Elliptical trainers help burning calories without exerting your joints. They offers low-impact workout. Immense fat-burning and fitness effect can be obtained by using cross-trainers as it offers a perfect combination of cadence and high resistance. Top benefits of using elliptical trainer are as under:
- Less stress on joints :- As compared to running, working out on an elliptical trainer is less rigorous for joints. The machine reduces stress on legs as the motion it follows is elliptical. The shape of the trainer replicates the natural motion of ankle, knee and hip joints while walking or running. It is said that running affects not only your joints but also lower back.
- Fix tender muscles :- A study that compared muscle motion pattern of quadriceps while walking on ground and on a treadmill, stationary bikes, cross trainer, clearly revealed that elliptical cross trainer produce greater quadriceps utilization than any other mode.
- Core muscle exertion :- An elliptical workout ensures utilization of core group muscles, chest, shoulder, biceps and triceps. Furthermore, the upper body exertion is also taken care of as the workout posture is upright. If you go hands-free and make use of railing you have an option to increase balance and training effects as well.
- Burns fat :- A high intensity workout helps reducing excess body fat massively. As per a study in the Journal of obesity, intermittent exercises are more effective at dissolving abdominal and subcutaneous fat than other exertion exercises. Experts suggest than performing such kind of working by balancing between moderate and rigorous sessions. Furthermore, adding weight lifting, resistance training and other such exercises along with elliptical training help decreasing your body fat greatly. Facts furnished in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
In terms of calorie burning an elliptical trainer can be close to a treadmill, but an elliptical has a long stride length and ensures maximum calorie burn and has an ability to maximize your training effects with adjustable stride length.