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How to Build Endurance on an Elliptical Machine

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How to Build Endurance on an Elliptical Machine

With its ability to help you build muscle in both the upper and lower body, the elliptical machine is also an excellent choice for building endurance. If building endurance is one of your fitness goals, here are some ways you can use your elliptical to achieve those goals. Set Achievable Goals Oftentimes, beginners jump on the elliptical and set the resistance levels too high or work out at a pace that is too fast. While it is great to be motivated and to push yourself to that next level, starting off too fast can also result in injury or make...

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Exercise Bike Workout Ideas for Beginners

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Exercise Bike Workout Ideas for Beginners

Working out with an exercise bike is a great option for both beginners and those who are already in great shape. Not only are exercise bikes convenient and safe to use, but they also offer a variety of workout options to suit the needs of anyone who is looking to either increase their fitness or maintain the fitness they have already achieved. Getting Started Using an exercise bike is a great way to improve cardio, to increase endurance and to build muscle. This is particularly true if you wish to build muscle in your legs, with the quads and hamstrings...

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Elliptical vs. Exercise Bike - What’s the Difference?

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Elliptical vs. Exercise Bike - What’s the Difference?

If you are interested in getting in shape, consider purchasing an elliptical or an exercise bike to add to your home gym. Both pieces of equipment offer excellent opportunities for improving your overall level of health, but understanding the differences between these options will help you to better determine which option is best for you. Exploring the Elliptical Elliptical machines are unique in that they allow you to work on your legs and arms while also improving cardio. To use an elliptical machine, you simply stand in an upright position and hold onto the handles. You then slide the footrests...

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Should I Do Cardio or Weight Training First?

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Should I Do Cardio or Weight Training First?

It is no secret that the key to getting a fit physique and reaching optimal health is to engage in both cardio and strength training. If you are short on time and need to get both your cardio and your strength training in during one workout session, you may be wondering which one you should do first. According to most experts, it is best to do strength training before engaging in cardio such as on ellipticals, treadmills or indoor cycles. Read on to learn why. Getting the Most from Your Strength Training Workout Several studies have been conducted in order to...

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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Stationary Recumbent Bike

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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Stationary Recumbent Bike

As you explore your exercise bike options, you may be considering purchasing a stationary recumbent bike. While they look quite different from the traditional road bike, they do offer a number of benefits that should be taken into consideration. In fact, here is a look at the top 5 reasons to use a recumbent bike. Reason #1: Comfort Reason #2: Safety Since the seat on a recumbent bicycle is lower to the ground with the pedals in front rather than below the rider, they have a lower center of gravity. For those with balance issues, recumbent bicycles offer a safer...

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