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
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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
If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f... Read more
It’s easy to want to count the calories when beginning a workout program. But, you don’t need to run 10 miles each day to effectively burn calories! It is good to consistently engage in physical activity each and every week. This will cre... Read more
I just purchased a TRX Suspension trainer for my home. I have been using one in the gym for some upper body for a few weeks now. My DS(16) uses one in the gym all the time for his elite athlete development.
Is this considered strength training... Read more
I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice concerning the cardio portion of my workout. For a couple of months I have done 30 minutes a day on the arc trainer. I started at a resistance of 15 and am now at resistance 20. A trainer at my gym su... Read more
I own an elliptical that has various settings. I started out using the strength training setting and wonder if this or any other setting helps build muscles. I stated out doing 5 minutes and have worked my way up to 20 minutes.... Read more
If you're using one at the gym which do you prefer - a standard elliptical or the (precor machines) Elliptical Cross Trainers? Do you feel one gives you a better workout than another?
I know there are other options for cardio workouts as well:)... Read more
OMG so I feel like Ive been in a fitness rut, so after a break down 46 last Friday, I signed up for a trainer at my gym 306 (a gift from my mom ). Today was my first session and OMG he kicked my a$$!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW I totally feel amazing 279 . am s... Read more
Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whateverI try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I ca... Read more
Try the interval program on the elliptical trainer. For 5 months I used the elliptical regularly in the 1 to 3 resistance level. I didn't think I could do more. Then I tried the interval program. I not only could I do it, but I burned far more calori... Read more
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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
If you attend workout classes regularly, then you probably know how a good instructor can help you get a really great workout. One of the things I love about fitness classes is that I tend to work harder, try more things and get a better workout than... Read more
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