The upper body ergometer is gaining importance for the training and therapy. Used as a cardio device, it is being used for a focused stamina workout of the upper extremities. The drive units can be easily adjusted via a gas spring support. It can be adjusted for the seated or standing training. The platform is only 5 mm high and can therefore easily be accessed by wheelchairs, the seat can be removed completely. The optional length adjustable crank arms can be put into a synchronous mode in order to simulate a handibike use.