Home Eleptical Machine Recommendations

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    Dec 23, 2015 9:54 PM GMT
    I am thinking of getting a home eliptical machine so I can get Cardio everyday. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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    Dec 24, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    FloridaRugbyBear saidI am thinking of getting a home eliptical machine so I can get Cardio everyday. Does anyone have any recommendations?


    Save your money and Run stairs.
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    Dec 24, 2015 8:28 PM GMT

    Will it work for you? So many people buy them and use them infrequently.

    I have to wonder why it took you so long? If you were that highly motivated you would own one by now wouldn't you? What do you do for cardio now?


    I would do it if you are serious about using it daily...but you should have some sort of reward/penalty system in place so that you actually do.


    About the red meat thing, i just found out about a gut microbe that red meat is heavy in, that causes all sorts of heart issues due to it (the bacteria) shitting out TMAO.
    It's quite scary actually and has caused me to really work on eating red meat much less.

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    Dec 24, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    badbug said
    About the red meat thing, i just found out about a gut microbe that red meat is heavy in, that causes all sorts of heart issues due to it (the bacteria) shitting out TMAO.
    It's quite scary actually and has caused me to really work on eating red meat much less.



    According to Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, much of the information Americans use as a guide for heart health is little more than folklore.

    “It’s appalling,” he said. “And it’s getting worse. These days, you can conduct an Internet search for any heart condition and get a lot of information. The problem is most of it is wrong. And a lot of the common mythology is wrong, too.”

    In a new book, “Heart 411,” Nissen and his colleague, cardiac surgeon Dr. Marc Gillinov, approach some of the more popular rumors “the way a jury would approach a trial”: Is there evidence beyond a reasonable doubt ...that red meat is bad?

    “We advocate what is called the Mediterranean diet — one that actually has quite a bit of fat — good fat like olive oil and canola oil, fats that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids and not a lot of trans fats. If someone promises you that a diet will melt away the plaque in your coronary, run as fast away from those diets as you can.

    “Eating red meat in moderation is not a problem. It’s not good for your heart, but if you don’t exceed reasonable quantities — small amounts of red meat as part of a balanced diet — it is not something people need to avoid.”
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    Dec 25, 2015 2:07 AM GMT
    badbug said
    Will it work for you? So many people buy them and use them infrequently.

    I have to wonder why it took you so long? If you were that highly motivated you would own one by now wouldn't you? What do you do for cardio now?


    I would do it if you are serious about using it daily...but you should have some sort of reward/penalty system in place so that you actually do.


    About the red meat thing, i just found out about a gut microbe that red meat is heavy in, that causes all sorts of heart issues due to it (the bacteria) shitting out TMAO.
    It's quite scary actually and has caused me to really work on eating red meat much less.



    I have no problem working out and I have a club membership and I can use the gym at work, but its difficult during the work week. If I could work out before going to work, then I would expect better results.

    I am trying to partially go macrobiotic but I am not interested in going completely vegan: I'm not sure I completely believe in it.
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    Dec 25, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    Running would be cheaper and more effective, but if you have joint issues, the elliptical might be better. You would really need to try several because the movement patterns vary, and what might be best for someone else might not be good for you. Another option is an incline trainer (e.g. NordicTrack). An incline at low speeds can give you an excellent cardio workout and be easy on your knees. Again, need to try them out.
  • badbug

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    Dec 25, 2015 8:30 PM GMT
    Wait?

    So a guy selling a book that tells you you can eat whatever you want is the source you trust?


    Google TMAO and you'll see hundreds of studies. Even one on the cleveland clinic page, that you cite here.

    http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/medical-professionals/publications/physicians-enewsletter-publications/2013-physician-enewsletters/2014-fall-winter-tmao-and-heart-disease




    Anyone referring to any diet by its fad name "the meditteranean diet" is not overly serious. And if you're referring to fats or meats without talking about the methods used to cook them you're missing a huge portion of what is actually happening chemically to the foods you are ingesting.


    It's funny that he's quoted as saying "anyone promising you" and then goes on to make the exact same claim.






  • badbug

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    Dec 25, 2015 8:37 PM GMT

    OP,


    Yeah Vegan apparently has issues. I am not really sure what macrobiotic is or isn't, i don't really know what vegan is or isn't either exactly.

    I just go by what i read and cross it off the list as I go. Red meat is out for a variety of reasons, this TMAO stuff being merely another nail in its coffin.

    I have heard that animal meats are good for your cells, among other things so you don't want to eliminate them entirely but temperature has a good deal to do with the amount of damage that you can do to them before you eat them. Foods cooked at too high a temperature turn into dangerous compounds that react with the bacteria in your stomach and boom, you got microbes turning chemicals into even scarier chemicals.





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    Dec 26, 2015 5:44 AM GMT
    If you decide to guy, just know you get what you pay for with cardio equipment. Be sure to do your research, demos and read customer reviews. On a side note, if you can do everything at work but it's not convenient or there's no time - be certain that there will be time and desired motivation at home after you buy it. If price isn't a big deal, anything LifeFitness/Precor makes will be quality (among a few others).


  • stream26

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    Jul 27, 2016 11:57 AM GMT
    I have an elliptical. I did a lot of research before buying it. . If you're a single person who uses the elliptical for 30 minutes or less a day, a low-end elliptical will work for you. If you have two people or you use it for long periods of time, you may benefit from a mid-range product - I wouldn't go super high-end unless I had a home gym and intended to use this thing for hours a day, and even then, since having what I have, I am not sure it's worth it. People were very negative about me getting an elliptical but I use it everyday and I've already had a ton of luck losing pounds, inches and gaining muscle. I love the precor/life fitness at the gym but I went with a cheaper product because i wanted something I could transport if I move and I didn't know 100% i would use it so I didn't want to spend a bundle.
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    Jul 27, 2016 6:22 PM GMT
    I use an elliptical for my cardio every other day.

    For about a year, I used a cheaper one which I bought second hand.
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    It wasn't bad, but it was a relatively small machine with quite a short "up and down" motion and no adjustable gradient. I used to get quite painful plantar fasciitis with it (I do a 40 min session).

    I did a lot of research before buying a more expensive (mid-range) one and I've had my current NordicTrack model (it's a big machine) for two and a half years now, with no problems at all.
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    As ever, you get what you pay for.