Elliptical Machines

All-Round Elliptical Machines

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Elliptical machines are great health tools that can be used for low-impact exercise. They create a workout out of the natural elliptical motion.

The two main types of elliptical machines are fixed arm and adjustable arm ellipticals. Fixed arm models hold your arms in place by your sides whereas adjustable arm models allow you to swing your arms during your workout.

Elliptical machines use a series of gears and cogs to create this circular motion, and resistance is provided by adjusting the friction between the front wheel and cog.

Friction can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the adjustable knob on the back of the machine. Resistance is also increased by increasing the incline of the elliptical, which makes it more difficult to move forward against gravity.