ElliptiGO Metabolic Testing Study In October 2011, the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) completed a metabolic testing study to...
Integrate ElliptiGO bikes into your training program
The ElliptiGO bike has quickly become one of the most sought-after cross-training tools to substitute and supplement runs due to its highly efficient, low-impact running motion. See how you can incorporate ElliptiGO training and guide your athletes to their highest potential.
University of California research showed riding an ElliptiGO burns 33% more calories than riding a traditional bike at the same speed
Study participants burned more than 1000 calories per hour riding ElliptiGO bikes
“During marathon recovery sessions, I go 4-5 hours a week on the ElliptiGO. It helps me maintain fitness while my body recovers. When I wake up and realize it's an ElliptiGO day, I get excited. It’s fun to cover more ground than when I'm running.”
Jared Ward Olympian and Professional Runner
“After six weeks of training on the ElliptiGO post-surgery, I was able to get right back into run training and felt so strong from the workouts I was able to do on the GO.”
Molly Seidel Olympian and Professional Runner
“I started using the ElliptiGO while rehabbing a broken foot. I actually started while I was still in a boot. I then ran 3 PRs in the next 6 months. It has been a staple in my weekly training ever since.”
Neely Spence Gracey Professional Runner and Community Coach
“I’ve used a lot of different cross training options, but I find the ElliptiGO better for simulating a run. My heart rate is very similar and it feels like the perfect effort. I now use the ElliptiGO multiple times a week.”
Amanda Eccleston Professional Track Athlete
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What’s a typical conversion between running miles and ElliptiGO miles?
We try to get people away from trying to figure out a formula for distance conversion and focus more on the variables that matter most, which are time and heart rate (or simply using perceived effort). If you’re able to achieve the same perceived effort over a desired time duration, your body will benefit in the same way. Some coaches and athletes will err on longer intervals and sessions since there isn’t the risk of impact that is associated with running sessions.
Do school teams get a lot of use out of the stationary trainer?
More than 75% of our school and performance athletes utilize the stationary trainer. While it is very useful for schools that have colder seasons and inclement weather, it also helps teams in warmer climates to get greater amounts of use regardless of where their team practices. Also for athletes that are less comfortable with bikes, this allows them the ability to get in those higher intensity workouts and grow their comfort on the bike.
How many ElliptiGOs do school teams usually buy?
Most schools have the goal of getting at least 2 units as they realize one of the biggest benefits of the ElliptiGO bike is to allow athletes to train together, which helps with motivation, accountability, and overall enjoyment.