Mimics running motion without impact on lower limbs and will facilitate an easier return to running. However, it is expensive and bulky. Has a place for the athlete who has been advised not to run for a prolonged period, which can happen with stress fractures and after lower limb surgery.
A cross between a static Elliptical gym machine and a bike. No joint impact so ideal for maintaining running fitness – a great leg workout and requires good posture. See our extended video review at www.trailrunningmag.co.uk. Too pricy? Try aqua-jogging with lumbar support.
Impact-free running fitness for long-term injuries.
Great fun, brilliant exercise but hefty price tag.