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There’s a lot of misconception out there that to lose fat all you need to do is run, or do some type of cardio workout. However, the most efficient way to lose fat is cardio PLUS strength training, and this is where the Strider Elliptical blasts other common gym machines (like the treadmill, or bike) out of the water. Read on to find out why, and learn how to get the most out of each stride.

If you use the Strider properly you have the opportunity to engage, and work all of the biggest muscle groups in your body. The Strider builds muscle in the lower body, namely the quads, hamstrings, calves & glutes. When you bring the handles in to play, while retracting your shoulders, you can even blast your back, arms, chest and abs. The more muscles you engage in one movement, the more calories you’ll burn, and in turn you’ll lose fat quicker.

Learn how to get the most out of each stride by following these quick tips, and photographic guide.


Neutral Position

In a regular Strider movement, make sure you remain tall on the Strider at all times. Don’t hunch forward, retract the shoulder blades, and your ankle remains in line with your hip. Adjust the handle bars to the correct height (slight bend in the elbows).

Core Work

To engage your abs, and light up your core, push down on the stationary handles as you stride.  Hold on to the moving handles at the top to work your arms, or hold them near the bottom and push forward on the handles for your abs.

Squat Mode

In squat mode, you can stretch out to the handle bars but don’t slouch forward. Remain tall, keep the shoulders back and down, while hinging at the hips and dropping them  just over the rear flywheel.

No matter what resistance level you’re at Squat mode burns, and really sculpts your glutes. Keep your knees tracking over your feet to really feel it in the thighs.

Sprint or Climb

Again, in sprint, or climb mode, maintain great posture. When you grab the sprint handles don’t slouch forward even when the sweat is dripping off you, and your legs start to give way!

Sprint mode will really test out how good your cardio is (or isn’t). Climbing will burn out your legs, while strengthening them at the same time.



If you haven’t tried one of our Strider classes yet, we highly recommend you do. It’s more functional than the treadmill or spin bike, and you don’t get the sore butt at the end!

To find out more about our Strider classes, click HERE.


Kevin
10/12/2014 06:44:39 pm

I thank you for sharing this very nice information. I always want reading quality contents regarding "Strider For Fat Loss"..... You need to daily workout this will lose your fat quicker.........

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Narayana Boorgula
4/11/2015 07:46:54 pm

I want a best quality strider for resident gym can you please
suggest ,at the same time want to learn methods to use it properly
Thank you

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28/7/2017 04:00:32 am

iHAVE A tROJAN STRIDER AND iURGENT NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT, pLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE WHAT THE BEST WAY TO USE IT FOR WEIGHT LOST. ESPECIALY MY HIPS AND BUMS.
THANKS eSTELLE

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