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Getting the Best Workout With Your Elliptical Machine

Many people know the tremendous benefits of using an elliptical machine. It's one of the best pieces of exercise equipment for potential aerobic workout, muscle tone and weight loss, all in a short amount of time. You can receive all these benefits on a low impact machine that protects your body from old and new injuries. However, no matter how good the equipment is, if not used properly, you will not receive any of these benefits.

The most important thing to remember to maximize your workout using an elliptical machine is to watch your form. You need to keep your shoulders back, your head straight, and your abdominal muscles engaged. You should look forward and not down at your feet. Since you're in a natural position, there should be no back pain as you are not leaning forward and reaching for anything.

When starting out for the first time on an elliptical trainer, be careful as you climb on and off the machine, as the pedals have no resistance to your weight. If you are newer to using the machine, it might take a brief moment to get used to the movement. Take some time to understand your machine and the different resistance and workout options. The higher resistance, the harder your legs work. It's like shifting to a higher gear on your bicycle. Also be aware that you can either pedal forward or backwards - each way works different muscles, so it's good to switch your direction either in the same workout, or do all one workout forward and the next backwards. Your first few times you will want a moderate workout for 15-20 minutes, as your body gets used to the machine and you are conscious of your form.

One problem many people encounter using elliptical machines is called the sleepy foot syndrome. Your feet will start to feel numb because that have been flat and motionless for a long period of time. A simple solution is to move your feet every so often while working out on the elliptical machine.

Once you're confident of your ability on the machine, find workouts that work for your needs. Most elliptical machines are full of preloaded workouts. You can choose fat burning, cardio, resistance and many more. Make sure you mix up your workouts, so your body does not get used to the same thing. Changing it up will maximize your potential for better results.

The elliptical machine is an excellent piece of exercise equipment. Once you spend some time getting to know the machine and how to make it work for you, you'll be able to maximize your workout experience.

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Published:  Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:40:00 GMT



Best Cross Trainer/Elliptical Machine Reviews 2017

This machine comes with an impressive 5 year warranty on the frame, with 90 days on parts and labor. SOLE E95 - One of the elliptical machines considered to be highly recommended for home use. According to the reviews stated by the customers who used ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:37:00 GMT



The Clubhouse: Renovated room creates space for sports, homework

The Clubhouse as the Davis kids have dubbed it, features an athletic section with a basketball goal, pull up bars, elliptical machines, a wrestling mat, climbing rope and a climbing pegboard; a lounge area for movies or television, a custom study area and ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:15:00 GMT



Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street

Secure elevators are operated by guests' key cards. Club Quarters, Wall Street also provides laundry facilities and a fitness center equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bicycles, and free weights. The Bailey Pub & Brasserie - Club ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:40:00 GMT



Helena-West Helena Prepares to Open Special Needs Playground

Freeman Playground also has two outdoor elliptical machines to encourage parents, grandparents, and family members to join their children at the playground and stay active. "Freeman Playground provides children and families of all ability levels with a ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:06:00 GMT



Sylvia Hatchell Funds Fitness For UNC Cancer Patients

All the money from her blueberry patch in the mountains went to setting up the bright new spaces, which she decorated with motivational quotes and uplifting images of beaches and berries in addition to the donated elliptical machines, free weights and fans.

Published:  Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:42:00 GMT



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Of course, you can add high-end physical therapy equipment such as weight machines, foam mats, exercise bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills, and computerized physical therapy equipment as your PT department develops and expands. Sales of rehab equipment ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:29:00 GMT



Best New Elliptical Machines for Every Fitness Level

If you've never shopped for an elliptical or it's been a few years, you'll find that quite a bit has changed. At their core, most elliptical machines still deliver on the central promise of providing a full body workout, but what that workout entails ...

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It nearly killed him, but Chesapeake man warns others to heed signs of an impending heart attack

Since nearly dying, Amoss said he's made significant changes to his lifestyle. He goes to rehab three times each week and uses the treadmill and elliptical machines there. He's also changed his eating habits, now examining nutrition labels, and he vows ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:47:00 GMT



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