Elliptical instead of treadmill
- 10-31-2012, 12:51 PM
- 10-31-2012, 12:58 PM
I like the elliptical but I've got a bunch of foot problems so running is something I tend to avoid
- 10-31-2012, 01:28 PM
10-31-2012, 01:31 PM
10-31-2012, 01:45 PM
10-31-2012, 01:51 PM
11-01-2012, 02:08 PM
seeing as how the human body is not design to ellipt, i say do other things that work your heart instead of the elliptical.
try this. do 100 KB swings a day for a month. start as heavy as you can and add about 5lbs every week. come back and let us know all the benefits.
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
11-01-2012, 06:14 PM
neither, hiit training up and down a hill is the way to go
11-01-2012, 07:01 PM
HIIT is definitely the best option and far less boring than static speed jog/run. I have knee issues so I can't be running too much, I try to do it on the bike. I wish I could swim more - I love swimming thats the best of all IMO
11-01-2012, 07:13 PM
I think the elliptical is great work. I used it extensively for conditioning for MMA. Now it wasn't the elliptical alone, I used it 2-3 days a week and did sprint work 2-3 days a week. That was in addition to regular fight training/padwork/sparring.
11-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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11-02-2012, 11:12 AM
Using exclusively its a poor piece of equipment. First, you are not using as much musculature as when running, so your overall caloric expenditure is lower. Second, it does not mimic running, and will actually encourage poor running motor mechanics.
Nothing beats running on solid ground. And treadmill running does not compare. Get some underarmor cold gear and get outside, its really quite refreshing once you get going.
11-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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