[tps_title] Elliptical Workout[/tps_title]
In a time when it seems like just about everyone is constantly on the lookout for the next-best-thing in fitness, sometimes it’s better to simply go back to the basics. And, in this case, when we say “basics,” we’re talking about the elliptical machine. A great low-impact option for people recovering from injuries, elliptical machines are an excellent way to get your cardio in – comfortably. And, with so many options on the market, there’s a machine for every one and every need. Read on for tips on getting the best elliptical workout possible.
USE YOUR ARMS
If the handles move, grab hold of ‘em. Swinging them around is the best way to torch fat (and work on those guns, too).
PLAY WITH THE SETTINGS
Adjusting the resistance and/or incline throughout your workout not only makes your legs work harder, but it tones up other parts of your body, too. Be sure to switch up your settings often so your body doesn’t get used to a particular setting.
OPT FOR INTERVALS
Interval training on the elliptical is the best way to give your body a low impact workout in a shorter time period. Think one or minute bursts of energy.
TIME IS EVERYTHING
To make your workout count, opt for 30-60 minute sessions.