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Elliptical trainers have become part of the landscape of gyms for a good amount of time now. As most gym equipment does elliptical trainers have made there way to the home user. Now as competition grows in the home market for elliptical’s most people have the same concerns. The concerns for the home user are usually size and how loud the machine is. While the size is dependent on the size you have available we decided to look into the quietest elliptical on the market.
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Are elliptical machines good for cyclists?
Yes. Training with an elliptical can help increase a cyclist’s aerobic capacity, which is essential for a good performance. It can also help cross train the muscles.

What is an elliptical machine?
An elliptical machine is one that helps delivers an aerobic workout by simultaneously working the upper and lower body. It combines eliminates of stairstepping and walking/jogging to achieve that effect.
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The NordicTrack 990 Elliptical provides a cardio workout that utilizes a drive belt for resistance. Ellipticals often offer a quality workout, while causing less impact on the user’s knees and joints. For the elliptical machine to be effective, it is important to know how to maintain and tighten the drive belt.

Instructions:

1. Make sure to unplug the elliptical before you start any maintnance to avoid injury.

2. Remove the cover that is located on the back of the machine. This cover sits over the flywheel and protects the
drive belt from exposure. Yow will need a Phillips head screwdriver to complete this task.

3. The belt inside resembles a large rubber band and is connected around a large wheel to a smaller spindle.
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How Many Miles is 5000 Steps on an Elliptical Machine ?

February 21, 2011

The first part of figuring this out is to determine the stride length of the 5000 steps. Not all machines are equal and this is the determining factor in calculating the miles traveled by the number of steps. Most elliptical machines will have a display which you can look at to determine your miles traveled, [...]

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How Do I Determine Stride Length For An Elliptical Machine ?

February 7, 2011

The longest possible total width of the motion that the elliptical machine can make is the stride length. You have to figure out if it is a front-drive elliptical machine or a rear-drive elliptical machine. Find the foot pedals and the flywheel. The flywheel is in front of the pedals on a front-drive elliptical machine. [...]

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How Much To Pay For An Elliptical Machine ?

January 31, 2011

When deciding to purchase your own elliptical machine, you need to take into account the amount of space available as well as budget. There are very small, compact machines that can be purchased for around $100. The downfall with these machines is that there is a tendency to have a short life span and need [...]

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How Many Revolutions on an Elliptical Equal A Mile ?

January 24, 2011

Converting the revolutions of an elliptical wheel into miles is really quite simple once you have all the numbers and the formula. Because the numbers will be different based on the model of machine you are using, you will likely need to figure the numbers first before converting the revolutions into miles. First, you need [...]

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What is Elliptical Training ?

January 24, 2011

Unlike other cardiovascular exercises—walking and running—elliptical machines offer a “low-impact” alternative to working out. What this means is that there is very little stress applied to bones, joints, muscles and ligaments while using the machine, decreasing the risk of injuries. Studies have shown that using an elliptical machine (or cross-trainer, as they are sometimes also [...]

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Is There Any Rolling Table or Platform That is Strong Enough to Hold an Elliptical Machine ?

January 18, 2011

As an owner of an elliptical machine myself, besides the treadmill, this would be in the top five of the heaviest pieces of exercise equipment. First and foremost, a rolling table has too many factors with weight shift and making it sturdy enough that it doesn’t move or loosen up from the vibration. Your only [...]

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How Much Does it Cost The Reebok RL525 Elliptical ?

January 17, 2011

The Reebok RL525 elliptical trainer is a model that runs in the price range of around $600. The reviews of this model suggest that one could purchase a similarly priced model which will stand up to use more readily. Because of the technology used in this model, it features more moving parts which are subject [...]

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