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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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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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10/10

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



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10/10

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



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10/10

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



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10/10

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



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10/10

Jan 7, 2015 5:36 PM: Great pick me up in the middle of the work day!



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9/10

Nov 28, 2014 1:18 AM: elliptical machine is good... I like treadmill too... I alternate between the two.



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10/10

Oct 9, 2014 5:41 AM: Can last a lot longer on the Elliptical vs Treadmill



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9/10

Aug 30, 2014 9:34 PM: Elliptical instead of treadmill



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8/10

Aug 13, 2014 12:10 PM: I use elliptical all the time. Love It...



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