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Does the elliptical machine work to lose weight?


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Answered 2010-03-03 03:12:30

An elliptical works to lose fat, but to also gain muscle's. So it really depends.

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The elliptical machine works the quads, hamstrings, calves, buttocks and abdominal muscles. Utilizing the arms of the elliptical will work the upper body as well.


Is working out on an elliptical machine a good source of a cardio workout?

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What are the benefits of an elliptical machine?

Working out on an elliptical machine offers many benefits. Some of the benefits of working out on this machine are that you are able to work the entire body, it is non-impact and it is also convenient.


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Which machine is easier on your body, an elliptical or a treadmill?

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Does the ab slide work?

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How does an elliptical machine work?

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How does the Elliptical machine work your muscles?

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Does an elliptical or a treadmill do more for the human body?

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What muscle groups does an elliptical work out?

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What is a weight machine that works the abs?

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How long should you work out on an elliptical trainer to lose 70 pounds by next summer?

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You work out three day a week and do 1 strength training session why have you not lost weight?

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Is the Weslo elliptical machine a good choice?

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For What purpose the Elliptical Exercise Equipment is used?

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What are the benefits of an elliptical workout?

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