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Elliptical Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Elliptical.

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How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 1

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

6 Swaps for More Efficient Workouts

Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible wi...  Read more

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Blah. The sprained knee and the right shoulder strain I incurred using the elliptical that goes side
Updated 6/28/2016 11:11:07 AM

Blah. The sprained knee and the right shoulder strain I incurred using the elliptical that goes side to side. Has really slowed my progress. Feeling sad....  Read more

I'm not a big fan of the elliptical at the gym bec
Updated 6/23/2016 2:01:06 PM

I'm not a big fan of the elliptical at the gym because it's hard for me, I get tired quick. But I did it for 10 minutes today. I'm taking a break from the treadmill cuz my foot/ankle is a lil sore mi think that's a big accomplishment for me...  Read more

Question: when I put in 40 minutes on elliptical o
Updated 6/20/2016 3:05:17 PM

Question: when I put in 40 minutes on elliptical on the app, I get 300 calories burned, but my elliptical only reads 100 calories burned. How could this be?...  Read more

Got on my elliptical for the first time in 4 years
Updated 6/17/2016 10:40:28 PM

Got on my elliptical for the first time in 4 years today. After 5 minutes my body was beat. I'm sweating up a storm plus it's 80 degrees in here lol...  Read more

Starting to do the elliptical more often at home a
Updated 6/15/2016 11:14:04 PM

Starting to do the elliptical more often at home at least 30 min or so trying to lose more weight vs. Gaining muscle help tips? What to do?...  Read more

EXERCISE EVERY DAY

WALK THE TREADMILL OR DO THE ELLIPTICAL MACHINE......  Read more

Elliptical machine!!!

Increasing my time on the elliptical...344...  Read more

Treadmill, Runners, Walkers & Etc.

WELCOME to all who use the treadmill, elliptical machine, climb, run or walk to get your cardio done on a daily routine and love it!...  Read more

30-Minute Interval Workout for the Elliptical

I know plenty of people who love their elliptical trainers—and there is plenty of reason to. The elliptical mimics the motion of walking or running but with very little impact on the joints. That means it's more comfortable for you to get y...  Read more

You Asked: ''Why Do My Feet and Toes Go Numb While Using the Elliptical Machine?''

Many people experience numbness or "pins and needles" in their feet (often in just one foot) when using an elliptical machine. For some, this sensation is a minor problem that only happens near the end of a long workout, but others may begi...  Read more

My Elliptical vs. Gym Elliptical

I went to the gym today and got on their elliptical. I had to find out how far I was going...it was driving me crazy! (not a far trip for me really...lol) Now, I'm glad I did!!! My calculations from yesterday were grossly wrong!!!! THANK GOD!! LOL ...  Read more

Back to the elliptical

This morning I weighed less than I did before I hurt my knee in March. In early August, my older son is getting married. My first goal is to weigh under 210 by the 4th of July. I have worked up to doing the elliptical for 25 minutes without pain....  Read more