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A Complete Guide To Elliptical Exercise Machines

    A Complete Guide To Elliptical Exercise Machines By Tim Gorman

    Elliptical exercise machines, also popularly known as elliptical trainers, first made a splash in the world of fitness as a staple on the gym scene in the mid-nineties. Elliptical exercise equipment was available in upscale sport and health clubs. Personal trainers, researchers, and surgeons have long hailed the health benefits associated with ellipticals. Elliptical trainers enjoy a substantial following among athletes. The non-impact feature of Elliptical exercise machines is a top selling point to users with recent injuries, chronic knee problems, and the overweight. Older people are also frequent Elliptical consumers.

    Elliptical exercise machines feature adjustable resistance through a friction belt, or magnetic resistance systems, or electro-magnetic devices. Elliptical exercise machines propelled by the legs. Some trainer models handle-levers attached to the pedals to alleviate some of the pressure on the arms. The Elliptical user takes hold of the handles, below the height of the shoulder, and pushes or pulls the bars (depending on the model) while simultaneously shuffling the feet.

    Elliptical exercise machines are often found at local sporting goods stores. Trainers can hold up to two hundred to two hundred and fifty pounds. Elliptical exercise machines retail for upwards of one thousand dollars. Specialty Elliptical exercise machines are able to carry up to four hundred pounds-these machines are priced at approximately four thousand dollars.

    Elliptical trainers are used to burn off calories and create movement in the heart and muscles. Users are allowed to work up a sweat and burn a similar number of calories similar to the process of jogging. One of the central goals of Elliptical exercise machines is building up the heart rate. Elliptical exercise machine are often used to stimulate walking and running.

    Fitness researchers conduct studies on different brands of elliptical fitness equipment. Researchers conclude that trainers, most of which are characteristically quiet, do not apply a lot of pressure on the joints. Elliptical fitness equipment is low impact-the foot never leaves the pedal. A fact attributed with lowering the risk of impact injuries. Most elliptical fitness equipment strengthens the upper and lower body, although some trainers offer just lower body exercise.

    Similar to Elliptical exercise machines, treadmills vary in uses. Treadmill were created for walking, jogging, and running, while Ellipticals foster a particular interest in the heart. Both Ellipticals and treadmills influence burning calories.

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