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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

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  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

OK tnx guys. I'm just doing some elliptical traine
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OK tnx guys. I'm just doing some elliptical trainer now about an hour per day. I like the chair exercise idea. Gonna try to do a little of that next week...  Read more

Spark Tracker and Elliptical
Updated 5/7/2015 7:31:34 AM

Why do the number of calories drop when I change my fitness entry from cycle (which the Spark sensed) to using an elliptical? I work fairly hard on the elliptical and not sure why it records the same exact exercise as different/less calories burned....  Read more

Any other elliptical junkies?
Updated 5/8/2015 9:27:00 AM

I'm new to posting on here. I rarely see other people who exercise on the elliptical. I always see runners or people who take fitness classes. Although I'm only 29 I have a ton of issues with my legs. I was in a car accident 8 years ago and suffe...  Read more

Question about styles of elliptical machines?
Updated 5/2/2015 9:08:09 AM

I have arthritis in my right knee. Very mild, just enough to know it's there. And on cold wet days kick my butt. Yes I know at 402 pounds my weight isn't helping. But.... Why do I find this style of elliptical machine https://...  Read more

Elliptical trainer question???
Updated 4/29/2015 11:27:09 AM

I've started using the elliptical trainers at the YMCA I go to. It's an older style precor machine. Just like this one-same brand/same company but a 10-15 year older model- www.globalfitness.com/fitness-equipment.as
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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 , Elliptical , 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

Do you have an elliptical?

I have not talked to DH about this yet, but I am thinking that I would like to sell my treadmill and buy an elliptical instead. Does anyone have an elliptical? Can anyone tell me about air resistance versus magnetic resistance? I am pushing the weigh...  Read more