Stabilizing an elliptical machine is a relatively simple process that can be completed in a few minutes depending on the origin of the problem. To stabilize your elliptical machine, you need access to the machine, the ability to move it and a wrench.Know More
Examine the frame and design of your elliptical machine. In some inexpensive models, the design is very flimsy. This may be the cause of your problem. If your machine has built-in inadequacies, you may need to consider purchasing a different, more stable elliptical machine.
Check the floor underneath your elliptical machine. Oftentimes, elliptical machines are unstable because they are not on a sufficiently rigid surface. Make sure the floor underneath the machine is hard and flat. If there is carpet underneath your elliptical, try to find an area with a hard non-carpeted surface to move it to.
Look at all of the connections and bolts in the frame of your elliptical machine. Depending on the model of machine, these bolts may be in different locations. If you find any frame bolts that are loose, tighten them with your wrench and re-assess the stabilization problem.
Users under 5 foot 4 inches should use a stride length of about 16 to 18 inches, while those who measure taller (up to 6 foot 7 inches) should use a stride of 18 to 21 inches. Proper stride length on an elliptical is determined by the user's height.Full Answer >
An elliptical machine targets certain muscle groups, including the hamstrings, the gluteus maximus and quadriceps, according to Smooth Fitness and Health. The machine also targets core muscles to maintain posture and balance in the body. According to the Nest, these core muscles include the abdominal muscles and the external vastus lateralis muscles of the hip.Full Answer >
According to the Houston Chronicle, the elliptical machine does work the abs. The muscles in the abdomen are used to stabilize the body while exercising on an elliptical similar to how they stabilize the body during everyday activities such as walking, sitting, standing, reaching or lifting.Full Answer >
Although there is no general consensus as to which abs machine on the market is considered the best, AskMen has found a handful of contenders. Machines that work great on the abs include: the Super Abs-7", AbEx exerciser, SB 550 Bench and conventional exercise wheel.Full Answer >