Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Precor EFX 5.17i Elliptical Adjustable Incline Cross Trainer | Low-Impact Resistance Home Exercise Machine for Legs & Lower Body

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precor517i ellipticalThe EFX 5.17i is Precor's entry level elliptical cross-trainer among those that incorporate their innovative CrossRamp technology. Although priced at the low end of the Precor spectrum, this is an expensive piece equipment. It should be considered by those ready to make a true investment in a brand with a reputation as one of the best elliptical manufacturers.

We've talked extensively about the benefits of elliptical trainers over treadmills and exercise bikes -- fluid, low-impact cardiovascular exercise that yields significantly more lower-body activity and results. The Precor models take these benefits to another level.

The EFX 5.71i's 19" stride length delivers an extremely comfortable and natural motion with virtually none of the wobbly, unstable feelings you may encounter with lower end elliptical trainers.

The 5.17i CrossRamp angle adjusts from 12 to 25 degrees, varying elliptical path incline and allowing you to isolate specific lower body muscles: glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves, or work all major lower body muscle groups at once.

precor 517i_1 elliptcal consoleThe sophisticated LED display includes keystroke sequencing and multiple feedback options with accompanying graphics. There are 4 programs:  weight loss, heart rate, gluteal and manual,  and 20 resistance levels to help keep your workouts challenging and diverse.

The primary downside to the EFX 5.17i is the lack of moving handlebars to incorporate an upper body workout. Instead, it's outfitted with stationary ergonomically correct extended handrails that are appropriate for users of a wide range of heights.

There's also no heart rate monitoring on this model but it is compatible with optional add-on chest-strap monitors.

Precor has built its reputation on reliability under heavy use, limiting the need for repairs and a smooth, comfortable workout experience that you don't usually find outside of a professional gym.

Precor EFX 5.17i Adjustable Ramp Elliptical Product Details

  • Health club quality elliptical crosstrainer
  • Adjustable CrossRamp technology adjustable from 12 to 25 degrees
  • Membrane console with large LED displays and multiple feedback options
  • 4 programs and 20 resistance levels
  • 19 inch stride length
  • Ergonomically correct handrails
  • Powder-coated steel frame
  • Measures 30" x 63" x 75" and weighs 197 lbs

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One Response to “Precor EFX 5.17i Elliptical Adjustable Incline Cross Trainer | Low-Impact Resistance Home Exercise Machine for Legs & Lower Body”
  1. Dave says:

    I love this precor machine. There is an ellipitical in my local gym and I usually hit that most workout sessions. There’s a precor 9.31 treadmill too that I like, but I don’t get as much of a buzz using it. They make some good equipment though.

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