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1 Elliptical Trainer Kyle Davis Constructed for the gym and built to last for all who want a great workout…….Elliptical Trainer Kyle Davis
2 What is an Elliptical Trainer? An elliptical trainer also known as cross-trainerStationary exercise machine used to simulate walking or runningWithout causing excessive pressure to the jointsDecreases the risk of impact injuries.
3 How did Ellipticals start? Larry D. Miller created the Elliptical trainers in 90’sIdea was to take the running motion +put it into a machineTheme was to puts less strain on the jointsEarly 2000’s bigger demand in Health clubsHmmm yes It’ll be perfect!!
4 How did Ellipticals start? Cont.. Became the most popular equipment inUse of elliptical trainers grew 260 percentMany major fitness manufacturers have made home modelsMore convenient way to use for public
5 How do Elliptical Trainers work? Elliptical trainers feature large sturdy framesSurrounded by a pair of large rails.User puts his or her feet into a set of foot platesHe or she then pushes forward and back with their legsMovement pattern based on the biomechanics of runningINJURYReduces Injury!!
6 How do Elliptical Trainers work? Cont…. These elliptical rails also called cross rampsCan be adjusted to various heightsRanging from 1 percent grade to 20 percent gradeDifficulty of the pedaling movement can also be controlledAll by the press of a button on the consoleLevels of intensity range from 1 to 15 on most machines.
7 What Muscles does a Elliptical work? Elliptical works a variety of muscle groupsHamstrings- When leg flexion occursCan be activated through the “hill climbing” optionQuadriceps- When leg extension occursWhile working this many muscles are activatedGluteus Maximus- When hip extension occursIncline = Great butt!
8 What Muscles does a Elliptical work? Cont…. Triceps + Chest- Activated through “pushing” motionAchieved by pushing and straitening the armsBiceps + Back- Activated through ‘pulling’ motionAchieved with elbow flexion of the armDeep Core Muscles- Activated when user runs without holding on
9 Most Importantly… THE HEART! Ellipticals train the cardiovascular systemThe Heart is activated constantlyHow hard this muscle works = how hard you work!
10 Major Companies that manufacturer these trainers? There are many companies that make the elliptical, the following are a few….
11 How much does these cost? Many varieties of EllipticalsFor home use or at most local gymsRange from small and compact to largeLife Fitness Cross Trainer= Around 2000$Smooth Fitness CE Series= 1200$-1500$Horizon EX Series= Around 500$
12 What are the benefits of using a Elliptical? Workout for people with hip, knee and back problemsMimic running without aggravating users jointsOffer a non-aggravating cardiovascular workoutCan range from light to high intensity based on the resistance
13 What are the benefits of using a Elliptical? Ellipticals also provide for a full range in workouts, these include:steady state programs with levelshill climbs with alternating rangesinterval training with different intesnity levelsCardio for those who are recovering from a injury /physical therapy
14 Why not a treadmill instead?! Is there EVEN a difference?!
15 Elliptical vs. Treadmill: Which is Better? Treadmill BenefitsVersatility- Uphill to levelEmulates Natural Movements- exactly like runningHigh Work Output-forces you to stay constantWeight Bearing Effect- helps strength, balance etc.Well-Researched- have been around 1800’s and are proven to work
16 Elliptical Benefits Non-Impact Conditioning- easy on the joints! Cross-Training Ability-allow for both upper and lower body exercise!Reverse Stride- run in reverse!Perceived Exertion Is Lower- You will feel like your not working as hard as you really are!
17 Elliptical Trainer Cons Less dynamic- no incline just intensity Less Weight Bearing Effect- not as much bone strengtheningMomentum- you can use machines own power to move it
18 Treadmill Cons Can Be Tough On Joints Safety Issue- such as falling off or injuryUnnatural Handles- nothing to hold onto in realityPosture Problems- can cause muscle imbalancesDifficulty- naturally is hard
19 Calorie Burn Elliptical Varies depending on personEstimating calories burns, if you weigh:125 pds workout for 30min =322 calories burned125 pds workout for 60min =645 calories burned150 pds workout for 30min =386 calories burned150 pds workout for 60min =773 calories burned
20 Bottom Line… Elliptical!!! Elliptical is a effective Cardiovascular machineMinimal impact on joints while trainingGood for beginners!Good for users in recovery from injury