This article by Self.com covers the basics of an elliptical workout. The things you need to keep in mind are that while it’s low impact and thus better for your joints, it also doesn’t expend as much energy or calories as something like a treadmill. To compensate you can put in a longer workout, vary your speeds throughout the workout and up the resistance on the machine. It also includes a very handy 20 minute workout schedule.
- the elliptical is a great way to work up a sweat
- alternate between high resistance and low resistance for the best results
- choose a elliptical machine with arm support for extra intensity
“”Training on the elliptical is a weight-bearing workout, but it’s low impact on your body because you don’t strike the ground with every stride”.”