Proper Form and Muscle Activation
It is important to make sure that your spine is at a 75-degree angle and your torso is parallel to the uprights. Spinal alignment should be kept in a neutral position, and your chest should remain open with your shoulders pinched down and back to avoid hunching and to reinforce good posture. Your feet should be placed in the center of the pedal and secured with the footstrap. Knees should remain in line with the ankles. Your lower body should remain in a squat position, sitting back into your glutes and quads. Ensure there is no rounding or arching of the back. The deeper you sit back into the squat, the more muscle activation you will feel.
Handlebar Position and Adjustments
In order to adjust the handlebars to your height, place both feet on the pedals and stand up straight, leveling your feet out with one another. Grab the handles to stabilize yourself and take a look at the ten vertical handlebar settings (1-10) on the left and right uprights of your CLMBR. The handlebars move up or down and should be adjusted to shoulder height or slightly below for the most comfortable climb. To move the handle bars up or down, pull the lever and slide the handle bars to your desired height. Push the lever down to secure the setting. Correct handlebar positioning ensures you are getting proper range of motion and maintaining good form.
Foot and Pedal Adjustments
Foot straps are optional but increase security and stability on your CLMBR. Should you choose to use them, place your foot onto the middle of the pedal and secure the strap across the widest part of your shoe. Adjust the strap so you can fit one or two fingers in between the strap and your shoe to maintain blood flow - the footstrap should never be completely flush or tight against your foot. Screen Adjustments
CLMBR Connected has a 21.5” touch screen. The screen display integrates with the machine for improved user functionality and usability. The display tilts forward up to 15 degrees for optimal viewing angles during "off machine" exercise and floor-based workouts.
Adjusting the Volume
One of the many benefits of CLMBR is the immersive experience. There are two ways to adjust the volume on your CLMBR to your preference: the volume button on the right side of the tablet or the volume button on the CLMBR screen.
Dip Bar Functions
The bars on either side of the CLMBR are to be used for upper body dips which contribute to the full body workout. Whether used during a bootcamp class or used as a quick arm workout, the dip bars ensure muscle activation.