Exercise Equipment

Elliptical Machines

All fitness-related elliptical machines also called ellipticals. Elliptical exercisers, elliptical gliders, and elliptical cross trainers are known by a variety of brand names. They are the latest addition to the vast range of fitness equipments. These machines add variety to the fitness regime. These machines have gained immense popularity in a short span of time. This is because they are not too expensive and are easy to use. Some opine that ellipticals are on the verge of taking over treadmills. Like treadmills they can be used in homes. They are regarded as capable of providing a total body work out.

Elliptical machines are best meant for low-impact exercise. Those seeking a complete cardiovascular workout and aerobic exercises within the confine of their homes are best suited to elliptical machines. It is an excellent fitness equipment for older people who can have a full-body workout without risking joint injuries and strains. But, before starting a workout based on elliptical machines, it is advisable to consult your doctor. There are certain precautions prescribed for people with joint and spinal problems. Always do some warm-up exercises before using an elliptical machine. Avoid using weights when on a elliptical machine. Stop exercising if you feel dizzy or too tired. Do not forget to wind-up in a proper manner by gradually reducing the intensity of the exercise.