This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th... Read more
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The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
A comfort zone is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to work out there.
Comfort is defined as, "a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or discomfort." That sounds conducive to napping in a hammock, getting a massa... Read more
If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f... Read more
Elliptical, high resistance interval training. If you aren't used to it, start with just 10 mins and build up. 2 mins @15 resistance followed by 2 mins @12 resistance. Work your way up to 17/20 then increase time.... Read more
Does anyone know anything about Water Intoxication? My personal trainer told me its best to drink half your weight in (oz)water, every day. I've read the average woman should drink 91 ounces, daily. For the past several days, I've been drinking just... Read more
Are there any trainers, nutritionists, etc who could tell me if protein bars are really good for you/effective? I have the Muscle Milk ones. Seem to be more natural, though still processed.... Read more
Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whateverI try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I ca... Read more
Try the interval program on the elliptical trainer. For 5 months I used the elliptical regularly in the 1 to 3 resistance level. I didn't think I could do more. Then I tried the interval program. I not only could I do it, but I burned far more calori... Read more
This team is for anyone who participates in music groups, programs, or just loves music. Please join in offering support in weight loss, building health and stamina, and sharing our love of music.... Read more
I know plenty of people who love their elliptical trainers—and there is plenty of reason to. The elliptical mimics the motion of walking or running but with very little impact on the joints. That means it's more comfortable for you to get y... Read more
Having trouble staying fit while managing your career? A good workout doesn't require fancy machines or hours of free time. Lose weight, boost your metabolism and increase your energy with these six smart office exercise tips. NOTE: To avoid inj... Read more
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