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elliptical vs. treadmill

  1. Exercise Tips for Living a Fast Paced Life

    Let’s not get it twisted, for the majority of us, the reason we exercise is so that we look good. Being in awesome shape and looking like you have been conditioning with Kobe Bryant, is what makes the months of June, July and August, so fun and exciting! In the wintertime, it is too cold to wear less clothes in order to show off our fantastic bodies. But the problem is, it is close to impossible to turn your body into a lean, mean, fighting machine, in a matter of months, let alone days. Therefore, one must dedicate themselves to getting on the treadmill, lifting weights on the home gym and climbing steps on a stair-climber, long before it is time to put away the sweatshirts and sweaters for the summer. Way too often, people are looking for the quick fix when it comes time to put those shorts and tank top on. One way to make sure your body looks healthy, fit and trim, is to use home fitness equipment on a regular basis, to increase agility, endurance, strength, while toning and

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  2. Are Elliptical Machines Better for Working Out than Treadmills?

    Elliptical or treadmill? There is a lot of literature on the comparisons between the two, but there are two things that can't be argued against. One, if you really like running on a treadmill and dislike ellipticals, you should clearly use the treadmill. Secondly, elliptical machines, also referred to as Cross-Trainers, are better for our knees, hips and ankles than treadmills are.  When I go to the gym, it seems like ellipticals are more popular than treads. The vast majority of fitness experts and athletes that we surveyed agree that elliptical machines such as the Life Fitness 95Xi and Precor AMT 100i are probably better than treadmills because Cross-Trainers elevate user heart rate and burn calories and at the same time, they do not do harm to your knees and other body parts, like regular

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