Why are Elliptical Machines one of the best pieces of Equipment for your home gym?
Elliptical machines mimic the normal elliptical motion of the foot while walking or running while offering you extremely low impact exercise. This is important because when doing any cardiovascular exercise, you need to stay on a piece of fitness equipment for anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to receive the complete health benefits. That being said, it is a lot of time to be stressing your joints! Exercises like jogging and even walking can be hard on the joints, but the gliding motion of an Elliptical Machine causes zero impact!
Therefore, the benefit is a total lower-body workout, using all of your leg muscles while simultaneously using your arms, the elliptical motion benefits your upper body as well. While the upper-body workout is not the same as lifting weights, it does offer a more complete workout, and makes your exercise more efficient.
The moving handlebars on the Elliptical Trainer are designed to simulate cross-country skiing, and taking advantage of that will help tone your arms and shoulders with minimum effort.
Because the Elliptical Trainer works both your upper body and lower body simultaneously (legs, back, shoulders, chest, biceps and triceps), there is yet another added benefit. Your heart rate will climb faster, which allows you to receive benefits of cardiovascular training in a minimum amount of time! This in turn will help you gain faster results in your fitness goals and weight reduction goals!
In closing remember Elliptical Machines are fun, easy to use and give you years of great results for all your fitness goals!