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



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10/10

Jan 23, 2014 9:43 PM: I burn 900 calories today even with my asthma acting up



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Jan 22, 2014 7:42 PM: love the precor



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10/10

Jan 20, 2014 11:42 AM: This is my first time using the elliptical as my main cardio workout, I really enjoy the different programs or manual application.



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10/10

Jan 19, 2014 1:31 PM: This is my main cardio because of the minimal impact on my knees. I have arthritis in both legs so it helps me to have the low impact. I work just as hard as if I were running. I can burn up to 600-700 calories if I do the interval training.



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8/10

Jan 17, 2014 5:50 PM: I just love the elliptical machine! I started to set "random" levels which is more challenging-but I only did a 15 min wamup :) I usually do 40 high intensity/no incline around 3.5-4.2 speed and really get my heart pumping, the random hills slow me down but makes for a better workout



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9/10

Jan 16, 2014 10:38 AM: Cardio 22.5. Feeling good.



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Jan 15, 2014 3:10 PM: Divided cardio workout 22.5 on Elliptical.



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