The motion of the elliptical machine provides low impact because your feet never leave the footpads. It creates a smooth and continuous movement that eliminates the stress on your joints. These Elliptical programs will provide you with a totally impact free cardio workout routine while optimizing the cardiovascular benefits and creating a total body workout.
- The elliptical machine can go both forward and backwards. Both directions trigger a different muscular response. Going forward tends to stimulate the hamstrings more and going backward tends to stimulate the quadriceps more.
- Performing the elliptical motion, without holding onto any handlebars, calls upon the core muscles to be constantly contracted.
- Elliptical machines have moving handlebars for participants to get an upper body workout at the same time as a lower body workout. The moving handle bars simulate cross-country skiing and increases the overall intensity of the workout and calories burned. The repetitive arm movement may also lead to a toning effect on the arm muscles.