glute muscles & hamstrings for sure…I want one of these!”

Unlike any other exercise machine on the market, the Helix Lateral Trainer employs a revolutionary side-to-side motion designed to engage your entire lower body – quads, glutes, inner & outer thighs.  And since nothing else ever works these muscles, guess what…a Helix workout is tough, strenuous, and filled with the pain that comes from activating and developing muscles.

From a woman’s perspective, the Helix attacks EXACTLY those areas that traditionally have been the biggest trouble spots.  For men it provides the single best cardio workout available, plus develops the core & lower body much faster than weights.  And all athletes receive the benefits of enhanced lateral strength and agility unavailable with any other machine.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – test drive a Helix & FEEL THE BURN – you’ll love it!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Targeting The Problem Areas

For most women, improved physical fitness revolves around targeting the problem areas.  And, for most women, the problem areas are all in the lower body. In this video, trade show attendee Kathy jumped on the Helix Lateral Trainer for a quick test drive and stated, “It’s an AWESOME machine…if you want to target your hips, buns, and thighs the Helix does it…it also targets the quads, hamstrings & calves, so it totally gets all the problem areas women have!”

The Helix is designed to engage, tone and shape the entire lower body – including all the gluteus muscles in addition to the quads and thighs.  From a woman’s perspective, it attacks EXACTLY those areas that traditionally have been the biggest trouble spots.  And for men it provides an unmatched cardio workout in less time than anything else available.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – targeting your problem areas…and it’s FUN!


The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

 

A Real Booty Workout

New Year’s resolutions are great – but whether it’s a simple ‘tone my butt’ or a more serious ‘dump the junk in my trunk’, it’s going to require a real booty workout. But that’s the problem – diets help on the bulk, weights help on the arms, crunches help with the mid-drift, but how can you get at the REAL problem…your lower body?

This video shows you a series of takes from first-time users of the Helix Lateral Trainer – no filter, this is the real deal & their real reactions. THIS is the way you keep your resolution. And by the way, the cardio workout will help you blossom so you can really enjoy that shapely booty!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & try a real booty workout today!


The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

My Glutes My Glutes

If one of your primary fitness targets is the lower body, you’ll probably pay attention when you hear someone on an exercise machine saying, My Glutes My Glutes to their trainer when asked where they feel it.  Such was the case with Dolly, a trade show attendee who jumped on a Helix Lateral Trainer and couldn’t say enough about the experience after a brief workout.

When asked for some comments about the Helix, Dolly came up with two memorable observations that we could probably build an ad campaign around: “Ladies, that thing really kicks your butt!” and “It’s a total body workout, ladies!”.  Dolly reaction mirrors that of essentially everyone who tries the Helix because it is designed to engage, tone and shape the entire lower body – including all the gluteus muscles in addition to the quads and thighs.  From a woman’s perspective, it attacks EXACTLY those areas that traditionally have been the biggest trouble spots.  And for men it quickly builds lower body strength & agility and provides an unmatched cardio workout in less time than anything else available.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – give the Helix a test drive and you’ll be hooked!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!