Dear Elliptical Users…
I don’t mind doing cardio, however I don’t love it. When I’m on the elliptical, I’m wishing that I am anywhere but there. To pass time, I crank the tunes and people watch. Does that sound creepy!?
Dear Elliptical Users,
It has been brought to my attention that you might be doing a few things wrong. Before you run me out of the gym, hear me out.
Your resistance is zero.
You might feel really awesome spinning fast without resistance, however you aren’t going to see results! You need to have enough resistance to push and pull through your stride. Continue at a moderate pace until you feel like you’ve done all you can do. Remember, you are only cheating yourself with no resistance.
You don’t work your upper half
Move the handles, and work your upper body.
You need to stand up straight, don’t lean on the machine and hang on for dear life. When you stand up straight, you will help lengthen your abs. And it will allow you to engage your core, and work more of your upper body.
You are doing the same thing over, and over and over again!
Please, for the sake of your body….change it up! Try some intervals!
You never change direction!
Going backwards will stop you from getting bored! AND it switches things up for the larger muscles that do the hardest work. What happens when you move forward? You work your quads! What happens when you move backwards? You put emphasis on your hamstrings and glutes.
The gym has more than just ellipticals
It doesn’t hurt to try something new! Change it up, it will do your body some good!
The girl who wishes it wasn’t cardio day!
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