Showing posts with label elliptical cross trainer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label elliptical cross trainer. Show all posts

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Equipping a Gym at Home to Keep Fit

American journalist and commentator on social issues, Joan Walsh had rightly said, “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs!” Yes, climbing the stairs is an ideal exercise to remain trim, fit and healthy.

Interestingly, one among the much acclaimed the 5BX Plan (five basic exercises) of Royal Canadian Air Force, formulated by Dr. Bill Orban in the late 1950s included going up the staircase, two at a time. This plan consists of six charts in sequence and each chart has five work-outs with a prescribed time limit.

Well, in the present era of fast moving life, you can opt for suitable systems and allied aids for workouts that could be carried out either at one’s own home or in a gymnasium. There are exclusive companies like the Delhi-based Cardio Fitness India with branches in almost all the metropolitan cities in the country that deliver these fitness aids. These also could be procured through online and an executive from the company will also visit you to explain various guidelines in using the supplied utilities.

Elliptical Cross Trainer

For instance, you can order an elliptical cross trainer for variety of work-outs. Also known as cross-trainer or X-trainer it is a stationary simulated exercise machine on which you can practise climbing a staircase, walking and even running sans any pressure to the joints. Thus chances of injuries are literally eliminated. An elliptical trainer enables cardiovascular workouts from light to high intensity in tune with the speed of the exercise element of resistance preference set by you. There are manual and electrically operated versions of this machine.

Likewise, the fitness equipments suppliers have a wide range of kits. Some of these are:

  • Treadmills
  • Lifecycle Exercise Bikes – Upright and Recumbent
  • Home Gym
  • Dumbbells
  • Spa facilities etc.

Cardio Fitness also markets branded accessories of international standard.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Features of an Elliptical Cross Trainer

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. 

  • Elliptical Cross Trainer

  • 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.