Our NordicTrack elliptical trainers are one of the top sellers here at NordicTrackCoupons.com, right up there with our NordicTrack treadmills. So in a recent post when we recently talked about Getting the Most from Your Treadmill Workouts, it occurred to us that many of you may want the same information, yet pertaining to elliptical trainers.
Elliptical trainers can give you one of the best cardio workouts, if used properly that is. If you all you are doing is hopping on and striding away for 20-30 minutes then calling it good, you are not utilizing your elliptical to its full potential.
While the elliptical delivers a great cardio workout, the best thing about this machine is its ability to build strength and muscle endurance to your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves, while still working your arms, chest, and back with the use of the handles. According to an article titled How to Use the Elliptical for Fat Loss from LiveStrong.com, “the elliptical is a powerhouse among cardio equipment because it allows you to use a large amount of muscle. The more muscles that are working, the more calories you’ll be burning.” [Read more…]