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Is an Elliptical Good for Bad Knees: The Three Big Benefits

When you know that you’ve got bad knees, you quickly learn that not all exercises are created equal. While doing light yard work might be OK for you, it could also send your knees into a flare up frenzy that will hurt for at least a week. So, the question now is, “What exercises are […]

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What Is an Elliptical Trainer: Facts About This Essential Machine

Whether you are new to the world of fitness or you have a lot of experience, figuring out how to use every piece of exercise equipment can be an overwhelming task. Even if you generally understand how each machine works, you might not know which muscles each machine focuses on. One such machine that can confuse […]

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How Effective is the Elliptical for Weight Loss?

If you are just embarking on your weight loss journey, you might feel a little bit uncomfortable the first time you walk into a gym. Don’t worry, that’s totally understandable. The good news is that the majority of stationary exercise machines in the gym can be easily mastered, but there are some which may be […]

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Can the Elliptical Burn Belly Fat?

The great allure of the elliptical trainer over the treadmill is that it is a low impact exercise machine, which means it provides an intense workout without putting any pressure on the joints of the user. This has made the elliptical a particularly popular method of weight loss among the elderly and those whose joints […]

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Can You Lose Weight on an Elliptical?

The very first Elliptical trainer was introduced by Precor towards the end of the 20th century and became an immediate hit. By the turn of the millennium, ellipticals were popping up in gyms around the world, and today a gym would seem incomplete without at least a couple of them. But why did the elliptical […]

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Elliptical vs. Running

Although the elliptical is a relatively new method of exercise, it boasts an army of loyal followers who swear by its effectiveness and insist it is a far superior alternative to simply jogging. But are they correct? Just what pros does the elliptical offer that running does not? Are they enough to warrant totally abandoning […]

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How Accurate are Elliptical Calorie Counters?

Although many fitness fanatics seem to believe otherwise, calories are essential when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. The number of calories in a food or drink denotes the energy you will derive from it, so if we have no calories, we have no energy, which can lead to any measure of issues. The […]

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Is the Elliptical a Weight Bearing Exercise?

Firstly, we need to ask ourselves, “What is a weight bearing exercise?” Weight bearing exercises can be defined as any exercise where a person’s bones work against gravity or other forms of resistance to support the body. The main purpose of the weight bearing exercise is to increase bone strength as well as density. So when […]

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How Long To See Results From Elliptical Machines?

When hitting the gym we all expect to see visible results after our first session; unfortunately, this isn’t the reality we live in. Whether you’re looking to slim down, build fitness, or live a generally healthier lifestyle, it takes time. However, there are many other defining factors that will influence how long it takes to […]

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How Does Elliptical Compare to Running?

When talking about cardio, it is no surprise that using an elliptical machine and running are among the most common exercises that come to mind. After all, it’s true that using an elliptical and running share a lot of similarities. But…how does elliptical compare to running? Do you truly reap the same benefits by doing either? […]

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