Looking for the best elliptical? You’re in luck. This years new models are better than ever with some new features you’ve never seen before.
These features promise to help make your workouts a lot more comfortable and effective.
So what can you expect? This article will go over the latest features you’ll find in the best elliptical trainers for this year.
#1 Ergonomically Correct Footpedals
Manufacturers are playing around with the footpedal angles and design. Instead of the older flat, stationary elliptical foot pedals you used to find, you can now find models with articulating footpedals (which follow the natural motion of your ankle and keeps it in neutral alignment).
There are footpedals that can be adjusted backwards and forward (so you can choose a comfortable ride no matter what your height). And finally there’s even footpedals that let you change the angle of the toe-heel slope. This means you can tailor the elliptical motion to an angle that feels right for you.
#2 More Comfortable Alignments Between Footpedals and Arm Bars
Older ellipticals were a mixed bag. If you got stuck with a cheaper machine you’d end up leaning on the handrails and performing what felt like a very unnatural motion (and actually burning less calories).
Today’s manufacturers are making their machines to mimic a more natural feel – keeping your body in neutral alignment. This means closer spaced foot pedals and standing more upright on the elliptical. This can help reduce the stress on your joints and cut down on workout injuries.
#3 That’s Entertainment!
The entertainment options on today’s ellipticals are a far cry from a few years ago. Today you can get iPod docks with console speakers to play your favorite tunes. You can also get specialized workouts designed by personal trainers (even famous ones!). And some machines can even connect to the wireless internet in your home to help you track your results, count calories or download new workouts.
Other trends in the newer models are longer stride lengths (a longer stride helps you more fully work your leg muscles), adjustable strides, heavier flywheels (the heavier the flywheel the smoother your ride) and more workout tracking journals.
So those are what you can expect on some of the best ellipticals on the market this year. Most manufacturers do produce new models every year and most of these 2011 models are now available for sale.
Everyone however has different needs in an elliptical trainer. If you’re looking to find the best elliptical for your home, take your time, and educate yourself on what’s out there first. Then you’ll be in a good position to choose the best machine for you.
Vienna Miller writes for Elliptical Trainer Reviews a site helping you find a better elliptical trainer for less.
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