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5 Ways to Spice up Your Home Elliptical Workout August 30, 2018

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5 Ways to Spice up Your Home Elliptical Workout, Covington, Kentucky

Staying in shape is important for both your physical and mental health, but what if you find yourself in a daily workout routine rut? Your home elliptical machine can give you a great full body workout, but this can easily grow boring if you don't spice it up with some added challenges. Below, Exercise & Leisure Equipment Co in Cincinnati, OH, shares how you can reintroduce some fun to your workout.

5 Ways to Spice up Your Home Elliptical Workout

1. Try a pre-Burn

If you've gotten to where your home elliptical machine just doesn't offer any challenge anymore, try doing a pre-workout burn to wear yourself out a bit before you hit the machine. Do a series of squats, lunges, or crunches so you can keep building your body's strength and stamina and push through your plateau. 

2. Add Weights

During your workout, you can also try lifting hand weights. Switch it up with various moves, like lifting out to the sides, over your head, or in simple bicep curls as you work your legs and core on your home elliptical.

3. Add Resistance

A lot of home gym equipment allows you to add resistance as needed, so if you're looking for more of a challenge, try upping the difficulty level on your machine. You'll be tightening up those muscles with every step.

Home Elliptical4. Add Cardio Boosts

In the middle of your elliptical workout, you might try throwing in a series of cardio boosts. For up to 2 minutes, try to go as hard and fast as you can to get your heart rate up. Then take a break for a few minutes by simply slowing back down to a reasonable speed. You'll feel better and add a fun challenge to your routine.

5. Back It Up

Another fun way to switch things up is to try going backward on your elliptical. You'll find this uses an entirely new set of muscles and can offer the added difficulty that you're missing. It can help your coordination as well.

From home ellipticals to commercial fitness equipment, Exercise & Leisure Equipment Co has everything you need to get yourself or your employees in shape. With the help of their team, you can select the equipment you need and have it expertly delivered and installed to your home or company gym. They've been selling workout equipment for over 80 years, and they look forward to serving you too. Call them today at (513) 531-7777 or visit their website to learn more about their inventory.

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