Buying an Elliptical Cross Trainer

The elliptical cross trainer has revolutionised the fitness industry in recent years and sales in the USA are now outstripping sales of the ever popular treadmill. It is an amazing piece of home gym equipment because it delivers a whole body cardio workout that will not only transform your physique but will also boost your overall level of health and wellbeing.

The elliptical cross trainer allows you to exercise your legs, tummy, buttocks, abs and arms all at the same time and this is great if you want to burn through the calories. Because it is a low-impact piece of equipment there is less negative force on your muscles and joints; this means you have a far lower chance of sustaining an injury and that the product is safe for all abilities and ages.

When shopping for a cross trainer there are a few things to look out for:

Pre-Programmed Exercise Routines

You are more likely to achieve good results of you buy an elliptical cross trainer with an onboard computer which allows you to choose from a variety of pre-programmed routines. Without this you are more than likely just going to “go through the motions” rather than complete a routine that will challenge you. Many quality cross trainers now feature an onboard computer and if you want to get the best results for your money this is certainly a feature you should be looking for.

Adjustable Resistance

Over time and with regular exercise our bodies will become used to a frequent routine. You want your cross trainer to meet your physical needs, not matter if you are a beginner or an advanced fitness fanatic. Therefore look for a model which allows you to set your own resistance level. As a beginner, or indeed if you want a good cardio workout, you should select a low resistance level. As you become stronger, or if you want to burn through fat, you should increase the intensity level to make the workout harder and more challenging.

Size and Storage

It is OK having a huge, bulky cross trainer in the gym, but do you really want something that is going to dominate a room in your home when it is not in use? Many good quality cross trainers are supplied so they can be folded away when not in use. OK, they won’t be compact enough to slide under the bed, but they will be less bulky and cumbersome than none folding models. Think about the space in your home before buying.

An elliptical cross trainer is a firm favourite, thanks to its ease of use and amazing results. Buy one today and start your health, fitness and weight loss journey right away. Good luck!

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