MaxiClimber, a great fitness device for Virtual Reality
General information about the MaxiClimber
The MaxiClimber or Vertical Climber is a device that imitates climbing movement. A cardio and full body strength training, it combines cardio training and aerobic activities with strength training. The vertical movement of the body also uses muscles that might otherwise not be used as often. Climbing is a natural human movement, more so in the past than it is today.
A fitness machine with high calorie consumption
The training saves time. A fast full body workout for maximum efficiency. Using a MaxiClimber makes training more efficient and the main muscle groups are trained at the same time. It increases the metabolism and consumes a lot of calories. Quick successes are noticeable.
It increases VO2 max and is good for burning calories. A 30-minutes workout burns between 300 and 800 calories. Different types of training can be implemented. A more oriented strength training or more in the cardio area.
A joint-gentle training
The exercise has little effect on the body. You can choose your own speed and intensity. It can be stopped at any time without any kickback or resistance from the device. The Vertical Climber is good for people with joint or back problems and is very low-impact.
One device for everyone and everything
Warming up and cooling down can be done on the same device. Just start with lighter movements and stop.
It is also well suited for beginners. After a short time, the movements are familiar and physical successes are soon visible.
Efficient full body training
It trains your back, shoulders, arms, legs, buttocks and body stability. Offers the possibility to train cardio and strength training combined, supports to burn calories and fat even after cooling down.
The Verical Climber is an inexpensive device that can be used at home. It can be folded up for storage and is not difficult to transport or move. The most famous brand is probably the MaxiClimber.
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Vertical climber in the virtual world
The Vertical Climber has been around since the 80s, but of course in 2021 it will be used for Virtual Reality Fitness. For example with our XR Cardio Units it is very suitable.
It’s a strenuous and efficient workout and can be well done at home or in the fitness center. The movements for a change of direction can be implemented well, since they can be stopped spontaneously. It is recommended to stop and then change direction.
Fun in an elevated position
It’s fun because the position is elevated. Light movements for long distances and powerful movements can be implemented. For example, for a sprint to catch up with a spider at the Energy Protector or to flee from the monster.
It’s fun to change direction, on the elevated position the view and overview is good and it is easy to lean into the curve. It is essential to test beforehand how far you can lean to the side and always be aware of it.
Tipping over can be dangerous for people and equipment. The MaxiClimber can be fixed for safety. But normally, it’s standing is good enough.
Good position tracking
Tracking works fine and the controllers are out of the way. The controllers can be attached comfortably on the wrists and also work well when you change your grip.
It works well with all VR headsets, of course the Oculus Quest is ideal, as the MaxiClimber can be set up anywhere.
Our available cardio units
Energy Protector: There are spiders that gnaw at the borders and steal energy. When they have enough energy they jump away and the energy is lost.
You have to touch them to steal the energy back, before they jump away. You have charged this energy and you need to bring it to the center. There is a flying monster chasing you. If it bites you, you lose the charged energy.
Here is a video of a workout with the XR Unit Energy Protector:
A-Catapulto: You are on a catapult. All around are towers that are attacked by creatures and you have to hit them with the catapult. The movements on the MaxiClimber cock the catapult.
Here is a video of a training session with the XR Unit A-Catapulto:
If you have a VR headset and a MaxiClimber or another fitness device, then try it out yourself. It’s free with no installation. Runs directly in the browser.