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How Do Elliptical Machines Compare With Other Exercise Equipment?

The options for exercise equipment are quite overwhelming. It seems as though every month a “cutting-edge, must-have, fat-burning, muscle-toning” piece equipment hits the market, promising fast results. So what makes the elliptical machine stand above the rest?

The elliptical machine has so many advantages that can’t be found in other equipment. It is a high cardiovascular workout with extremely low impact to your joints and body. No other exercise equipment offer such a low impact workout, protecting the body from more injury due to arthritis, ankle, knee, hip or back problems. It also can exercise both your upper and lower body at the same time.

Elliptical machines combine the natural movement of a treadmill with the simple ease-of-use of a stair climber. Because you stand straight in a natural position, your back does not have the unwanted stress from pulling when using a rowing machine, or leaning over with some bicycles.

Check out these comparisons

Elliptical vs Treadmill – This is probably one of the most compared pieces of equipment. The elliptical wins out. With the ease of use using the elliptical machine, you are actually burning more calories and fat in less time and with less of a feeling of exertion that you would with a treadmill. You are actually exercising harder than you perceive. This can be more encouraging because you are seeing results that keep you motivated to stick with your workout program. While running on a treadmill is a little less jarring than running on pavement, there is still a very high impact that can easily injure your joints. One of the best benefits of the elliptical is it’s very low impact. Also elliptical machines have the moveable upper handles that allow you to exercise both your upper and lower body at the same time.

Elliptical vs Exercise Bike – The Elliptical is a weight-bearing exercise while the stationary bicycle is not. Weight-bearing exercises are important to increase bone density and prevent the onset of osteoporosis.

Elliptical vs Running – Running isn’t a piece of equipment for comparison, but since it is many people’s go-to cardiovascular exercise we wanted to examine this comparison as well. Every step that you take jogging or running jolts your body. It is suggested that runners impact their body up to 2.5 times their body weight. No matter your size, this is a lot of pressure that affects the joints in your legs and your lower back. As stated above, the low-impact, high results of the elliptical is one of the best selling points. If you use the machine correctly, you are protecting your body from injury.

New reports provide insight into global elliptical market

The good news is that you can easily meet the CDC's exercise recommendations by investing in an elliptical. Also known as a cross-trainer, an elliptical is a stationary exercise machine that combines elements of walking, stair climbing and running.

Published:  Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:32:00 GMT

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This ostrich-inspired robo mechanism created by researchers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is pretty darn cool in its own way, too - thanks to its minimalist running mechanism. Based on the kind of elliptical trainer mechanism ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Cardio Machine Company Sees an Increase in Elliptical Machine Sales

(MENAFN Editorial) A great many people in todays day and age have started to take care of their health. Those who cant afford to take out time from their routine to go to the gym have decided to buy cardio machines and place them in their respective homes.

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:20:00 GMT

It took carbon fiber-and spy work-to get Paralympic skiers better gear

In the more classic form, they keep their skis parallel, and cruise that way, like being on a snowy elliptical machine. Not all members of the Paralympic Nordic team use sit-skis-two visually-impaired athletes ski with a guide in front of them ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:59:00 GMT

The Best Home Exercise Equipment for People Over 50

Aging knees are the main source of this discomfort. An elliptical machine is a great choice if you want a vigorous aerobic workout without stressing your knees. Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, writes ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:59:00 GMT

A Week In Arlington, VA, On An $81,600 Salary

If I sit on the couch, I'm never getting up again. I do 30 minutes on the elliptical machine in my building while listening to the Modern Love podcast. I round out my workout with squats and a few upper-body and ab exercises. After, I cook the meats I ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:09:00 GMT

The Best Ellipticals and Step Machines on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we'd like to, we can't try everything. Which is why we have People's Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that's four-to ...

Published:  Wed, 27 Dec 2017 03:42:26 GMT

Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women

So I wore sweatpants. I got on the elliptical. A few women gave me funny looks. Maybe they felt sorry for me, or maybe they were concerned that my loose pants were going to get tangled in the machine's gears. Men didn't look at me at all. At this ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:53:00 GMT


"Isn't that what bands do Write songs and then put them out" The whole thing got John thinking about why the band seemed to be stuck on a musical elliptical machine from hell and more importantly, about how to get off of it. Second, John found his dad's ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:00:00 GMT

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