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Elliptical Workout Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Elliptical Workout.

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

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

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

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

ideas for a workout when not feeling very well?
Updated 4/21/2014 1:46:59 PM

I am looking for ideas for days I amfeeling not so well....  Read more

Skinny Jeans Workout Challenge
Updated 4/19/2014 6:23:41 PM

I just got done doing the first workout for the Skinny Jeans Workout Challenge. It was ok. The last 2 exercises hurt my knees. They were the reverse squats, and the sumo one. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do them without knees hurting. Co...  Read more

How do you pick your workout clothes?
Updated 4/20/2014 6:07:39 PM

Hi all! I'm very curious to know, when you go shopping for active wear, what are you looking for? Like, specifically.. is it design, fabric, brand, cost, etc? What are some qualities of your favorite workout clothes that you already own? Th...  Read more

Eating more calories on workout days
Updated 4/16/2014 5:28:54 AM

Hi guys! I had a question. I'm an oldie to Spark so my account is not set to sync up between my Fitness and Food trackers. I had success last time on spark without them connected, and when I was using My Fitness Pal, i did not lose much weight...  Read more

What's your all time favorite "go to" workout DVD?
Updated 4/23/2014 10:06:47 PM

Mine's Pick Your Spot Pilates. It's part of the Crunch series. It's entirely floor work and that is really great when you're just starting out. After awhile, it just felt like second nature. I never really got bored with it...BUT I'm kind of ok with...  Read more

give the rowing machine a try

I have always avoided the rowing machine, thinking I wouldn't like it. I recommend you give it a try. Check out directions on how to do it properly. You will get a great total body workout if used properly. Try it for just 5-10 minutes. I cut my...  Read more

Make it Fun Again

Lately I have changed up my exercise routine to other things besides the regular elliptical workouts I was doing. I have tried pillates, zumba, and next i want to try group kick!This makes exercise so much more fun. I actually look forward to going t...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  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

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

Elliptical workout

Well, I worked out on my new to me elliptical today! My goal is to work up to 30 minutes by my 51st birthday this May. It was not easy. I alternated between the elliptical and walking in place for 20 minutes today. I feel great! It has been a lo...  Read more

Today 50 min elliptical workout

which felt pretty hard, in fact harder than running a 10k. Can't complain though....  Read more