The Precor EFX 5.19 is one of Precor’s elliptical trainers for the home user. With patented designs that no other elliptical company can offer, Precor is known for quality gym equipment that mimics real life motions that we make. Additionally, Precor offers a number of ergonomic features, such as a console for books, water, or anything else that you might need to keep handy. The Precor EFX 5.19 comes with a host of extras you can add on, like a storage space that is integrated so you can keep magazines, books or music there, and a wireless heart rate transmitter.
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When you are training on an elliptical, being able to adjust the resistance becomes a critical component of an effective workout. You don’t want to take it so easy that the workout isn’t working, but you want to be able lower the magnitude of the workout if things get too tiring. The Precor EFX 5.19 home elliptical features an impressive twenty different resistance levels which you can adjust accordingly to kick up your workout, or lower the intensity.
The Precor EFX 5.19 features an LED display that will show you a number of figures and calculations about your workout. It will show you your current profile, the amount of calories you have burned, scan, number of strides, the rate of strides per minute, the amount of time you have spent on the equipment, watts, and your resistance level.
The Precor EFX 5.19 elliptical comes equipped with four different workouts that are pre-programmed. These include the manual workout, the hill climb workout, a workout for weight loss, and a workout centered around heart rate control. While some professionals lament the fact that there are not more pre-programmed workouts, this should be a satisfactory amount for home users.
Professional trainers advise taking particular measures to ramp up an elliptical workout, like adjusting the incline. Not all ellipticals will allow you to do this. The Precor EFX 5.19 allows you to adjust the incline by twenty degrees. This means that you can increase the intensity of your elliptical workout and as a result, workout in a shorter amount of time.
The length of the stride is also an important component of ellipticals, and the Precor EFX 5.19 features a long one – its twenty inch stride will allow most people of any size, from taller to shorter to be able to utilize a full range of motion. Please note that although this is a benefit, it adds to the size of the machine.
This elliptical comes with a ten year warranty on its parts, and an additional lifetime guarantee on the steel frame, adding comfort and security to the checklist of benefits it brings to the table for the home user. You can rest easy knowing that you will be covered for the next decade.
Price and Value
The Precor EFX 5.19 is a bit on the pricier side, at $2799 MSRP. However, you can acquire the elliptical used if this is an issue for you. Although it offers a decent value, many users and trainers agree that for this price tag, there should be more than just four pre-programmed workouts. However, the guarantee, levels of resistance and adjustable incline add to its value, balancing this issue out. Check out the Precor if quality is your main goal: they are known as one of the most dependable brands on the market. All in all, the Precor EFX 5.19 is a little pricy, but will deliver a good value for the serious user.