Lately I have been riding around on what looks like a stand up bike, and having a blast. I have had a lot of questions about what it is so I thought I would add a post about it.
Due to some typical runner’s injuries, I needed to find a way to get out and exercise, getting some cardio and fresh air, while minimizing the impact on my foot and knees. After doing some research, I found that elliptical machines are great for the cardio with minimal impact. Bike riding is as well. One was indoors but perfect for what I needed, the other was outdoors which I love but causes me lower back pain. How to combine the 2? Enter the elliptigo! You can get the motions of the elliptical machine, choosing your stride with different settings, while moving outside as if on a bike, but standing up to alleviate any back pain. Instead of the constant pounding on the pavement which can cause injuries like plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, bone spurs, and/or knee pain, you get the smooth motion and yet still an amazing workout for your quads, hamstrings, calves, core, and cardio!
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