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Elliptical exercise machines improve cardiovascular health

What can be done for creating a fit and strong body? We are not talking about bodybuilding type of a body, but a body with lean muscles and no extra fat. This can be done with the help of cardio workout, which is an excellent choice when it comes to fat burning. So, what is cardio and how can it be applied?

Cardio workout

The term cardio has been used for all those exercises that improve the functioning of cardiovascular system (heart muscle and blood vessels). Cardio workout is based on using low level of muscle strength, which does not exhaust muscles easily so the exercise can be performed continuously over a longer period. This is what actually makes the body spend more energy than with any other type of exercising, and what is also important, since the entire body is engaged, fat burning process is happening throughout all areas in the organism. It has to be said that there is also fat tissue inside the walls of inner organs, which can also be very problematic for cardiovascular health so it should be eliminated. But for this, dieting is needed besides exercising.

Exercising with elliptical trainer

It is not yet clear which exercise could be called the best when it comes to cardio workout, but it can be said that applying several different forms might be the optimum option. For example, elliptical exercise machines improve cardiovascular health and this exercise can be used as only a part of the training session, or as a complete session. When only elliptical is used, of course, only cardio workout is done, but it can also be combined with some free weight techniques for some muscle toning (free weight can be used for cardio too, when they are set at low level).

Elliptical exercise machine is a good fat burner and according to some experts, it is even better than treadmill. This is because arms are more involved, they are constantly pushing back and forward while holding the vertical bars on the trainer. Movement performed with elliptical trainer is similar to ski walking and with feet constantly on the pads/pedals, this posture is a bit safer for ankles and knees (because these joints may get hurt relatively easily while jogging or using a treadmill).

It is obvious that for fat burning only elliptical exercise machine or any other type of workout is needed. Best results are made with the help of combining dieting and cardio exercising.

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