Thursday, June 3, 2010

Elliptical Exercise Machines - Why is it so POPULAR???

Elliptical exercise machines are without a doubt the most popular "new" type of fitness equipment on the market. They've only been around a few years but they've caught on big time! In fact, as of 2004, over 10 million Americans use elliptical machines on a regular basis!

And for good reason: they provide many of the fitness, cardiovascular, and weight loss benefits of treadmills without the 'wear and tear' associated with running. Anyone who wants to get in shape without damaging their joints - especially those in the hips, knees, and ankles - should seriously consider using an elliptical exercise machine for their cardio workouts.

Here are the major benefits of elliptical exercise machines:

◦No-Impact: Much safer workouts protect joints, muscles, ligaments, etc.

◦Time Efficient Workouts: The combination of upper and lower body movement lets you get more results in less time

◦Weight Bearing Exercise: Builds bone density and burns calories more efficiently than cycling or rowing.

◦Passive Motion/Increased Safety: Elliptical exercise machines stop when you stop, unlike treadmills

◦Lower Power Usage: Ellipticals use less electricity to operate than treadmills (= $$ savings)

◦Low Maintenance: Less impact/pounding means less wear and tear on the machine itself

◦Smaller Footprint: Ellipticals take up considerably less floor space than treadmills and other cardio exercise machines

Many people who don't enjoy - or can't use - 'typical' cardio equipment find that they really like to workout on elliptical exercise machines. That's simply because the unique fluid, non-jarring motion of an elliptical trainer not only provides a very effective, very safe workout but it can also be extremely enjoyable!

And, because of the upper and lower body components (which involve all of the major muscle groups), you don't need to spend 40+ minutes working out in order to achieve your desired results. In fact, an elliptical machine can provide you with a highly effective, full-body, fat-burning, muscle-toning workout in less than 20 minutes!

-Bilateral Reciprocal Movement of Footplates, offers a natural motion for a relaxed feel at low resistance levels and provides high intensity training at high resistance settings.
-Four-Bar Linkage Input Arms, keeps the footplates at a constant angle with the floor for reduced stress on the foot and ankle.
-Same Side Forward (SSF) Motion, coordinates upper & lower body movement & lets the user maintain correct posture at any incline.
-Long Upper Body Input Arms, offers a natural & complete range of motion for the shoulder while keeping the wrist in a low stress position.
-Comes with attachable TV

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Philip Laws said...

I am proof elliptical can work- 30 lbs lost in 10 weeks. Those of us with 6 knee operations under our belt actually need low impact.

But I do look like a total douche on the machine. Thats why I work out in my building's tiny gym where nobody else dares to go.

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