I am a female novice rider. I bought an X-trainer earlier in the year and am still trying to figure everything out. One of the key points I have read is body position. There is a lot of information on the topic but I wonder if gender and size of rider might influence things as well. Females typically have a lower centre of gravity then males and I am on the shorter end of the scale in terms of height (5'3"). I have been having issues with not enough traction going up hill and deflection.