18 Dec 12 Days of AHF Christmas: Nine ellipticals a-gliding
Editor’s note: To help get our loyal Internet followers ready for Christmas, and let them know about the many great deals available through At Home Fitness, I’m revealing the 12 days of AHF Christmas. Here’s Day 9:
On the ninth day of Christmas, At Home Fitness sent to me Nine ellipticals a-gliding, Eight machines for-rowing, Seven bikes a-spinning, Six treadmills a-churning, Five golden dumbbells, Four exercise mats, Three vibration machines, Two home gyms, And A sales associate with a great fitness plan for me.
Elliptical machines are one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment for many reasons, highlighted by the fact they allow users to get a great low-impact cardio and strength workout. That’s why they’re featured on day nine of my At Home Fitness Christmas list.
They allow a person to burn lots of calories without the weight-bearing stress of jogging. The elliptical motion enables users to get a low-impact workout because the feet never leave the footpads. A user will enjoy a continuous, smooth pattern that takes away the stress on the joints.
Numerous programs allow users to follow preset workout, or set up customized workouts.
Everything from the speed, resistance and ramp angle can be adjusted. Your workout can range from easy, medium, to hard, and even work in intervals of difficult to easy and back to difficult again if you wish.
While the first focus for many is one on the cardio benefits of an elliptical machine, they are also great for building strength and muscle tone in the legs, while also helping you lose weight. It can actually burn more calories than a treadmill or exercise bike.
To also tone and strengthen arms and shoulders, grab the machine’s handles with your arms. The core is engaged during the workout, so your stomach muscles will also get a workout.
The smooth, low-impact glide of the elliptical is a fun way to get a great workout for people of all ages.
There’s sure to be a model that fits your training and budget needs. Some of the leading models are: Octane Fitness Q35c Elliptical, Life Fitness X8 Basic Elliptical, Vision Fitness S7100 Suspension Trainer, AFG 3.0 AE Elliptical, LifeCore Fitness LC985vg Elliptical.