The beauty of this equipment is it won’t hurt your knees, back or arms during or after your workout as long as you’re using the equipment properly. If you’re not looking to build big muscles and just want to get lean without complication then this is probably the machine for you. Most of these trainers give you the ability adjust the tension so to give your legs and arms the desirable workout.
Fat Burning & Losing Weight
Elliptical Machines are considered an excellent cardio workout because when you get both your arms and legs moving with resistance this will help elevate your hate high enough to burn fat calories. Most of these machines come with set programs that you can follow or you can just set your own pace.
Weight Bearing Exercise
Elliptical Trainers are considered a weight bearing exercise like Walking, Jogging, Weight Lifting and Treadmills but because there is actually no impact you won’t get the same side effects like strains on your joints and ligaments. Weight bearing exercises will build better bone density and burn more calories then non-weight exercises like Exercise Bikes, Swimming and Cycling. This is why Elliptical Cross Trainers have become so popular with all types of age groups.
How to Ride the Elliptical
When you get on the elliptical machine both of your feet should be on the pedals and stay there during your entire exercise. Then all you do is hold on the handlebars and pedal forward (or backwards) under your own power. The right handlebar will work in conjunction with the right foot pedal and left handlebar with the left foot pedal. You can adjust the tension for the desirable resistance. What makes this exercise different from the Treadmill is that your feet never touch the ground making this low impact. Remember if you want that upper body workout you have to buy machines that have handlebars that move with the foot pedals.
Upper and Lower Body Workout
Total Body Exercise involves more muscle mass in an aerobic exercise activity. For the average person, the larger the muscle mass involved in exercise, the more effective that exercise is for improving fat mobilization, burning calories and building muscle endurance in an efficient period of time, and at a reduced perceived rate of exertion. The upper and lower body workout of a trainer utilizes the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, chest, back, triceps and biceps.
The low impact, intensive cardiovascular workout of an elliptical trainer is achieved through smooth and natural motion. The fluid, non-jarring motion makes the elliptical trainer ideal for anyone with back, knee, hips and joint problems. The dual action machines utilize both the legs and arm in providing a full upper and lower body workout.
Motion studies over the last decade show that the human foot moves through an elliptical pattern as we walk, run or jog. Fitness products that imitate and support this motion are the fastest growing new category of cardiovascular equipment.
With scarce time, a major factor in people's daily lives, total body exercise can be truly beneficial. A total body exercise machine meets three goals that are most desired - weight loss, time efficiency, and motivation.
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