ElliptiGO Training

ElliptiGO Training at OMT Specialists, LLC

OMT Specialists, LLC,  offers ElliptiGO training, combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to deliver low-impact, high performance training and recovery from injury.
Who Would Benefit From ElliptiGO Training?

– Patients who need low-impact exercise while recovering and rehabilitating from injury.

– Athletes who want a high-performance, low-impact cross-training option to help keep themselves injury-free.

– Anyone looking for a new, fun exercise to incorporate in their weight-loss program.

– Anyone who wants to get all the benefits of running without the impact on their joints, especially the “former” runner that has a total knee. total hip, OA, and bone on bone.

How does it do climbing hills? 

The ElliptiGO is a great climbing machine, mostly because the whole system is designed for the rider to use his/her weight to power every stride. In fact, climbing is probably the best thing an ElliptiGO does. Because the ElliptiGO 11R has eleven speeds and the 8C has eightspeeds, the rider can select from several gears on these models that will enable him or her to climb steep hills comfortably. We typically include a steep hill climb in any ride we do because its a great workout. The 3C model is designed to handle flats and climbs ranging up to 5% in grade. The 3C can handle rolling hills, sloping climbs and
freeway overpasses with ease, but if you live in a hilly area with some steep inclines, the 8C or 11R may be a better option.

What is cruising speed and max speed?

Cruising speed on the ElliptiGO is about 15 miles per hour. On a flat road, a strong rider can comfortably reach 20 miles per hour and a really strong rider can exceed 25mph. The ElliptiGO rider has a higher drag coefficient (or higher air resistance) than a cyclist on a traditional bicycle. This becomes advantageous during descents where the elliptical rider will rarely break 30mph, facilitating speed control. It also enables an ElliptGO rider to get their workout done in less time than it takes a cyclist.

How easy are turning and braking?

Turning and braking while riding the ElliptiGO are very similar to turning and braking while riding a scooter or traditional bicycle.

Where can I ride the ElliptiGO?

The ElliptiGO is designed for and will give optimal performance on paved surfaces. As a rule, you can ride the ElliptiGO anywhere you would ride a road bike; this includes paved roads, bike trails or hard-pack dirt trails. Due to its low clearance and the tires used,off-roading is not recommended.

How does the ElliptiGO compare to other forms of exercise? 

EPARC at the University of California, San Diego, conducted a metabolic study to determine how riding the ElliptiGO compares to running and traditional cycling. They determined that riding the ElliptiGO requires, on average, 33% more effort than riding a conventional bike at the same speed. Riding the ElliptiGO at 16.5mph was equivalent in effort to running 8 min./mile and riding at 18mph was equivalent to running 7 min./mile. Read the study and try out our online calorie calculator to compare all 3 modes of exercise.

See what medical experts and athletes are saying about innovative rehabilitation and training with the ElliptiGO.

Advantages of using the ElliptiGO…

– Low-impact exercise eliminates joint pain and stress.

– Quicker recovery allows longer and more intense training.

– Closest substitute for running outdoors and conditions similar muscles.

– Promotes  strong core, balance and posture for better alignment.

– Weight-bearing exercise better maintains bone density.

– Cross-training alternative to enhance training and decrease injury risk.

– Excellent impact-free cardiovascular training with superior calorie burn.