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What equipment is best suited for pacing at my desk?

I've got a standing desk at work, and I like it a lot, but I often find that I don't really want to stand, I want to pace. But I can't pace while remaining at my desk. I'd like to fix that with some ...
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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?
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