Research

The Cybex Research Institute is the research arm of Cybex International. Its primary responsibility is to investigate both future concepts and existing products to ensure designs are optimized to produce the desired results. Working relationships with exercise research oriented universities around the country expand our research capability and, as a manufacturer, we have the unique ability to immediately put that knowledge to work.

New Research

UMass Lowell

Arm Use and Posture Alter Metabolic Cost During Non-Impact Cardiovascular Cross Training At A Constant Machine Workload

Many popular exercise devices display a 'calorie burned' number to inform users about the intensity of a workout. This number is an estimate based on the machine’s settings (resistance, incline, speed), and does not take into account how the user is interacting with the device.
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Strength, Balance and Stability: The effects of moderate intensity resistance exercise on the 40+ age group

An independent study conducted by Coventry University.
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Patellofemoral Joint Forces Between Two Non-impact Cardio Machines

A study conducted independently by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.
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Strength Gains From a Partially Supported Vs. Free Standing Position Using a Cable Resistance Machine

An independent research study – Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
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Arc Trainer Research

Relative Exercise Intensity, Heart Rate, Oxygen Consumption and Caloric Expenditure when Exercising on Various Non-impact Cardio Trainers

An independent research study - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
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The Use of a Cardio Work Index to Determine the Effectiveness of High Intensity Interval Exercise on Three Lower Body Machines

An independent research study which develops a cardio efficiency index to evaluate aerobic exercise machines.
By Scott Moody, Centers for Athletic Performance, Overland Park, KS

The Use of a Non-Impact Exercise Device to Return a Professional Athlete to Playing Condition Following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: A Case Study

An offseason training program, using the Cybex Arc Trainer, to return a previously injured athlete to top playing condition.
By Jeremy Boone, Athlete by Design, Charlotte, NC

The Effects of High-Intensity Training on the Cybex Arc Trainer on Muscular Endurance and Work Capacity

An independent research study examining muscular strength, endurance, and work capacity after training at high intensity on the Cybex Arc Trainer.
By Scott Moody, Centers for Athletic Performance, Overland Park, KS
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The Effects of High-Intensity Training on the Cybex Arc Trainer on Functional Capacity in Moderately Fit Adult Men

An independent research study looking at high intensity exercise on the Cybex Arc Trainer, and its effect on lower body function.
By Scott Moody, Centers for Athletic Performance, Overland Park, KS
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ARC v Elliptical; Metabolic Costs and Perceived Discomfort

An independent research study (publication pending) conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte compared the physiological, metabolic costs, and perceived effort between the Cybex Arc Trainer and a popular elliptical trainer.
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Arc Trainers Vs. Elliptical Study

An independent research study conducted by the Florida Atlantic University evaluates the biomechanical differences between two different cross trainers (Arc Trainer and elliptical). Find out how low impact does not mean low stress.



Treadmill Research

The Science Behind Cybex Treadmills

At Cybex we’ve conducted extensive research into the science of running, leading to the development of the Intelligent Suspension System (IS3). Read how deck design can make the difference between a comfortable work out, or a stressful one.



Bravo Research

Effect of Horizontal Support on Abdominal Muscle Activation and Load During a Vertical Chest Press Exercise on a Dual Adjustable Pulley Apparatus

An independent research study - Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA



General Exercise Science Research

The Advantages of High Intensity Training

Aerobic high-intensity intervals improve VO2max more than moderate training.