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
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
It’s easy to want to count the calories when beginning a workout program. But, you don’t need to run 10 miles each day to effectively burn calories! It is good to consistently engage in physical activity each and every week. This will cre... 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
Congratulations! You’ve decided that this is the perfect time to finally get in shape. Have you priced out exercise equipment or gym memberships yet? If not, brace yourself for a bit of sticker shock! Getting in shape can take a significant chu... Read more
I am pretty good about going to the gym and working out 3-4 days a week. I do strength training classes some Pilates, Zumba. I feel like I am not targeting specific areas enough. Also I have a knee injury so not sure if I am articulating all movement... Read more
I just purchased a TRX Suspension trainer for my home. I have been using one in the gym for some upper body for a few weeks now. My DS(16) uses one in the gym all the time for his elite athlete development.
Is this considered strength training... Read more
I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice concerning the cardio portion of my workout. For a couple of months I have done 30 minutes a day on the arc trainer. I started at a resistance of 15 and am now at resistance 20. A trainer at my gym su... Read more
I own an elliptical that has various settings. I started out using the strength training setting and wonder if this or any other setting helps build muscles. I stated out doing 5 minutes and have worked my way up to 20 minutes.... Read more
If you're using one at the gym which do you prefer - a standard elliptical or the (precor machines) Elliptical Cross Trainers? Do you feel one gives you a better workout than another?
I know there are other options for cardio workouts as well:)... 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
For two years now I have been doing twenty four minutes of mild cardio on an elliptical trainer instead of getting into my car and going to McDonalds.As Im working my bod I honestly dont miss the greaseburgers. Think about it, years of foregoing a cr... Read more
Actress Renée Zellweger is SELF magazine’s October cover girl. In the article, she talks about facing her fears, running for breast cancer awareness, and how her own brush with breast cancer (which turned out to be nothing more than a scare) only rei... 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
The following story is one that’s been circulating for awhile. I believe it holds a very important message regarding appropriately setting priorities in our lives.
A professor of philosophy stood before his class with some items in front of him... Read more
100 The week is almost over. And tomorrow is weigh in day. Wish me luck. I hope Im at least down a lb.
43 Yesterday was a good day. Ate within calorie range. Had a good dinner and having the leftovers for lunch. It was a day off (working ou... Read more
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