Life Fitness Crosstrainer - Strengths and Weaknesses

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    Dec 20, 2010 9:00 AM GMT
    Here's a new review for Life Fitness crosstrainer, thought it would interest someone:

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Life-Fitness-Crosstrainer---Strengths-and-Weaknesses&id=5523201
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    Dec 20, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
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    You mean this.

    This is the gym version which I use regularly. I set it level 18, which is the fatburn/cardio level, and using manual workout, it keeps a continual resistance for 45 minutes, with an additional five minute cooldown.

    I burn up to 1,100 calories in a typical session.

    As a result, over 18 months, I lost up to five stone on a weight loss program that was set for me by a nurse.
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    Dec 21, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    To NOTTHATOLD
    I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you stop wasting your time sluding away on cardio equipment for long periods of time and do some research on high intensity interval training
    and yes it can be done on any type of equipment
    It burns more fat (even 24 hours AFTER exercise due to a higher Excess Post Oxygen Consumption) and it increases more cardiac output than traditional cardio

    real life evidence
    look at the bodies of a marathoner (sickly and emaciated), and look at the body of a sprinter

    keep your cardio sessions 20-30 mins for maximum fat loss and cardio benefits
    45 mins depletes testosterone
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    To Lionheart,

    Thanks for your response.
    Along with the Elliptical, I also been assigned a series of daily floor exercises, done at home, which I intensified over the past months as I felt myself getting fitter. I also go out running, and increased distance to eventually meet the challenge of the half-marathon race (May next year) which was proposed to me by the nurse who is monitoring me.
    I take your point about interval training. I will give that a go on the elliptical and while running (known as fartlek).
    But my main secret of weight loss was a change of eating habits. I Cut down on sugary and stodgy foods and increased on fresh fruit and such like. I also snack more during the day at work, and contrary to my former opinion, this helps sustain weight, while before I thought that fasting during the day (i.e. after breakfast and before dinner) kept my weight sustained, but it didn't as my nurse once said to me, that fasting during the day caused the body to stock up fat as an emergency tactic for self preservation.