Benefits of using an elliptical machine
1. Elliptical machines have become more and more popular in gyms around the world (as well as at private homes). You can find them next to the treadmills and bikes in almost every gym. These machines, also known as cross-trainers, have quite a few benefits. First of all, elliptical machines provide a "no-impact" workout,which takes stress of your knees, hips, and joints. When I started running on the treadmill, I quickly began to have pain in my knees. Once I moved to the elliptical machines, the pain was gone. Second, elliptical machines include upper body moving handles, so you can train your upper body as well. Moreover, whileworking out with elliptical machines you use many muscle groups such as the quads, glutes, chest, hamstring, triceps, and biceps. Last, most elliptical machines come with programmable workouts that mimic real-life activities such as hill climbing. In conclusion, elliptical machines are great for burningcalories, getting challenging workouts, and protecting your body from unnecessary stress.
on Aug 01, 2012 | Exercise & Fitness