Work Your Lower Body and Save Space with a Precor 5.21 Elliptical
This entry was posted on March 18, 2016.
The largest muscles in your body are located in the lower half. For the most effective workout, you need to work the glutes, thighs, hips and more. An elliptical machine is an effective means of doing this, while using natural motions that don’t jar the body as running sometimes can. Ellipticals are a great way to work your lower body to get ready for runs like the Watermelon Festival 5K in Farmville or the New Orleans Summer Series 2-mile race. If you’re starting out on an elliptical machine, a good model to begin with is the Precor 5.21 elliptical, which is a gym-quality machine that is made for the home.
Working Out with an Elliptical
If you have never used an elliptical before, working out with one is easier than biking or running. The Precor 5.21 elliptical has fixed handlebars. These focus the workout on your lower body, and you can customize your efforts even more by adjusting the height of your feet. Doing so gives you the chance to work specific muscle groups in your legs while using the elliptical. If you choose, you may also use the preset exercise programs on the elliptical. These replicate hiking, running, walking and many other daily activities. Keep track of your pulse with the SmartRate monitor while riding the elliptical. This will enable you to maximize the exercise’s effectiveness by staying within your personal target heart rate zone.
Small Size, Big Returns
The Precor 5.21 elliptical has been made to be smaller than some gym models, so it fits better into a home. You also have convenience features like a drink holder on the machine, so you never have to interrupt your workout to quench your thirst. If you want to compare the Precor 5.21 to other elliptical models, see it in person at one of the Fitness Expo stores in Mississippi or Louisiana.
It is possible to get big returns on your exercise investment and prepare your body for short and long runs while using a low-impact elliptical machine. Try out an elliptical in your home and see why it is one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment in homes and gyms.