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Doctor insights on: What Does The Distance Mean On An Elliptical

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How can you calibrate a proform 785 f elliptical trainer for distance?

Don't know: That is a question for a technician or personal trainer familiar with that type of device and the settings. Read more

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If I have 2 lumbar disc bulges and went on elliptical for few minutes and lower back burned after, what can that mean?

If I have 2 lumbar disc bulges and went on elliptical for few minutes and lower back burned after, what can that mean?

May not be the back: Just because you have the discs does not mean that the back burning is due to the discs. Your physician can help clarify whether this is the discs, or maybe muscles, tendons or even bursas. Read more

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Does it mean I'm out of shapeif I have trouble keeping my hr in an aerobic zone? 127. Even when I'm going 2.5 mph on the elliptical my hris at 150.

Does it mean I'm out of shapeif I have trouble keeping my hr in an aerobic zone? 127. Even when I'm going 2.5 mph on the elliptical my hris at 150.

Deconditioning: Your predicted heart rate on a treadmill with good intensity exercise should be 70% of (220 - your age). If you are 20, then your heart rate should be 70% of 200, or 140. If your heart is going 150, then you're a little bit above your target heart rate, but below your maximal heart rate of 200. As you get better conditioned, your heart rate for a given level of exertion should go down. Read more

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Which type of exercise would elliptical training be?

Which type of exercise would elliptical training be?

More cardio, but: With the arm movement, easier to achieve cardio benefits with a lower perception of exertion, since you use more muscles. You will tone, but most strength gains go to the legs! Safe and non-traumatic. Great machines! Read more

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During workout (jogging, elliptical) my cuffs starting to hurt. What can I do?

During workout (jogging, elliptical) my cuffs starting to hurt. What can I do?

Sore calves: It depends on your exercise tolerance. If you are getting back into shape or training it can be normal to have sore calves. If you have risk factors for vascular disease, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes then okay to get evaluated by your doc. Your doc will check you for pulses at your ankle. A simple vascular ultrasound can be ordered. Read more

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Am 26yr. My weight is 148lbs. Is doing elliptical daily is good for women? Or women has to do just for a 4 days

Am 26yr. My weight is 148lbs. Is doing elliptical daily is good for women? Or women has to do just for a 4 days

Exercise is good: Using the elliptical is cardiovascular activity (increasing your heart rate). It is recommended that you do 20-30 minutes of activity 4 days (minimum) per week. If you are able to do more, that is great. Check with your physician before starting a rigorous exercise regimen.
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Should you continue to work out when you are sick? Or will that make your cold last longer? I use a elliptical

Should you continue to work out when you are sick? Or will that make your cold last longer? I use a elliptical

You: You can do a light workout but I would not push your body into total fat burning workout as that puts stress on your body.

Just get the blood flowing, hr around 120's. Read more

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I worked out on an elliptical for the first time in years. Right after and for several days now I have been feeling kind of sick. Over exertion?

I worked out on an elliptical for the first time in years. Right after and for several days now I have been feeling kind of sick. Over exertion?

Ill after exercise: May be over exertion or dehydration post work out or reflux or unrelated ill. If you drink a lot of water you can dilute your sodium so you should always alternate water with gatorade/juices, rarely rhabodmyolysis which is seen in marathon runners (so you would have had to be on the elliiptical 1.5-2 hours). Since it is persisting seek medical attention today at doctor/urgent care Read more

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What are the best exercises for losing saddle bags? : (I have an elliptical and tread climber at home. Wonder the best exercises to show results?

What are the best exercises for losing saddle bags? : (I have an elliptical and tread climber at home. Wonder the best exercises to show results?

N/A: There is no particular exercise to target one area of fat stores. It just happens that, for some, it is one if the last areas to deplete. Try adding some weight training to increase your metabolism and ability to burn more calories at rest. .. Read more

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Have lost about 80 lbs, but still weight about 220. Want to start exercising. Have an elliptical and a bike but what the best routine for a beginner?

Have lost about 80 lbs, but still weight about 220. Want to start exercising. Have an elliptical and a bike but what the best routine for a beginner?

Exercise!: Congratulations on losing 80 pounds although it's not clear to me how you did it w/o exercise. First go see your family doc & make sure you're otherwise healthy enough to exercise. You didn't mention your height so go to http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm to determine goal weight for your height. Finally, start riding a few minutes daily. Add a few minutes as that gets ea. Read more

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Is an elliptical trainer effective?

Is an elliptical trainer effective?

Eliptical: It all depends on the peron and body of each individual is differnt. Read more

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What if my knee hurts on the elliptical?

What if my knee hurts on the elliptical?

Stop elliptical: Switch exercises or fitness routines to lower impact machines. Or take up another activity such as swimming. If your knee continues to bother you, seek out your pcp for possible referral to a knee specialist. Best of luck. Read more

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What will an elliptical help tone?

What will an elliptical help tone?

Legs and arms: And above all heart. Elliptical machines provide cardio exercise for all 4 limbs without pounding of running on pavement or treadmill. They work best if you vary your intensity and pace. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more

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How can I adjust my workout on an elliptical trainer to add resistance?

How can I adjust my workout on an elliptical trainer to add resistance?

Ask for help: Follow the direction on the machine. Consider increase the incline if possible. Ask the gym staff how to do it. Read more

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