Elliptical workouts offer a total body workout. They provide a great low impact workout that allows you to get your heart rate up and also achieve the cardiovascular conditioning that is needed for your heart and lungs to serve you well for your entire life.
There are many benefits when it comes to working out on the elliptical, one of the coolest reasons is that there is a smooth gliding motion, check out the list below for more great reasons to climb aboard and glide along your pathway to success.
done right and because you are working the whole body at one time, your
elliptical workouts can easily burn 300 to 400 calories in 30 minutes. This whole
body workout will greatly enhance the rate of your weight loss, but make sure
you follow a healthy sensible diet to further your weight loss success.
Practically all your muscles get involved in this total body workout, this is a perfect activity if you are in a time crunch. See the list below for the different motions of the elliptical paired up with what muscles you are involving in your workout.
You can work on balance and your core, by just using your legs, all you have to do is let go of the handlebars.
If your elliptical machine doesn’t have any
handlebars… why not go out and purchase some hand held weights to increase the difficulty
and thereby reaping more benefits from your elliptical machine.
There are two types of workouts you can do on the elliptical; each type of workout has different applications that you can apply to your fitness goals.
Don’t waste your time dawdling on the elliptical by reading magazines or watching TV… really get with it, become one with the elliptical and really kick it into overdrive. Make that elliptical pay the same price that you are paying and get your money’s worth out of it.
Focus on your workout and task at hand, tune out all other distractions.
continually varying your elliptical workouts to increase the effectiveness and challenge
of each one, this will keep you motivated, interested and your workouts will be
maximized for optimum results.
are two elliptical workouts that I enjoy. It’s time to get busy and get gliding
and riding with these two fun bundles of joy, nothing better than sweating
blood and tears. Just remember… you will live to see another day and you will
have one rockin’ body because of the
pain that you endure. Remember if the workouts below are to easy... feel free to up the level of intensity, resistance and incline.
There are a wide variety of elliptical workouts that are preprogrammed into the machines thus preventing boredom from setting in.
elliptical is an excellent choice for use in the home environment; they have a
better record when it comes to reliability compared to the treadmill or stair
climber. This is due in part to fewer moving parts which equates to less