Body Types

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The Mesomorph body type has a increased rate of building muscle onrepparttar body.

Including little to no body fat and a high percentage of muscle mass. Ectomorph

The Ectomorph body type has a high metabolic rate that leads torepparttar 142182 existence of very little muscle mass butrepparttar 142183 benefits are that this body type can maintain a lean figure.

And sincerepparttar 142184 high metabolic rate works against building muscle mass you can counter act this by doing strength training and taking in more protein.

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Elliptical Trainers Vs Treadmills: Which One Is The Better Buy?

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So you burnrepparttar same amount of calories while feeling like you did less work. (This is calledrepparttar 142157 'Rate of Perceived Exertion')

This lower impact also makesrepparttar 142158 elliptical trainer a great choice for those with knee or hip problems,repparttar 142159 elderly or even rehabilitation patients.

Provides an overall body workout:

Withrepparttar 142160 dual-action upper body arms as well asrepparttar 142161 foot pedals, you are getting an overall total body workout. Whereasrepparttar 142162 treadmill mostly focuses onrepparttar 142163 lower body,repparttar 142164 elliptical works your entire system for an overall cardiovasculer workout.

Provides workout variety:

One feature that is often overlooked on an elliptical isrepparttar 142165 opportunity to move in both a forward and backward direction.

When you go backward you are targeting a different set of muscles than when you go forward (hamstrings vs. quadriceps). This helps add variety to your workout and keeps you motivated.

So those are some advantages of both elliptical trainers and treadmills. Is one machine better thanrepparttar 142166 other? It really depends on who you are and what YOU enjoy doing.

Here'srepparttar 142167 bottom line:

If you enjoy using a specific exercise machine more than others, you will exercise more often - which means more calories burned, more weight lost and a better body achieved. That isrepparttar 142168 best exercise machine for you.

One final note: Remember that whichever machine you choose with exercise equipment you basically get what you pay for. Many people buy cheap equipment and then pay for it later inrepparttar 142169 form of equipment repairs, joint problems and painful injuries. Make sure you buy a high quality brand name machine with a solid warranty that was built to last.

Kathryn O'Neill is chief editor for Elliptical Trainer Review

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