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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 10,290
11/19/18 5:04 A

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You really work out on this machine!



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11/1/18 4:29 P

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Good info! Thanks!! emoticon



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11/1/18 4:05 P

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Well, whatever you do, mix it up with other machines! (:

"According to the Spine Health website’s Megan Tyner, an ACE certified personal trainer, a recumbent bike is recommended for individuals who have suffered a back injury. This is because you are in a seated position, which supports the majority of your weight and provides a lower impact workout than the elliptical machine. According to the MayoClinic.com website, the elliptical machine is a good alternative to joggers who suffer from knee, hip or back pain. But if you continue to experience discomfort in your knees, you should chose a recumbent bike over an elliptical."

https://healthyliving.azcentral.com/elliptical-exercise-equipment-vs-recumbent-bike-9066.html
https://www.sportsrec.com/529856-the-recumbent-bike-vs-the-elliptical-for-knees.html
https://homefitnessup.com/recumbent-bike-vs-elliptical/
https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/ask-well-recumbent-bike-vs-upright-bike-vs-elliptical-machine/

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11/1/18 11:49 A

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START SLOW - and keep going. It's not unlike running in that the first 5-10 minutes are the hardest and then your heart and lungs say, "oh, that's what you wanted me to do!" and they level out. I started just doing a few minutes a day, then add 30 seconds to a minute. Now i can go home at lunch and do 20-30 minutes while watching TV (shhhh...don't tell SP i watch TV while i exercise! LOL!)
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11/1/18 9:43 A

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I have an elliptical. I can only go about 3 mins on it because my heart starts pounding. I am not that deconditioned. Is this normal?

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10/2/18 5:01 A

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I have a Gazelle Edge. It's cheap and reliable, can be folded, and is as hard or easy as you want it to be. One downside that I see is that they squeak if not lubricated. I wear headphones and don't care. Just another idea to check out.

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9/30/18 10:02 A

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yes, and I love/hate it. Lots of good workouts, but it is tough!

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9/26/18 7:16 A

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Use it for as long as you can. Your body will tell you!



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9/22/18 4:53 P

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Leaning towards getting one for upper and lower workout. Winter months keep us at home snowed in at times so this would be a good addition to our home gym.

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9/22/18 8:29 A

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I've used an elliptical for years. I get a more intense workout with low impact. I do not like treadmills. The elliptical gets my heart rate up more than just walking on a treadmill



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9/9/18 8:54 P

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a lot of people like it. Good fitness machine. People either like treadmill or elliptical


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8/27/18 12:24 A

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I'm waaaaay past 50.

Any pros or cons about using an eliptical machine to stay fit?



Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 8/27/2018 (00:39)
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