Best Practices to Keep in Mind to Get the Best Results on a Cross Trainer
This entry was posted on January 12, 2015.
After you have determined that you are going to get into an exercise regime and are deciding to buy, or have bought, a cross trainer, you need to be able to use it effectively to get the desired results. Buying a machine and using it may not necessarily mean that you are doing it right. You need to be able to get the best out of your machine. To do this it is best to get your machine from a company like Fitness Expo. With their stores in Metairie, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Mandeville and Kenner in Louisiana and in Jackson, Mississippi, you can be assured of getting advice from specialists on which machine is the best for you, as well as demonstrations on how to use the equipment in the right manner.
Here are some practices to keep in mind while using a cross trainer:
1. Before you start out using the machine consult a doctor and check that you are in proper health to undertake the exercise.
2. Like any other exercise regime, before you actually begin you should have a warm up routine consisting of stretches and hands free exercises, as well as a cool down routine.
3. Make sure you drink a lot of water before and, even, during the exercise.
4. Do not wear any loose clothing that could get entangled in the machine.
5. Read through the manual carefully, identify the parts, and make sure you know how to use the controls.
6. When you are getting on the machine make sure that the left foot pad is in the lowest position. Hold the handles and swing your right leg over. Ensure that you are stable before beginning to pedal and use the handle bars.
7. Always be aware of your posture while on the machine. Do not look down but look ahead and keep your back straight.
8. To work the calf and back of your thigh pedal in reverse.
9. Check the screws from time to time to see that they have not become loose.
A cross trainer is a very effective cardiovascular machine that has numerous different programs and is good for overall fitness.