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Elliptical Trainer

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Type: Cardio Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings Equipment: Machine Mechanics Type: N/A Level: Intermediate Location: Sport: NoForce: N/A
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Elliptical Trainer Guide

Main Muscle: Quadriceps

  1. To begin, step onto the elliptical and select the desired option from the menu. Most ellipticals have a manual setting, or you can select a program to run. Typically, you can enter your age and weight to estimate the amount of calories burned during exercise. Elevation can be adjusted to change the intensity of the workout.
  2. The handles can be used to monitor your heart rate to help you stay at an appropriate intensity.
Ellipticals offer convenience, cardiovascular benefits, and have far less impact on joints than ground-based cardio such as running. A 150 lb person will burn on average 387 calories in 30 minutes, compared to more than 450-700 calories running. It’s recommended that you use the arms on the elliptical to create more movement, if your elliptical has them.

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4/10

Jul 7, 2015 7:56 PM: I am not too sure if I am using the machine the right way . . LOL . . But I still try to use it with out breaking it . .

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Jun 21, 2015 5:57 PM: That was one of my favorite cardio machines

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May 28, 2015 2:17 PM: Burn more calories after the work out, and keep a higher intensity for longer by doing intervals, i.e. 1 minute easy, and one minute hard.

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Mar 31, 2015 3:29 PM: This is my go to home cardio excercise when the weather is bad outdoors!

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9/10

Mar 30, 2015 11:38 PM: I set it hard enough so that I really have to push and pull with my arms, really feel them working/tonifying too. I was surprised to see mostly only quadriceps are worked.

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7/10

Feb 24, 2015 11:23 PM: It's hard to get into the motion, I keep going to lift my feet like a stepper or treadmill. Make sure you don't lift yours.

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Feb 9, 2015 3:11 PM: I do a minute fast and a minute slow, feel I burn more

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Jan 27, 2015 1:41 PM: Easy on the joints which is wonderful for those with bad knees.

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Jan 13, 2015 4:12 PM: Great workout!!!

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Jan 9, 2015 6:51 PM: excellent option for those of us with knee's that agitate easily.

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