Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Elliptical Training - How to Burn More Calories Using an Elliptical

By NinaCook Subscribe to RSS | May 5th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Elliptical trainers are one of the hottest pieces of fitness equipment on the market today. However, many people are confused about what exactly they should look for in an elliptical when shopping for one. These machines can be pricey, so it is good to know what you are paying for, and just exactly which extras are necessary and which ones you simply do not need.

First, before you even go to an actual fitness equipment store, do you research online and know your price range. You can purchase these machines online, but it is often a good idea to at least go try them out in a showroom even if you do not buy it there. Make sure you like the way the machine feels under your feet, and make sure you are happy with the settings and programs it has to offer. Often the ones you use in a gym or health club are top of the line, which means they are usually out of the price range of those who casually workout at home.

When it comes to price though, it is true that more expensive elliptical trainers are normally higher in quality. You do get what you pay for. A good, quality home unit will cost around $1,000 dollars, but there are ways to buy higher quality machines at lower prices. For example, you can purchase a refurbished model at a lower price. These refurbished machines may have come from a gym, or may have been sent back to the manufacturer from someone who used it only at home. You might want to look at fitness resale shops, too, as you can often find higher end machines here at a third of the retail prices.

There are two types of drives—front and rear drives, but rear drives give a smoother workout for the user. Rear wheel drives are less complex and less prone to problems. There are also two types of resistance—magnetic and belt. Magnetic resistance is found in higher end equipment, offering a smoother workout for the user and actually keeps the belts working better, longer.

Another important component of an elliptical is stride length. For those with longer legs, this is an essential. Lower end machines do not offer the ability to change stride lengths, but higher end machines will allow the user to change the stride length from 16 to 26 inches.

Another option that is available on most units is arms. The handles are there for extra work—you can tone your arms and burn additional calories by engaging the arms. This may be an option that you do not feel is necessary. In addition, elliptical trainers offer a variety of programs, and these vary from machine to machine. Make sure to check out what is available and make sure you find programs you will find challenging, such as the ability to change the incline and resistance levels or programs devoted to fat burn or hill climbs.

And lastly, a warranty is also very important. Choose an elliptical that comes with a great warranty, and make sure you know what it covers.

NinaCook - About Author:
Get More Information about exercise equipment Click on elliptical | fitness equipment

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/fitness-articles/elliptical-training-how-to-burn-more-calories-using-an-elliptical.htm

Related Fitness Articles Subscribe to RSS

Best gym equipment for home
Published by Gymcompany on June 21st 2012 | Health
You don't necessarily need the latest and greatest in fitness equipment to achieve a quality workout...
 
Fitness equipment for Maintaining a Good Physique
Published by HireFitness on December 27th 2011 | Health
Fitness equipment is concerned with shaping the body in a perfect tone. Now many kinds of such equip...
 
Fitness equipment necessary to stay fit & healthy
Published by Gymcompany on July 6th 2012 | Fitness
If you do not have a fit body then you should try to work on your fitness first which can help you t...
 
XTrainingEquipment.com - a leading supplier of fitness equipment!
Published by Daniel Smith on January 19th 2012 | Fitness
Whether we embrace it or not, image is an important key to success in the contemporary world. Along ...
 
Hair and Beauty salon equipment
Published by Jesse on February 28th 2012 | Health
If you are looking for a great new business to start up then why not consider a hair and beauty salo...
 
Home gym equipment can save you from the hassle of going out
Published by Gymcompany on July 18th 2012 | Fitness
The key to an attractive personality is a well toned body. If you have a body that is in good shape ...
 
Regain your body strength with whole body vibration equipment
Published by Eva Edwords on April 17th 2012 | Fitness
Among other fitness equipment, whole body vibration machines are one such machine which helps an ind...
 
Exercise equipment for home
Published by Gymcompany on June 29th 2012 | Fitness
Your order regarding exercise equipment should be placed depending on your requirements and demand, ...