LifeFitness X-3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer High-Intensity, Low-Impact Trainer
|Lifefitness X-3 Elliptical Cross Trainer
There's No Denying The Need for Cardiovascular Exercise, Now Do It With Less Stress On Your BodyWe know this kind of exercise will burn lots of calories, strengthen our heart muscle, help us breathe more easily, give us more energy and even give us a mood boost.
In the last decade, one of the more popular ways to get a good cardiovascular workout has been through the use of Elliptical Cross Trainers. These machines are an effective and fun way to exercise indoors!
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Probably the most well known benefit of using an elliptical is that they provide an amazing low-impact workout. Although your legs are moving against resistance, your feet never leave the surface of the footpads, so there is very little or no impact on your knees, hips, ankles or back, as there might be when you go on a run.
This feature alone has drawn many —whether by choice or by necessity—to the elliptical. In fact, many people have been told by their doctor that they need to stop running, or at least reduce their high impact exercise and add a low impact alternative into their weekly routine. The elliptical cross trainer can be that perfect substitute.
But that's not the only feature that people like about ellipticals. There is also a 2 for 1 benefit, the fact that you can tone your legs and your arms simultaneously while training your heart. You can see here that while the legs move in a natural motion, the resistance can be adjusted to be as challenging as you'd like, making it a great workout for your legs. At the same time, the handlebars provide you with arm movement - so you not only get the bonus of sculpting the arms, but you increase the intensity and the calorie burn by using your whole body. The more muscle groups involved, the more calories burned.
How much resistance and how hard you push yourself is an individual thing, but people who use ellipticals will tell you that the perceived exertion feels easier than when doing other forms of cardio training. Because there is no jarring or jumping movements, the legs stay in a low-impact, constant striding motion. And, since the effort is split between your arms and your legs, you can work hard and not feel like you are exerting yourself as much as you truly are. Many first time users are surprised at their elevated heart rate and calorie burn compared to their perceived effort.
In addition to these benefits, the elliptical provides you with the opportunity to get multiple workouts on one machine. Changing the stride length, reversing the leg motions, pushing or pulling the arms - these are just some of the variables that create a new and different workout each time you get on the elliptical cross-trainer. Plan your own interval workout, or try one of the pre-programmed workouts to let the machine be your personal trainer.
And of course, the key to anything you have in your home is how it adapts in your environment. The Lifefitness X3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer is made to fit in most homes and is smooth and quiet while you are using it so you can hear what is going on around you.
Try out an elliptical cross-trainer and experience the benefits of a high-intensity, low-impact workout that meets the needs of almost any excersizer.
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