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Get fit and feel great with an elliptical
When running is too high-impact, stationary bikes too repetitive and stair climbing too strenuous, elliptical trainers offer the perfect middle ground. These cardio exercise machines require you to pedal your feet in an elliptical motion, creating an optimized balance between cardio training and muscle engagement without the need for strenuous repeated impacts that affect your joints and cause pain. Many cardio trainers also have movable handles that help propel the machine and allow for total-body workout involvement, and you can also get a machine that has variable resistance and incline levels with different programs that give you distinct programs for variety and increasing challenges to keep your workouts effective. Daily Saves's Ellipticals department has cardio trainers in this specific style with a variety of different features so you can find the right match for your exercise needs, all at Every Day Low Prices.
As you shop through this department, you may notice some two-in-one elliptical trainers that offer both an elliptical cardio machine function and an additional cardio machine function. Often, this additional function comes in the form of a stationary bike. These machines may require your to make some physical adjustments on the machine, like folding the handlebars down or folding a seat up, to create the right format for each of the two included exercise machine functions. If you like to vary your workouts or if you live in a household with other people who want to work out but prefer using a stationary bike over an elliptical, these machines are an efficient solution that allows you to save space.
Other than 2-in-1 elliptical options, the Ellipticals department also offers some low-profile machine designs that can allow you to get elliptical pedal-motion training just about anywhere. From full-size elliptical trainers with handlebars that fold up for convenient storage to small pedal-only units that can slide under a desk or table for easy storage, these space-saving cardio machines give you the ability to work out at home or even in your office when space is limited. Whether you live in a small studio apartment or your home simply doesn't have a lot of extra space for bulky workout equipment, these small ellipticals give you all the low-impact motion benefits of a standard elliptical. The exception to this, of course, is that pedal-only models don't have built-in upper-body workout features like handles, but you can make up for this by swinging your arms, using resistance bands or even holding small hand weights as you pedal in place.
What is a magnetic elliptical?
Elliptical trainers tend to use either magnets or air pressure to create the resistance that makes this form of exercise so effective. Resistance requires you to exert more effort to move the pedals and handles, which adds both aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (muscle) exercise to the workout. Magnetic ellipticals create resistance by moving a magnet closer to or further away from the flywheel that drives the pedals and handles depending on which level of resistance you set. Air-resistance ellipticals have fans with blades that push air downwards. In either case, you'll be working harder the higher you set the resistance on your machine. Though they sound more advanced, magnetic ellipticals can be quite affordable, and they're generally much quieter than air-resistance ellipticals. If noise level is a concern for you, you may want to focus on magnetic ellipticals as you shop.
Using an elliptical to anchor your home gym
Elliptical trainers are a great choice for people of all ages and fitness levels. If you're trying to get back in shape or need to lose weight and don't want to join a gym, these cardio machines are a great anchor for a gym setup at home. You can choose an elliptical design that works for the amount of space you have available and add in hand weights, kettlebells, resistance bands, exercise balls and other portable exercise equipment to round out your options and allow for a total-body workout. Even if you don't have a lot of space, a pedal-only elliptical and a set of dumbbells can be all you need to get a full workout in the comfort of your own home. If you don't have a lot of options for out-of-home gyms where you live or if you're self-conscious about working out in public, this can be a great way to establish a fitness routine. Elliptical trainers are a particularly good choice for injured, out-of-shape, overweight and elderly people because the low-impact nature of the exercise is easier to sustain than high-impact activities like running. In addition, most ellipticals allow you to slowly ratchet up resistance to improve your conditioning over time.