Pre Elliptical-Workout Warm-Up Tips

Everyone can agree that stretching feels great on the body. But did you know that stretching before a workout is actually frowned upon? Why, you ask? It’s simple. When working out, muscles need to contract as strongly as possible, and when you stretch, you’re placing your muscles in a stretched state, and hindering the muscles’…


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Get Motivated With This Elliptical Workout Playlist

When it comes to working out, sometimes it can be pretty hard to muster the energy to get up and go! The key to staying motivated? A killer playlist! Numerous studies have shown that listening to music while you work out directly affects your performance. Some have shown that matching your music to the rhythm…


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The Right Way to Set New Year’s Goals

Ah, the New Year. Now’s the time to start tacking your goals and resolutions! But, this year, instead of setting irrational resolutions like hitting the gym every single morning before work and giving up sugar completely, it’s time to set reasonable goals, and make them work – your way. Resolutions should motivate you, not stress…


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7 Best Home Elliptical Machines of 2015

There’s no denying that the elliptical machine is the best break from pounding the pavement or getting your treadmill on. A great low-impact option for people recovering from an injury, the elliptical is one of our favorite ways to work out without straining our muscles. On the hunt for a machine of your own? Read…


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Three Tips For Getting the Most out of Your Elliptical Trainer

Elliptical trainers are the ideal machine for almost anyone looking to achieve fitness goals with limited impact on the joints, but they offer more than just joint relief. To get the very best out of your trainer, consider these top three tips. Tip #1: Use the Preset Workout Programs Nearly all elliptical trainers will come equipped with…


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Resistance Training vs. Weight Training – What’s the Difference?

Most of us are short on time and want to get the absolute best out of our workouts, in the shortest amount of time. The question of resistance training versus weight training is one that many people question when considering the benefits of lifting weights or using resistance machines like elliptical trainers, to build muscle…


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4 Elliptical Parts You Should Know

Elliptical trainers are built to be easy on the joints, without the harsh impact on joints. Here are a four main components of an elliptical you should know about. Flywheel The flywheel is the drive system to an elliptical trainer; it’s what moves when you apply pressure to the pedals, and it’s also the part that…


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Elliptical Training Mistakes We All Make

Working out on an elliptical trainer can be great cardiovascular exercise that also works the muscles, making it a full body trainer perfect of almost users of all ability level, but using the trainer incorrectly can compromise your workout. Mistake #1: Speed and little to no resistance So you’re working out in the gym one…


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3 of the Best Elliptical Workouts

Elliptical trainers are ideal for those of us looking to mix up our workout routine. Elliptical trainers, unlike treadmills or bikes, have the ability to change resistance levels, incline levels, and speed, making it a great piece of equipment for a variety of workout routines. If you’re not up for the unconventional elliptical workout like…


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