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The obvious visual difference is the body position.
27/02/2017 12:48:20 pm
They're often called cross trainers, or incorrectly called step machines but elliptical is their industry name.
Ellipticals are designed to provide a movement pattern most closely related to cross country skiing. Your legs and arms move simultaneously giving you both an upper and lower body workout. You can move either forward or backward depending on whether you push back or forward with your legs, and whether you pull or push with your arms. It is usually possible to work your legs only by placing your hands on the centre console or addition handles provided for this purpose.
Now, what muscles are we using?
26/01/2017 2:28:09 pm
This program can be completed with dumbbells, kettlebells, and even bags of sand!
4/01/2017 3:19:46 pm
As we get older our bodies change and we start to lose muscle partly due to reduced activity levels, but also because of our physiology. Reduced muscle mass results in a lower base metabolic rate which in turn results in a reduced ability to burn fat passively. What this means is that we tend to accumulate more fat in our bodies which we historically refer to as “middle age spread”.
21/12/2016 11:18:05 am
It seems simple but no matter what I answer there will be someone who disagrees with my point of view. I have friends and fellow trainers that swear by cardio as the basis for achieving 90% of your training goals, but my weight lifting and strength training friends would strongly protest this assumption.
There are studies that we can use to backup any view and just as many that will refute the same.