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InTheButtLikeWhat

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April 2 2009 5:23 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
on the elliptical machine. it's unbearable and i can't go more than 20 minutes on the thing because of this. i've tried adjusting my posture and foot position but nothing feels comfortable. should i just risk my joints on the treadmill? does this happen to others?
carlos danger
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April 2 2009 5:36 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Well think about it--an elliptical requires absolutely no foot movement to operate. Even riding a bicycle or walking, while in principle similar, requires you move and stretch your foot muscles depending on the terrain you're on, and the velocity you're traveling. An elliptical (unless it has pivoting pedals) really does require that. You don't need to feel like there's something wrong with you--it's normal (and expected) your feet will go numb after a while.

As for how to mitigate the numbness, if adjusting things doesn't work you may just have to resort to wiggling your toes while you peddle, or shifting the weight to different areas of your feet as they become numb (ball to heal to toe to blade--or something).
XWHISKEYX
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April 3 2009 11:44 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
this is so ironic because I have the same issue. I usually try to move my feet around a bit or just use the ball of my foot when pumping and it will go away. I usually go for 25 mins at a shot, but it does not happen all the time.
Captain Ahab
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April 4 2009 12:24 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
try using your tip toes for the down thrust and stand normal until the down push again....its something to try...not saying its gonna work....
Davey.
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April 4 2009 8:57 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: XWHISKEYX

this is so ironic


no it isnt.
cbrickhouse
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April 13 2009 3:11 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
this used to happen to me until i switched to the cybex arc trainer
shutyourmouth
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April 13 2009 7:24 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Davey.

Originally posted by: XWHISKEYX

this is so ironic


no it isnt.



lol
PH1L
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April 13 2009 7:26 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Happens all the time!! Hate it
InTheButtLikeWhat
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April 13 2009 10:57 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
i've discovered reverse. it helps a lot.
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