Treadmills & Elliptical Machines that Torch Fat & Build Muscle in Baton Rouge
This entry was posted on June 14, 2018.
For many of us Baton Rouge residents, the task of getting back into shape can seem like a daunting one. With so many fitness machines and exercise routines available on the market, it can be difficult to decipher which options will create optimum results.
One thing we know for certain is that the importance of living a health-conscious lifestyle cannot be underscored enough. Increasing your daily activity level will lead to improvement in cardiovascular fitness, decrease in stress levels and improved emotional health. Not to mention that you will burn off fat and build lean muscle along the way. An effective fitness routine will lead to you feeling and looking better, both inside and out.
If you’ve struggled with maintaining a regular fitness routine because you find it hard to keep things fun and interesting, you’re not alone. Exercising no longer has to be something that you dread or that you find boring. When done the right way, getting fit in Baton Rouge can be something you enjoy and in the end will ultimately improves the overall quality of your life.
Not sure where to start your workout routine? Some of the most effective exercises for total body fitness can be done using treadmills and elliptical machines whether in your Baton Rouge home or gym.
The Best Elliptical Machines for Burning Fat and Building Muscle
Elliptical machines have long been praised for their ability to provide a total body workout. Some elliptical machines target certain muscles more than others, based on how much they isolate upper (arm) and lower (leg) movements.
In order to ensure your arms receive an adequate workout, choose a machine with handles. Handles allow for the highest degree of independent arm rotations. Intentional pulling and pushing of these handles versus use of the foot pedals alone to power movement can help you to effectively target your back, tricep, bicep, shoulder and pectoral muscles all at the same time.
Looking for the best fitness equipment here in Baton Rouge to get the job done, here are a few examples of the best elliptical machines in Baton Rouge for building muscle and torching fat:
The Precor EFX222 Energy ™ Series is an introductory model that comes equipped with 10 pre-programmed workout settings. For those who are just getting started with getting into shape. This is an effective and reliable piece of equipment that isn’t too intimidating to learn how to operate.
For those of you who are runners at heart but are looking for an alternative that will be easier on your joints, the Octane Zero Runner ZR7 is an excellent option. It was built to simulate the feel of running but without the impact. It has more customizable options for a more advanced fitness level.
Benefits of using an elliptical:
- It’s easier on your knees, hips, and ankles, providing a low-impact form of exercise.
- Excellent alternative for those recovering from injury or for those who can otherwise no longer engage in high-impact activities.
- Great for cross-training; it can be used for a variety of different workouts which target a variety of muscle groups.
Consider maximizing your elliptical workout by utilizing interval training; increasing the intensity and resistance levels; and targeting your upper body muscles through focused use of the arm handles.
The Best Treadmills for Burning Fat and Building Muscle
It’s no secret that treadmills provide an excellent cardiovascular workout (which is imperative to heart health). Walking or running on a treadmill for just 30 minutes a day can help regulate your blood pressure and decrease your likelihood of needing to be on medications for hypertension.
Activity generated by walking and running programs increases heart rates to specific levels over periods of time designed to strengthen your heart, resulting in reduced stress on one of (if not the most) important organ we have.
The treadmill is considered to be one of the easiest fitness machines to utilize because it simulates something you do every single day – walking.
Here are a couple of our top selections for the best treadmills and why:
The Precor TRM 445 Precision Series comes packed with a whopping 23 pre-set options and 16 customized programs to keep you interested and engaged in your workout routine. Its intuitive belt slows or accelerates to match the user’s gauge.
The Horizon Adventure 5 is an all-around quality treadmill that works well for a user at any fitness level. It comes equipped with ViaFit connectivity so that you can share your fitness data with your favorite fitness apps.
Benefits of using a treadmill:
- Consistent, predictable walking surface, which is easier to navigate than sidewalks or roads that have cracks and holes in them.
- Easy to utilize and works across a variety of fitness levels.
- Highly customizable to keep things interesting and prevent tolerance
Consider maximizing your treadmill workout by raising the incline; incorporating walking lunges into your routine; and pumping your arms rather than holding on to the handles as you walk or run.
Here in Baton Rouge, one of the best places to get high quality exercise equipment whether for your home or gym is at Fitness Expo.