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    Can you lose weight by the Elliptical?

    I was just wondering if anyone has really lost a significant amount of weight (20-40 lbs) via Elliptical Machine??

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    Of course! When I started my weight loss @ 300lbs I would hit the olliptical everyday until I lost a good 40lbs from just that machine I moved on to running. I recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight. IMHO I feel that its hard to tire yourself out on a olliptical compared to any other machine that way if your out of shape you can burn more callories.

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    I have lost 68 pounds doing a combination of elliptical and strength training. I highly recommend it as it is very easy on the joints. Exercise is hard enough when you are not used to it, this was a good way to break myself in.

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    Whatever gets you in a caloric deficit works. If that's by controlling your eating, fine. If that's by increasing your exercise by whatever means, that's fine too. Ideally it's a combination of the two.
    Last edited by Steve; March 3rd, 2008 at 10:00 PM.

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    Whatever gets you in a caloric deficit works.
    Oops, I forgot to mention that I started eating way less and better than I had before...thanks for reminding me Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali.smedley View Post
    I have lost 68 pounds doing a combination of elliptical and strength training. I highly recommend it as it is very easy on the joints. Exercise is hard enough when you are not used to it, this was a good way to break myself in.

    I've start using elliptical too but I combined it with stationary bike, leg press and leg extention. Can you recommend the strength training that you've done? I kinda hit my plateau right now which made me decided to join this forum.

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    loosing weight on the elliptical

    As everyone else has said---YES-----But.....

    Our bodies are amazing and if you continue to do the same type of workout over and over, our bodies adapt to the workout and the workout becomes less effective. So, in order to loose weight effectively, I highly recommend doing a number of different workouts. Not only will this aid in your weight loss goal, but it will prevent exercise burn-out and will reduce the risk of over working the muscles in a repetitive fashion and getting overuse injuries.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pascalevdb View Post
    As everyone else has said---YES-----But.....

    Our bodies are amazing and if you continue to do the same type of workout over and over, our bodies adapt to the workout and the workout becomes less effective. So, in order to loose weight effectively, I highly recommend doing a number of different workouts. Not only will this aid in your weight loss goal, but it will prevent exercise burn-out and will reduce the risk of over working the muscles in a repetitive fashion and getting overuse injuries.

    Good Luck!
    I agree with Pascalevdb. If I don't have a variety of fun activities to do, I just don't do them. One thing that pops into my head is the treadmill. I love the treadmill despite some of its flaws. What I do is I change from the gyms treadmill to my friends apt complex treadmill. The views are completely different. The gym of course is in doors, blah and helps to lose the weight. My friends is the same thing, but the difference is his gym wall is a glass window. This way I can look outside at the apt pool, the birds and bees. Just something to sike your mind. There are tons of other stuff, but you get the point.

    Btw, I love the elliptical!

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    Hi,

    i am new to this forum,so plzz dun mind if i am not posting the ryt way..i am 25 and 104kgs(...need to loose big tym.
    for now i am just trying to follow 1200 calorie diet with loads of water,can u guys please suggest if one hour of elliptical to start with is ok,if someone cluld also recommend some easy beginners level ,motivation home excercise/dancing video.

    please do reply

    thanks

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    Spending some time reading the stickied threads would be in your best interest...

    For your current weight -1200 calories is entirely too low - read the stickied threads to find out why

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    I dont think its good to jump right into 1 hour of elliptical as a start. You should start small then build it up. I actually started with only 5 mins then slowly went up so I can stay longer on the elliptical without feeling so tired or about to give up.

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    thank you i will start with 5-10 mins and maybe incrase my calories..thans a lot

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    Anything that burns calories can benefit with weight loss

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    Did you not read the posts above yours?

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    How long did this take? I want to lose that amount

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