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Pete Navarro
On Feb 28, 2012
"The pulley system on the hybrid equipment (War Machine®) also adds the very important component of Dynamic Stabilization. DS is the muscle's ability to hold a body segment or joint in place as well as in it's proper plane during an unstable situation (throwing, jumping, landing, acceleration and deceleration). In my 20+yrs as a Physical Therapist, Sports Conditioning Specialist and Certified Senior Strength Trainer, I found that DS is as important if not more than brute strength when it comes to the athlete. The stability of a limb/joint is key to injury prevention but as we all know, most exercise machines work on a single plane (Leg extension, squat racks, bench..etc). Though the machines add a sense of safety to the athlete, it lacks a key ingredient: MIMICKING THE SPORT OF THE ATHLETE. I can't expect a high jumper to jump higher by just his ability to kick out 150 lb. leg extensions 10 times. It's not the same! The War Machine®, I found, can mimic many if not most movement's when the sport is "broken down" into it's primary components due to it's ability to rotate. So for example, if I want my high jumper to increase his ability to jump I will incorporate a single leg squat jump (off the plant leg) w/ ERS (Extension, Rotation, Side Bending) motion while holding on the War Machine® handles. Therefore, you are working on "safety" by training the athlete's proprioception as well as his power, strength and Dynamic Stability. It's an indispensable part of my rehabilitation and training program. I have you guys to thank for it. Keep up the good work and thanks for letting me tout your War Machine®."
Pete Navarro
On Feb 28, 2012
As a Physical Therapist and Sports Conditioning Specialist, the War Machine has been an integral part of my rehab as well as strength and conditioning protocols. I've been using the WAR MACHINE (or CrossCore 180) for about 2 1/2 yrs now and the variety of exercises are endless....your only limitation is your imagination.
Damian Mlakar
On Feb 28, 2012
Extreamly useful fitness product. The most multifunctional I have ever seen. As a gym owner, it is the best cost benefit tool I ever bought. And as a personal trainer I use it with clients alone or in combination with other equipment, but it is a must in evry workout with me. It is always useful to work on stability, balance and strenght of spine and joints. In our facility it is used by total beginners, seniors to profesinal athlets.
And about quality, I never need to wory about going something wrong, becouse materials used in Crosscore are highest quality and it will defenitly last for long time.
All 4 thumbs up for crosscore.
Amy Harper
On Feb 28, 2012
AWESOME product!!! Highly recommended if you want to get fitter, stronger, leaner & be challenged!!!
Nancy Korf
On Feb 28, 2012
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I've used the Crosscore War Machine (aka the Crosscore 180) for almost a year. I'd been teaching small-group TRX classes since early 2009 so I was already a big fan of suspension and bodyweight training. The pulley action of the Crosscore intrigued me right away, so I bought one and tried it out in my classes.

Things that we noticed right away were that:

(a) If you put the pin in the pulley to reduce the pulley's movement, you basically have a TRX. This is good for people who are transitioning from the TRX to the Crosscore or have never used either and need to start with a little more stability.

(b) Once you pull the pin on the pulley of the Crosscore and allow the pulley to rotate freely, it's a whole new ballgame! Even the exercises that are so familiar with the old TRX are more challenging with the Crosscore because you have to push/pull evenly with both sides of your body evenly or you'll sway to one side - instant feedback! Just stabilizing against rotation is a challenge.

(c) Unilateral exercise and assessment. The pulley of the Crosscore makes unilateral exercise simple to teach/do. Once I place a client's feet, I can have them do reps R, L, R, L, R, L on an exercise and any imbalances they have become apparent immediately if they sail through one arm and then struggle on the other arm. That makes the Crosscore a fantastic tool for assessment.

(d) More versatile. I can do anything with my Crosscores that I did with my TRX's. PLUS, the Crosscore converts to a cable machine by hooking a kettlebell to one end and pulling on the other handle. More options, instantly.

Within two months of purchasing my first War Machine, I purchased five more, fully replacing my TRXs. Neither I nor my clients have ever looked back.

Founder Brendan and his team are top-notch.
Eddie Mnoian
On Feb 28, 2012
Great product. Use it 3 days a week in my garage with better results than I ever got pushing around weights in the gym. It actually made me more atheletic on the basketball court as well.

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