So, it’s official. I’ve tried both the Precor AMT and the Cybex Arc Trainer. Of the two, the AMT wins, hands down. Here’s why:
The Arc trainer has this weird, narrow range of motion, feeling a lot like you’re doing “high stepping” moreso than elliptical training or any other traditional motion. My hamstrings informed me this machine will get me into fabulous shape, provided that I survive the experience. After 10 minutes of do or die, I decided to take the plunge and go back to the more enjoyable AMT. I will say that the Arc is very commonly busy at my gym, so obviously it works great for someone, just not for me.