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Using an Elliptical Trainer For Warm Ups

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  • 1. ==== ====get this product with special price at :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016PWG7S?tag=pdf-marketing-20==== ====At least once a week we use an elliptical machine for a one hour cardio workout. In fact mybuddies all agree that without the use of an elliptical trainer we would weigh 10 to 15 percent morethan we do now. We also use the elliptical trainer for warm-ups prior to other sports activities. Wealmost never use a treadmill any more due to the knee problems they cause most of us.For the past 3 years we use the elliptical trainer at our dojang for at least 15 minutes prior to ourtae kwon do classes. As we have gotten older it is a real fight to stay flexible especially in the hips,knees and ankles. A full 3o minutes of stretching and then a short ride on the elliptical reallymakes a difference in terms of injuries as well. Even the lower rank students are now catching onand using the elliptical to warm up. If you do not get to class early frequently you will lose youopportunity to use the elliptical for a warm up.Friday is legs day at the gym. That means we start out with squats then move to the leg press andlastly a tough work out on the hack squat machine. If you are 30 to 40 years old you know that thisis the strongest time in your life in terms of power. Most of us made our peak in both squats andbenches at this age. On the down side you also start to feel the pressures in your knees and backespecially doing squats. Again a couple of us are using the elliptical trainer to warm up our hipsand knees before doing any serious pushes. As a result we feel that we have experienced far lessinjuries and pain. We also have found that we can go deeper on the hack squat as well.Most of my buddies are also addicted to the game of racquetball. Like me we have been playingever since we were in the military and college. In an average week we play about four hours ofintense play. In general we have far more injuries playing racquetball then in any other sportsactivity including basketball. The game requires sudden dives to make "gets". Side loads to theknees can be extreme. A good game of racquetball will cause you to use muscles that you do notuse in most other sports activities. Legs, back and hips all get a good workout and will painfullyremind you of the game the next day. As a result I have been sneaking into the gym for a 20minutes easy ride on the elliptical trainer prior to playing to warm up my old body. As a result mygame has improved and I have had less injuries.I am sure it will not be long before my playing partners figure out that I am warming up on theelliptical trainer before the games. Lets face it we all want to be active and play all the sports wecan without injury and pain. We feel that the elliptical trainer is a great piece of warm up equipmentthat allows us to do just that. Give it a try and you may be surprised by the benefits of a goodwarm up.James Kesel, MS, is the publisher of the Elliptical Trainer Information website is located at
  • 2. http://www.elliptical-trainer-information.com Use an elliptical trainer to warm up and increaseperformance in sports activities.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jim_Kesel