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Elliptical -Trainer

Updated on July 29, 2009

Elliptical Trainer

The Elliptical Trainer is a stationary exercise machine used to simulate walking or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, therefore lessening the risk of impact injuries,especially to the knees and ankles.They offer a cardio workout that can be altered depending on the skill level or fitness of the user.An Elliptical Trainer can be used to workout the lower body, the upper body or when fitness levels increase both upper and lower body.They are designed to be used with the most limited co-ordination skills and therefore almost everyone can use them.Some models can have the user alter the height at which the pedals are situated thus giving a harder workout.The top models can also alter the stride length as well which alters the workout to change the amount of stress on particular muscle groups.

Elliptical Trainer

Low impact exercise
Low impact exercise

Elliptical Trainers vs Treadmills

Elliptical Trainers vs Treadmills is a no contest really as they tend to cancel each other out.

They will help you burn roughly the same amount of calories and they offer a similar workout,the difference is the impact the treadmill gives your joints can cause injuries whereas the elliptical cannot help serious runners train for upcoming events.The choice is really down to the individual and how he or she would like to train.

How to use the elliptical trainer


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