My second favorite type of cardio exercise is applying an elliptical machine (First is biking). Elliptical trainers make your weight loss cardio program quiet, low impact, and challenging.
Elliptical machines are a mixture of rowing, cross country skiing, and bicycling. You move all major muscle groups in an exceedingly fluid, low impact way. A high quality elliptical trainer is very solid, (No jerky motions) quiet, and usually comes with a display that will inform you how long you have been riding, calories expended, mileage, etc.
I favor using an elliptical machine because of the full workout plus the fact I’m able to watch TV, listen to music, or even read while I am riding. The noise of a high quality elliptical machine will not disturb others in your house. The truth that your entire body is involved causes it to be less likely that you will get bored or experience discomfort during your elliptical trainer. You can easily track progress and easy to fit to your schedule. The busiest people I know watch at least 30 minutes of TV per day, you can now combine your exercise, weight loss routine with your TV time!
When it comes to elliptical trainers – Quality Counts! Do not get a loose, squeaky, cheap variety; it will end up being a clothes hanger in your living room! Cheap elliptical trainers do not give a fluid motion and can sometimes feel jerky. A high quality elliptical machine may have a “natural” feel while you are riding. Top quality elliptical machines can be found at reputable web sites plus some exercise equipment stores, but I haven’t yet locate one I liked at a department store. Look for trial periods, satisfaction guarantees, and warranties.
How can you incorporate riding an elliptical trainer to your weight loss program? Allow me to give you a few suggestions but don’t forget to check with your doctor and realize your limits. To begin with theoretically speaking, 3500 calories represents one pound of fat. If you eat 3500 more calories than your body needs it will be stored like a pound of fat, should you consume 3500 less calories than the body needs it’ll burn 1 pound of stored energy leading to weight loss. Maybe you are saying: “Wait a minute! Why are you talking about consuming fewer calories? I figured this was a article about elliptical machines and weight reduction!”
The key here’s; “consuming fewer calories than your body needs”. Instead of finding out how to consume fewer calories we are going to think of our elliptical workouts in an effort to cause the body to require more calories.
Let’s imagine you are someone who is relatively stable in your consumes/needs bank; You’re consuming a few more calories than you’re burning and maybe happen to be slowly putting on the weight over the years. Set an objective to eat while you normally do and ride the elliptical machine for 3500 calories on the week’s time. Do that consistently every week and you’ll achieve weight reduction.
Let’s say you’re somebody that is not so stable in your consumes/needs bank. You’re consuming many more calories than you are burning. If this sounds like the case you’ll obviously need to make some better food decisions. Read some of our other articles for applying for grants how you can cut some calories out of your diet. Begin with an objective to ride the elliptical trainer for 3500 calories per week and shortly you will be on the positive side of the consumes/needs bank and you will begin to drop that extra weight.
Ride your elliptical trainer consistently and do your best to make it a ritual that you simply enjoy. Pay attention to music, watch TV, read…make it something you look toward every day. The rewards will be a healthier body, less fat, and a better feeling you.
I wish for you personally the very best of health!