Elliptical Trainer Accessories:
Here are some fitness accessories that can make your elliptical trainer workouts both more effective and more enjoyable.
Floor mats help protect both your elliptical trainer and the carpet or flooring underneath it. Prevents black stains on your carpet from rubber equipment feet and also keeps carpet dust from getting into the drive mechanism of your elliptical trainer. A low-cost investment that is definitely worth it!
Combining a weight training routine with your elliptical trainer workouts can jump start your fitness progress in a hurry! Lean muscle mass burns more calories than body fat thus increasing your metabolism. There are many low-cost weight sets to choose from so you don't need to break the bank with an expensive home gym.
Dumbbells are great either on their own or as an addition to a weight set. You can build an entire weight training routine around dumbbells or use them to isolate and tone specific muscles. Store them on a dumbbell rack to conserve space and keep your exercise area neat and organized.
Heart Rate Monitors
Heart rate monitors are an invaluable tool for keeping your heart rate in either your fat-burning or cardiovascular target zones. If your elliptical trainer didn't come with a heart rate monitor this is a way to add one or if the one it came with is not very accurate then this is a great way to upgrade it. If your elliptical trainer uses heart rate control technology from Polar, then you can also control its resistance and/or incline with a Polar-compatible HR monitor. A HR monitor takes a lot of the guess work out of your elliptical training routine!
- Cheap Nutritional Supplements
Exercise is only half of the solution to total health and fitness. Be sure to fuel your body with adequate amounts of the proper nutrients. Nutritional supplements can help you complete the equation.