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the best elliptical machine for petite women

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
The best exercises: and related equipment are the ones we are most likely t use. My personal choice is a treadmill because you can adjust the speed, listen to ipod, etc. ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Elliptical: may provide more muscle building than the treadmill. Muscle helps burn fat. However it is the consistency and healthy diet that matters most. Use of e ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
The one you will use: and enjoy doing is the best one. Each person has their own preference.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Aerobic + weight: A combo of aerobic (cardiovascular) +weight bearing (build muscles) exercises along with proper/balanced diet is probably the best, but some is better ... Read More
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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
8 years experience Family Medicine
Exercises, weight: Walking and aerobics are the most recommended together with good diet. Do not walk like to be going to a marathon , doing up hill , that will be incre ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience Family Medicine
Physical therapy: Physical may include dozens of different exercises including the two you mentioned. Consulting with a physical therapist after surgery is critical to ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stationary bike: After acl reconstructions, the quad muscles are very much inhibited by a complex protective mechanism in our brain. Because of this, the quad muscles ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
I: Suggest you check with the surgeon that did the acl surgery.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
All three: Most acl reconstruction patients have quad muscle inhibition after surgery, so controlling quad function is a major part of physical therapy. A statio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stage of recovery?: This answer depends on what stage of recovery you are in. Generally i allow stationary biking (with pt or atc supervision) at 6 weeks, and ellipitcal ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
I'm not: familiar with those machines, but walking at different speeds and slopes if available would be fine
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Use your judgement depending on your fitness level. 30 minutes will give you a good workout.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Running: Both are effective, but it would best to use the elliptical machine on a hot day in air conditioning rather the get dehydrated running long distance o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Running: Both are effective, but it would best to use the elliptical machine on a hot day in air conditioning rather than get dehydrated running long distance ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You should: Be able to see some improvement in 20 days of exercise, particularly if combined with a proper diet

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