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How important is the stride length on an elliptical?

 
montanagal2005

Asked by montanagal2005 at 6:08 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I read on a website that unless you're shorter than 5'3, the stride length should be more than 17" so that you can fully extend your legs and get a full range of motion (for full muscular development) when you exercise...and also so that your not super-uncomfortable while exercising! If the stride length is too long, you could hyper-extend your muscles and jack up your hip joints. So, I'd say, it's fairly important. Here's the info that I found:

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Elliptical-Stride-Length&id=163865
    TiffanieJohnson

    Answer by TiffanieJohnson at 9:52 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I'm not sure but I use one and I think the machine is made for GIANT ppl -
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 8:05 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Good question. Sorry I don't know the answer.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 10:34 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • read the manual?
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 10:36 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

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