The Benefits of an Impact Free Workout

Running, jogging and even walking are some of the best cardiovascular exercises that you can perform using the weight of your own body with the synergy of its natural movement. Cardiovascular exercises such as these are effective in reducing blood pressure while lowering your weight gradually burning off body fat and lowering cholesterol levels. Unfortunately exercise like these also have one drawback which results in the stress that it inflicts on the joints, tendons and ligaments. The impact of the weight on the knees and feet was always an issue which many health fitness trainers have tried to devise means of reducing, while getting the full benefit of a healthy workout. It was during the middle of the 1970’s when exercise equipment manufacturers started to introduce orbital exercisers that were designed from old biking machine exercisers. These orbital machines were the first of many exercise equipments that will use the principle of taking advantage of a flywheel in applying resistance that is used in working out the lower legs. This design also became the basis of the rowing machine that allows users to get an upper body workout, particularly the arms and the abdominals. Unfortunately, orbitals offer a limited amount of options when it comes to providing a thorough upper and lower body workouts, as they require to be performed separately and on different exercise machines as well. Although it uses the principle of using an orbital motion all throughout, it was not necessarily impact free. Prolonged use of orbitals often resulted in people complaining about aching ankles and leg joints since users have to exert substantial amounts of...