Independent Clinical Research Studies

Helix Recumbent Lateral Trainers

Northwestern University Study – Treadmill vs Helix Recumbent

Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

The purpose of this was study was to examine the relative benefits of two modalities used for cardiovascular training with respect to hip adduction, knee flexion, medial glute activation and hip flexion. Test subjects walked on a motorized commercial treadmill or used a Helix Recumbent Lateral Trainer HR3500

SciFit Side Step Study – Before/After Helix Recumbent

SCIFIT Testing Laboratory
SCIFIT Systems, Inc.
Tulsa, OK

A Side Step Test (SST) is a simple fitness measuring agility in test subjects, conducted over one minute. In this test, 18 male and female test subjects performed side step tests to get a baseline of their performance. They then conducted workouts on a recumbent lateral trainer under the supervision of a physical therapist.  Three weeks later, 15 of the original test subjects re-took the side step study to measure their progress.

Helix Upright Lateral Trainers

University of Tampa Study – Helix vs Elliptical

The Human Performance Research Lab
The University of Tampa
Tampa, FL

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of two competing cardiovascular training machines, the Helix Lateral Trainer and the Precor EFX Elliptical Rider, on heart rate attainment and skeletal muscle activation during comparable aerobic activity.

High Point University Study – Helix vs Lateral Elliptical

Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory
Congdon School of Health
High Point University
High Point, NC

The purpose of this study was to examine the relative impact on hip flexion, hip abduction/adduction and knee rotation using three commercially available lateral cardio trainers.  The trainers used were the Octane Lateral X Elliptical, the Helix 3500 Lateral Trainer and the  Helix Lateral Trainer 3-D.