CrossFit stars put SPARC through its paces

The new Cybex SPARC landed in the UK this month and CrossFit stars Steven Fawcett and Sam Briggs were amongst the first to try it out.

One of the first SPARCs to arrive in the UK made its way up to CrossFit JST Wigan earlier this month, where top female British CrossFitters including 2013 CrossFit Games Champion Sam Briggs were taking part in an elite British training camp. Whilst there, they got to try out the SPARC for themselves.

Using the SPARC for the first time, Sam Briggs commented: “I could definitely feel good posterior chain engagement, similar to the movement required when pulling a sled - it’s perfect for conditioning sessions.”

Steven Fawcett, owner of CrossFit JST and CrossFit Open (Europe) Champion 2015, was one of many who also praised SPARC and commented on its activation of the quads, glutes and hamstrings in particular.

Click here to check out the video and see the guys in action.

New to the UK, SPARC has evolved from Cybex’s revolutionary Arc Trainer and its patented Arc motion. As a self-powered resisted cardio machine, SPARC trains for fat loss, and increased muscle, strength and power.

Designed for high intensity interval training and circuit workouts, it's biomechanically engineered design means it is gentler on knee joints than traditional cross trainers and ellipticals, encouraging users to work harder by minimising their perceived exertion. 

SPARC’s intuitive settings and design also make it easy to use and as its self-powered and cord free, the SPARC can go anywhere in a training facility. 

Click here for more information on the best equipment for HIIT: SPARC.

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