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Elliptical Trainer

Exercise Data

Type: Cardio
Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: N/A
Level: Intermediate
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Sport: No
Force: 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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Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 28, 2014 9:40 PM: Elliptical is an unmatchable machine, it improves your cardio plus your quads plus small amount of your chest shoulders , biceps and triceps. Plus this doesnt add any stress on your knees like threadmill does.

Do threadmill if your young fit and slim, if your overweight or not young Elliptical...+See More



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10/10

Jun 24, 2014 3:38 AM: i lost 15 pounds using this machine.



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Review: Elliptical Trainer

Exercise Rating
8/10

Jun 3, 2014 10:24 PM: I burn more calories on the stair master and treadmill,but I like the burn I feel in my thighs.



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8/10

May 27, 2014 10:35 AM: get a fan and put it on you ....you will be done in no time...great for my ankles



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8/10

May 27, 2014 10:35 AM: love my e-machine



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Exercise Rating
9/10

May 18, 2014 11:38 AM: 30 mins 300 calories



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Review: Elliptical Trainer

Exercise Rating
8/10

May 5, 2014 10:57 AM: My preferred cardio machine as I need low impact, but I docked a couple of marks as there is better for the calorie burn..



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Exercise Rating
8/10

Apr 16, 2014 6:54 AM: Alternative Exercises For Elliptical Trainer: Spinning, Cycling.



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9/10

Jan 25, 2014 10:18 AM: Because I am recovering from an ankle injury, this is now my primary form of cardio instead of running. There is less stress on the ankle joint, though it feels the same amount of stress is applied to the knees as running...well maybe slightly less. Still I can increase the resistance on the machine...+See More



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10/10

Jan 24, 2014 1:25 PM: Used HITT. Did it for 30 minutes and burned 400 calories.



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