Benefits of Using an Elliptical Trainer

If you are looking to buy a piece of exercise equipment for your home gym, you might want to consider an elliptical trainer. Elliptical trainers offer a lot of benefits which include a good cardio workout, help tone your legs, and help to tone your arms all in one exercise. There are other advantages to ellipticals like offering a low impact exercise in a quiet, smooth machine.

There are some disadvantages as well. One of the big disadvantages is the amount of space elliptical machines take up. Obviously this wouldn’t be a problem if you are using one in a gym, but if you are looking to have your own home gym, and you have limited space, then an elliptical might not be your best option. Another disadvantage for some is that ellipticals aren’t good for training for races. If you are a runner, and you are looking to train indoors, you would be better off training on a treadmill.

Below is a video which talks about the advantages of working out on an elliptical trainer. It goes over the reasons why elliptical machines have been so popular over the past decade or so.