elliptical trainer


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elliptical trainer

n.
A piece of stationary exercise equipment that provides resistance for aerobic exercising while limiting stress placed on the joints, typically having foot pads that move in a horizontal ellipse and upright poles that move backward and forward. Also called cross trainer.
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When you use the elliptical trainer, make sure you keep a straight alignment with your foot, knee and hip.
The low-impact, oval motion of the elliptical trainer in which the foot does not leave the pedal, produces a workout of similar intensity but without the impact of a treadmill.
As part of its Nautilus(R) Commercial Series product line, Nautilus is formally introducing new TreadClimber trainers, elliptical trainers with MyStride technology, and redesigned cordless upright and recumbent exercise bikes.
Recently, elliptical all-out test (EAT) has been used to reveal general anaerobic characteristics of athletes by using a modified elliptical trainer (Ozkaya et al.
I would suggest non-weight bearing or low impact exercise, for example, swimming, cycling, elliptical trainer, walking and low impact aerobics are perfect.
A special needs shopping cart for older children and adults, a multi-articulating myo-electric prosthetic lifelike hand, a motorized elliptical trainer, design of video games for the disability community and the only universally accessible waterfall in the United States (Presque Isle County, Michigan) were winners of this year's awards which drew nominations from across the U.
Another source said when Byne was on the elliptical trainer, she would stop suddenly and start "laughing hysterically for no reason.
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If you're having pain/swelling with running as you seem to indicate, I would look for good deals on an elliptical trainer and/or learn to enjoy fast walking.
On two subsequent visits, subjects performed aerobic exercise on a flat track, stationary bike, elliptical trainer, and stair stepper in incremental HRR stages, ranging from 40% HRR to 85% HRR.
Elliptical training has been shown to have similar peak oxygen uptake and heart rate as treadmill training, which indicates that the elliptical trainer is similar to the treadmill with respect to intensity [25].