Elliptical Workout Tips & Tricks | Fitness How To

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Elliptical trainers are a gym favorite. Not only is this cardio machine joint friendly, but it is also super versatile. You can go forward and backward, work your arms and legs, or focus on your core. Here are some tips to get the most out of this machine for your next elliptical workout.

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73 COMMENTS

  1. This is so helpful! I hope you guys can do more demo videos like this for other common equipments at the gym. I'd love to know what we can do with cable system!

  2. I love my elliptical! PROFORM!! It comes with Jillian Michaels training. You just put the chip in the machine n she guides you! The best investment ever!! HSN.com people!!:):)

  3. Im glad you suggested to her to go hands-free. I think that makes it a true lower body workout. Much harder on the lower body than when resting the hands or pushing with the arms.

    Its embarressing maybe to be watched going hands free but…boy its the real deal!

  4. elliptical is such a worthless machine/workout. imagine yourself walking/jogging on air, that would be the equivalent. no use of actual body strength, the machine does half of it for you. go run on a track, a field or hell at the very least use a treadmill. now if someone is injured, has a medical condition, or is elderly than i can see the use of this as more of a physical therapy or entry level exercise, but as a core workout…what a joke.

  5. Another tip that really makes the elliptical a lot more effective. When you push down on the pedals, instead of standing tall and using the momentum of the elliptical to carry yourself to the next stride, instead pull your butt down and back a little, kind of like you're sitting down, then pedal. Make sure the strides are smooth. Don't make a stride, let the momentum carry you, and pedal with the other foot at the very last second so that you're just keeping the momentum going. Make sure to pedal at the very beginning of the stride. It's like 35 percent more effective and will burn your quads quick.

  6. I recently started going to the gym, and my go to machine is the Elliptical. Trying to work myself into the whole working out routine. I usually just get in the machine and go. Glad I saw the core workout. Gonna give it a try. Thanks!

  7. Классный аппарат! Покупали такой себе в загородный дом в Зоне Спорта – просто космический тренажёр! Качество работы магазина просто на высоте, как попали на другую планету.

  8. i ussually get 20 minutes a day on that machine at home… 😁 it makes me sweat a lottttttt, much better than any cardio machine and less or non possible injury 👍

  9. Спасибо за обзор! Мало информативных видео по этой модели. Машина отличная, тихая, плавная, заниматься комфортно. Купил эллипсоид через интернет магазин Зона Спорта.

  10. Hello what do you think about Dragon 3 bike ? (12kg inertial) Do you think it is enough for a regular practice if I hope losing my cellulite with 30-45’ exercises?
    Or I should invest in Futura Care 3 (20kg inertial) ?

  11. The proper way to use an elliptical is to stand on it. start pedaling to turn it in, realize that it is about as useless as taking a diet pill from amazon while still going to McDonald's 2 times a day and move on to something real like an arc trainer, treadmill, stepper or stepmill. if you aren't sweating….. your are NOT working out. elliptical machines are just to keep you in an orbit of made up caloric burn values and highly exaggerated distance/work accomplished. but yeah going backwards totally changes all of that.

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