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The resistance is not going up on my Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine, MY13. Do I need to recalibrate the resistance? How can I do this? [closed]

The resistance is not going up on my Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine, MY13. Do I need to recalibrate the resistance? How can I do this? I have no idea if I can even do this, but looking for guidance ...
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Natural long stride - compatible with elliptical trainer?

I'm contemplating buying my first elliptical trainer. Budget isn't much of an issue, so I'm not limited to any specific models. I'm not asking for buying recommendations, but the fast I'm not limited ...
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Elliptical & patellar tendon

I have mild patellar tendinopathy, and would like to still get cardio in. I have an elliptical, but wonder the best way to leverage it while minimizing stress on the patellar tendon/quad. I know with ...
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Elliptical vs jogging

We recently bought an elliptical machine to exercise at home since most other options are shut down for now. When I use it I can go 45 minutes to an hour without stopping, even at high resistance and ...
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Are many short trainings per day on elliptical training machine somehow effective?

I work at home and I bought an elliptical training machine. So I can train as many times per day as I want. It would be comfortable for me to work for about 30 minutes and then make 5 minutes break ...
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To reduce obesity, can I depend on elliptical trainer exercise at high resistance?

I'm a man, 28 y.o., about 100 kg and 6 feet tall. I want to avoid weights if possible for a few months of initial training. I'm of the skinny fat types
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Mini elliptical machine for slimmer legs [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a MINI Ellipcical machine for home that is good for slimmering legs and butt. What type of machine should I look for? Is the Step-like machine better than the Biking-like one for ...
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My elliptical cycle is too easy for me... I don't want to throw it away. What can I do with it?

I bought an elliptical cycle to lose weight. After losing some weight and getting used to it now it feels as easy as walking. It is basically useless now. But I don't want it to go to waste. So I'm ...
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Fitbit Flex accuracy in counting steps

Yesterday, I traveled 4.46 miles on my Octane Q37xi, which should correlate to roughly 9,000 steps. My dashboard only recorded 4,402 steps, less than half. I assumed the problem could be the stride ...
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Overestimated calorie burn on an elliptical

I'm following a calorie count + elliptical routine for about two weeks now. My average calorie deficit should be about 500, but I don't see ~1 kg weight loss I expected. I'm very accurate at measuring ...
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Weak knees - recumbent bike VS elliptical

My knees are on the weak side. When I bend, they make snap, crackle, pop. I eat healthy and portioned control because the extra weight would worsen my knees. I was told that 30 minutes recumbent ...
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Magnetic v.s. belt resistance elliptical trainer

I am planing to get an elliptical (cross) trainer. After some research I found some guidance on how to choose one with details on different features and models. I found two different types of ...
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Is there a good way to convert a speed number on an eliptical to mph?

What is the meaning of the speed indication on an elliptical? It ranges up to about 9 or 10 at what is a high speed run for me. Is there an approximate conversion to mph?