A full body work out need not put too much stress or huge amounts of pressure on the joints and the muscles. Do you think this is impossible? Not with elliptical trainers. Elliptical trainers are stationary exercise apparatus equipped with foot pedals and arm handles. These exercise machines replicate common body movements such as walking, running, or climbing the stairs. Elliptical Trainers can either be powered by the movement of the user or, for models with more sophisticated software and controls, be powered by electricity.
Elliptical Trainers are designed to provide the user with low impact cardiovascular exercise. Thus, the chance of getting hurt or of getting injured while using this exercise machine is very minimal since the machine puts the smallest amount or no amount of force on the joints and the muscles of the user. In fact, some people who have had minor physical injury or who have joint pains and who want to maintain their health choose elliptical trainers.
Aside from having low impact, elliptical trainers also give the user a dual action work out. This means the user can develop both the upper parts and lower parts of the body while using the machine. With the elliptical trainers, the user can:
- use the machine pedals to train the lower parts of the body and use the machine handle bars to train the upper parts of the body.
- have a low impact but high intensity exercise regimen. Most modern elliptical trainers have blood pressure monitors and machine controls. Thus, the user can choose to increase the resistance on the elliptical trainer for a more rigorous work out.
- exercise quietly and do exercises indoors without needing to go to the gym. Elliptical trainers make very little noise. This machine is perfect for people who want a home gym but live in small spaces
- benefit from an exercise machine that requires low maintenance. The elliptical trainer needs fewer repairs or part replacements because it is a low impact machine and it has less running parts.
If you think that a low impact exercise machine might have no impact on toning your body, think again. The elliptical trainers is also called a cross-trainer because this machine allows the user to exercise several muscle groups including the biceps, the chest, the back, the quadriceps, the hamstrings, and the glutes. Working out on the elliptical trainer is also one example of weight-bearing exercises, a set of exercises which put less pressure on the bones thus reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
If you want an exercise machine that will help you burn more calories and fat and help you tone your whole body, then consider getting an elliptical trainer. With an elliptical trainer, you can choose to have a more controlled and milder work out regime. You can exert less force, your joints and muscles receive less pressure, yet you use up a lot of energy and work out your upper and lower body. The elliptical trainer is perfect not just for people who want gentler exercises; the younger sets, the elders, and those recuperating from a physical injury can use the elliptical trainer to stay fit or to get back into shape.
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