>Cross Training>What are your thoughts on the elliptical?
Darn, you stole my joke.
If I remember correctly, JK was so proud of himself he even linked to it in another thread and demanded props. I thought that was cute.
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I'm sidelined at the moment due to shin splints (possibly stress fracture) and now a pulled calf muscle. But.... I'm finding that I can still "elipt" (along with swimming). The problem I have is that the stride length seems to short and I can't see anyway of altering it. Definitely agree that intervals on the elliptical are the way to go - you can really get a good workout. Today I managed to max out at 95% of my max HR, with my recovery taking me down to 70%. A good session.
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Ellipticals are awesome if you set them up correctly. In other words, make your time on the machine count.
what do you mean by "set them up properly?" there isn't too much to set up on the ellipticals I use. I have found that some of them aggravate my knee and some don't, but as far as I know, i can't change much other than the intensity. (My gym has maybe 20 machines of a variety of makes and models and ages, so they vary a bit)
Just wondering if there's something I ought to be doing....