Elliptical Trainer

Cardiovascular / Beginner

7 ratings

Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 3.00 mi
    average distance
  • 12.03 mi
    best distance
  • 526
    times logged
  • #7
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Elliptical Trainer Distance

  • 3.17 mi
    average distance
  • 12.03 mi
    best distance
  • 420
    times logged
  • #8
    popularity rank

Average Male Elliptical Trainer Distance

  • 2.34 mi
    average distance
  • 8.22 mi
    best distance
  • 77
    times logged
  • #7
    popularity rank

Average Female Elliptical Trainer Distance

How to do the Elliptical Trainer:

Muscles Worked

Calves secondary Glutes secondary Hamstrings secondary Quads primary Muscles diagram

Details

The elliptical trainer is a cardiovascular exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the calves, glutes, and hamstrings ...more

The elliptical trainer is a cardiovascular exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the calves, glutes, and hamstrings.

The only elliptical trainer equipment that you really need is the following: elliptical machine. There are however many different elliptical trainer variations that you can try out that may require different types of elliptical trainer equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper elliptical trainer form is easy with the step by step elliptical trainer instructions, elliptical trainer tips, and the instructional elliptical trainer technique video on this page. The elliptical trainer is a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the elliptical trainer video, learn how to do the elliptical trainer, and then be sure and browse through the elliptical trainer workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Start your workout slowly until you feel comfortable with the rhythm of the machine.
  2. Make sure your workout includes a warm-up and cool down phase.

Variations

  1. If you want to get a more intense workout, adjust the elevation on the machine.
  2. Try one of the programmed workouts for variety.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

8 Reviews

  • TylerS
    about 4 years ago
    #

    Never been a big fan of the elliptical trainer, I only tried it a few times and felt like it did more harm than good because it forced my legs into such awkward motions. It might be a decent way to get cardio, but I prefer the treadmill for that if I'm going to use a machine.

  • simmardhillon
    over 3 years ago
    #

  • sharikasseneg
    over 3 years ago
    #

    I love it

  • Litty
    over 2 years ago
    #

    It works really well if you go hard without holding onto the bars. I do it and my core has tightened up a lot.

  • singglory
    over 2 years ago
    #

    This is one of my favorites!

  • singglory
    over 2 years ago
    #

    oh good golly!!!! forgot to click the stars!!

  • garrettb675
    over 2 years ago
    #

    This is my favorite machine.

  • BigBellMan
    about 2 years ago
    #

    Brilliant once you get used to it, it has certainly worked for me.

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Start your workout slowly until you feel comfortable with the rhythm of the machine.
  2. Make sure your workout includes a warm-up and cool down phase.

Variations

  1. If you want to get a more intense workout, adjust the elevation on the machine.
  2. Try one of the programmed workouts for variety.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound