In my continuous quest for the perfect body ( stop sniggering at the back ) I have come across a new piece of equipment ( Im warning you laddie ) called an "Ascent Trainer" After my gym was refurbished a couple of months ago I assumed that one of the new machines was a fancy elliptical trainer and thought nothing more of it. But it turns out that it is a cross between an elliptical trainer and one of those stepper things. Instead of the footplates being connected to a wheel at one end and some sort of crank at the other, these new ones are connected to a wheel at the front and two moving arms at the rear. This means if the arms move backwards or up (not sure which yet ) then the angle of incline is increased. The machine is supposed to give a workout similar to running up a hill or long flights of stairs, with particular attention to the thighs and arse. Has anyone else used one of these machines ? I used one 3 times last week and could just mange to walk back to my car.