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Precor AMT: The Ultimate Home Cardio Machine

Brian's Precor AMT

Precor AMT — Adaptive Motion Trainer

Price Range: From $7,000 to $15,000 New.

Lots of used and reconditioned models available for much less. 

Cardio — The Best of the Best — Precor AMT

I am a huge believer in Precor’s line of products.

I bought my EFX elliptical from Precor about 12 years ago and it sill works great. A couple of years ago, I took a deep plunge and treated my wife and I to the Precor AMT.  

That’s not us in the picture below. We only own one AMT. The photo shows a current model AMT with a long, running stride demonstrated on the left and a shorter, stepper stride on the right.
AMT

Precor AMT the ultimate in zero impact cardio training. This machine is nothing short of amazing. The AMT — Adaptive Motion Trainer — is an amazing piece of design and engineering.

It actually adapts to your motion as you run/step/stride along. No buttons to push, the machine adapts to you and the console readout is powered by your motion, not an electric plug.

If you have bad knees like me, this feels like a dream. ZERO PAIN to the joints. Kind of like running on air.

This is our Precor AMT in my basement gym. Our Precor elliptical is in the background.

My wife is 5’2″ and I’m 6’4″ and we both use it comfortably. Amazing machine. Not cheap, but worth everypenny in my opinion. 

The AMT intuitively responds to users’ natural motion, allowing them to adapt their stride length for a comprehensive cardio workout – all without so much as the push of a button. 

Naturally adapt stride length without the need to control settings. From zero to 36 inches (91 cm), to match the desired workout for each unique user. You can run, step or stride.

This machine is, in my opinion, the best of the best. Precor is a great brand and this is the ultimate expression of their design and engineering genius.

Here is a nice video by Precor that shows the AMT in action.

Some highlights from Precor on the AMT:

  • Naturally adapt stride length from 0 to 36 inches.
  • Open Stride technology allows users to adapt stride height from 6.8 inches to 10 inches.
  • Visualize stride length changes in real-time 
  • Dial to target muscle groups 20 resistance levels (20-375 Watts).
  • Heart Rate sensors located on fixed handlebars or use the telemetry function with a chest strap.
  • Dual Action provides both upper and lower body workouts
  • Readouts: Heart Rate: Current, Average, Max, Target; Distance: Total, Remaining, Target; Calories: Total Burned, Calories/Min, Calories/Hour; Time: Target, Elapsed, Remaining, In-Zone; Strides: Per Min, Avg, Total; Mets; Watts
  • Equipment dimensions: Length 80 inches, Width 35 inches, Height 73 inches. Weight: 422 lbs. Maximum user weight 514 lbs
  • 10-year warranty on parts (mechanical and electronic). 1-year warranty on labor. Lifetime warranty on frame and welds

The Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer is not a cheap item. But, in my case, I can’t put a price on my life. Especially as the years advance, it’s a great gift to give yourself or someone you love.

If you have any questions about my experience with the AMT or Precor products in general, please feel free to leave a comment or drop me a note at Bri@BoomerMuscle.com. I’ll be glad to get back with you.

The links above will take you to Amazon. 

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Brian Patterson

I'm a 40 veteran of the corporate world settling into a new role with this website. I want to help other Baby Boomers and people over 40 learn how they can build muscle and reverse the negative effects of aging on their bodies. We're entering the second half of life and if we do something now we can walk tall into our golden years, rather than hunched over and in pain.

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