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April 29, 2022 4 min read

Although most of us know very well that consuming too many calories will lead to weight gain, living in this era of delicious food prevalence, no one can resist the temptation of delicious food, and you may be no exception. However, becoming obese will bring you a series of problems such as harmful to your health and out of shape. Therefore, in order to prevent diseases and out of shape, it is necessary to take regular exercise. Nowadays, most people may prefer to go to the gym for exercise, because there are many kinds of fitness equipment that can be used at one time. But I think it's a better choice to buy a piece of good fitness equipment such as an elliptical cross trainer to exercise at home, because you can get good exercise results from it without leaving home.

Use the Elliptical Cross Trainer at Home

The elliptical exercise machine (also called cross-training machine) is a kind of fixed exercise equipment, which is used to imitate climbing stairs, walking or running. Nowadays, it is not only ubiquitous in any commercial gym, but more and more people also bring it into home gymnasiums. But sadly, in recent years, the reputation of elliptical trainer is not very good, because many people who don't know it well have many misconceptions about it. It is said that compared with other aerobic exercise equipment, it is too simple, ineffective and boring. But the good news is that none of the above is true. In order to let more people know the real benefits of elliptical exercise machine, I will list four misconceptions that most people have about it and correct themin the following article. I hope you can benefit from it.

1. Its exercise effect is not good
In fact, exercise with elliptical exercise machine can bring very good exercise effect. I will explain from the following three points. First of all, research shows that elliptical exercise machine can make your heart beat faster than any aerobic exercise equipment such as running exercise machine. Exercising on it can effectively strengthen your heart, improve your breathing ability and thus promote your cardiopulmonary function. Secondly, almost all your muscles can be strengthened during exercise with it. Elliptical exercise machine is a piece of excellent fitness equipment for exercising and getting strong arms. Push and pull its handlebars can effectively exercise and strengthen biceps and triceps on your arms. Besides the arm muscles, you can also exercise and strengthen your lower limb muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calvesby stepping back and forth on the pedals of the elliptical exercise machine. While exercising your arm and leg muscles, elliptical exercise machine can also strengthen your hip and abdominal muscles. Finally, workout on elliptical machine can burn a lot of fat. During the exercise on it, as most of the muscles of the body are used, you will burn a lot of calories and consume energy. Therefore, elliptical exercise machine is also the perfect machine to help you lose weight.

2. It lacks variation
In fact, elliptical exercise machine is one of the most diversified machines in terms of benefits and results. But people often ignore all its functions. Instead of simply pedaling, you can make endless modifications to it to use it for more challenging exercises. First, you can adjust the slope and resistance settings of the elliptical trainer. Increasing the slope can make your training more difficult, so as to exercise your legs and hips better. On the other hand, increasing resistance will increase your exercise volume, heart rate and oxygen intake, and at the same time enhance cardiovascular intensity. This will make you sweat more during exercise to achieve better exercise results. Secondly, try to combine low-intensity interval training with high-intensity interval training. You can alternate two types of training by adjusting the setting of elliptical exercise machine, so that your heart rate can be accelerated in a short time and your body can also have enough rest time. Once you are familiar with the elliptical exercise machine and its controls, you will never be bored again. It is full of variations.

Adjust the Resistance of the Elliptical Machine to Achieve Better Exercise Effect

3. It is harmful to joints
In fact, the elliptical cross trainer has little impact on the joints, and does no harm to the joints. Your knees, ankles, hips and other joints may be hit during running or other strenuous aerobic exercises. However, the elliptical exercise machine moves smoothly and does not cause any vibration to the joints like running. Therefore, it can not only protect your joints from harm, but also reduce your risk of injury.

4. It is for women to use
Any assumption that exercise is aimed at one gender or another is completely wrong. Overall, cardiovascular health is not feminine (or masculine), and elliptical exercise machine is no exception. From endurance training to full-body exercise, it offers many incredible benefits. It is a perfect choice for men and women who want to increase endurance, burn calories or strengthen muscle strength through high resistance exercise.

Whether you want to lose weight, strengthen muscle strength, or do exercises that don't harm your joints, the elliptical trainer should be your preferred aerobic exercise equipment. Don't let these misconceptions prevent you from using it for high-quality exercise!

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