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Be Square on the Elliptical

Keep your pelvis and shoulders square on the elliptical trainer – don’t alternate front to back. Keep your proud front forward.
If your shoulders are alternating, moving front to back with each step, then you’re probably doing this. If your shoulders are staying perpendicular to the machine you’re doing it right! Talk to me about this at your next appointment!
As I blog from the cockpit of my elliptical trainer, I’m reminded that it’s important to keep the hips square with the machine, eliminating the error of rocking the pelvis forward with each step, and rotating the body from side to side. It’s an easy mistake to make but it also represents a potential repetitive motion injury – that may repeat through hundreds of cycles as you go about your exercise. It puts rotational stress on your low back, pelvis, knees and ankles. Keep it in line!

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