The Elliptical and What It's All About

Okay, so you’ve just purchased your brand new elliptical – a Yowza Miami, let’s say. It looks really beautiful sitting in your designated workout area in your home. But what to do on it?

The great thing about having an elliptical is that it is a total body workout and can be used in various ways to target different areas of the body. For example, pedaling forward works your quads, while pedaling backward works the hamstrings. And we can’t forget about the upper body. On a standard elliptical, pushing forward on the handles will focus on your chest, and pulling them works on your upper back.

I use the word “standard” because I want to make a special mention of the Yowza Miami. Yowza ellipticals are known for their CardioCore technology, meaning they especially target strengthening your core. The Yowza Miami’s handles actually rotate horizontally so that you are truly getting a total body workout. On a standard elliptical, you would have to let go of the handles altogether to work your core – therefore having to switch between targeting the upper body and the core area. The Yowza Miami takes care of all of that. For a more detailed description of all of the great features of the Miami, check out the Fitness Equipment Sourc review here: www.fitness-equipment-source.com/elliptical-reviews/yowza-miami.html.

However, with any elliptical, there are many workouts to get you started or to complement your strength training workout as a warmup. Here is one example:

Time

Resistance

Notes

00:00-3:00

3

Warmup

3:00-5:00

5

Warmup

5:00-10:00

5

Speed up

10:00-15:00

7

Pedal Backward

15:00-20:00

7

Pedal Forward

20:00-22:30

7

Push Handles

22:30-25:00

7

Pull Handles

25:00-30:00

5

Core

30:00-35:00

3

Cool Down

 

This workout really focuses on resistance levels, and as you progress, your levels can too. Just remember to start at your own pace and work your way up!