How to Marinade Foods Quickly Using Vacuum Sealers

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While preserving foods is the prime raison d’état of the food sealer, the process it uses to keep foods fresh is known to be able to spread liquids among foods and increase absorption rates as well. Interestingly, this process of absorption and the resultant diffusion of flavours and tenderization is what the goal of the process of marinating is. Indeed, mention may have been found in foodsaver reviews of the ability of these products to marinade foods quickly. However, the process requires adequate patience and precaution and for this reason, we’ve detailed it below –

Prepare the Meat/Vegetables and Sauce

One of the key points to keep in mind when preparing foods for marinating is to maintain thinness. Thick foods take a lot of time to absorb juices and sauces and this may leave the core of the foods dry and tasteless. Further, it is ideal to cut up the foods into small slices and use multiple food sealer bags to hold the pieces.

Once the food is ready to be marinated, prepare the sauce or pour it out from the container if you had prepared it earlier/purchased from a store.

Placing the Foods and Sealing

As would be obvious form the foodsaver reviews, the foods need to be of such size as to keep a one inch gap between the mouth of the sealer bag and the tip of the foodstuff. Place one or more pieces of the foods into each food seal bag. Now hold the bag in a tilted position and pour out the sauce or juice.

While pouring the juice, take care that the juice does not spill onto the sides as this may hinder the marinating process. Once a sufficient amount of juice has been poured into the bag, hold the bag in a neutral position to see if the sauce is causing the bag to swell up. While it may seem that more sauce would lead to quicker marinating, the truth is that excess sauce can interfere with the vacuum sealer when it seals the bag. Empty out all but the bare minimum sauce needed to cover the entire food surface. Maintain the one inch gap between food and sauce and the tip of the container. Stir or shake each container in a manner that lets the ingredients mix up.

Once this is done, take one of the excellent units covered in the foodsaver reviews and seal the bag. Proceed in this manner till all the bags are sealed.

Refrigeration

Put the pouches in the refrigerator and keep them at normal refrigeration temperature for about 1-2 hours. During this phase, the marinating process will occur at a much faster rate due to the vacuum sealing involved, than what it would have if the ingredients had been placed in a normal container.

Once the stipulated time is up, remove the bags and break open the seals to take out the marinated contents. Use them immediately or store them away for later use.

As the above guide shows, the process by which products vacuum sealed using units belonging to our foodsaver reviews list are marinated is one that requires care and patience. If carried out carefully, it can save a lot of time while providing marinated food of a quality commensurate with those achieved after hours of normal marinating.

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Clear low: important information for becoming a better spotter

While at a recent seminar, which had a section on spotting, I realized that my presentation in the past was near complete. It is good to listen to experienced professional spotters at the top levels of our sport tell how they do it. To be good at it takes a lot of observation and knowledge of what the driver needs.

A spotter is like a copilot in

an airplane. In many cases, the spotter should be able to “fly” the car if need be, or have the kind of experience and knowledge needed to do that. In short, the spotter must understand the duties of the driver and anticipate his needs so that correct and useful information can be relayed in an instant.

 

In the past few years, I personally have spotted for stock cars and in the Grand Am series, including the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race, doing 18 out of 24 hours some years. I have my style and others have their style. The best style is the one the driver likes.

I know when I am on my game and when I am slacking off. When on, the drivers know it and although I get very little feedback when it is good, the drivers always want to make sure I am with them. When I find myself drifting off (after four or five hours in the rain) I snap back to it and remember why I am there.

From all of that, I have learned from the pros what a driver needs and what the spotter should know in order to do a better job of spotting and keeping the car out of trouble. I offer some of what I have learned on the subject, keeping in mind I don’t even begin to think I know it all. I just have some information that might help those who are new and those who wish to improve.

Education

In order for a person to do a good job at spotting, they need to be educated about racing first. They need to watch a great deal of racing with the object of seeing how drivers work the traffic and how they react to traffic working them.

If possible, early on, listen in on spotter/driver communications and get a feel for what sounds right and what makes sense. As a boy I remember watching races and trying to figure out who was fast and how they worked to pass other cars.

I could pick out a crash situation a good two to three laps ahead of time by observing a conflict early on. I would tell my buddies, watch the number so and so car, it’s fixing to get ugly. Sure enough, nine times out often they would get into each other and the crash was on.

 

Back in the ’60s, radios were not used and the driver was on his own. Conflicts between drivers happened a lot of times because a driver cut off another car for a lack of knowledge about the spacing between them, not on purpose. With the advent of radios, we now see much cleaner racing with fewer missteps.

 

Draw on your past experience gained just plain watching races. How many times have you said to yourself, man that guy needed just a little help from the spotter and that crash wouldn’t have happened.

Practice

Once you have taken on the role of spotter, do a lot of practice before an actual race. Work with the driver in testing and practice sessions. Get to know how much information he wants and needs from HIS/HER perspective. It matters not what you think, although you can offer suggestions. In the end, it is what the driver feels comfortable with that works best.

You will inevitably need to do your first race. This trial by fire is the fastest way to learn. I remember having never spotted before and being asked to help a Goodies Dash team from back home that was racing at Martinsville. They asked me to spot and I said sure, “How hard could it be?” Afterward, I realized that I knew nothing about this art and I got informed in a hurry in case that happened again.

Communication

You develop your communication style around what the driver needs and likes. Some drivers need a lot of talk to help stay focused and others may be distracted by a lot of verbiage from the spotter. You need to know how your driver reacts to communication and what kind is tolerable.

For example, most drivers do not want or need for you to tell them how to drive. In special cases when the spotter is the crew chief, dad, car owner, or a consultant that is there to help improve the driver and/or team, moving the driver up going into the corner or telling them about other mistakes is acceptable. But be diplomatic. You are dealing with, in many cases, large egos.

And you can always tell a driver when he is doing great. “Nice way to work that traffic” and “Good clean pass, way to go …” and “now that line worked much better …” are typically accepted ways to help the driver know when someone is paying attention to their smart moves. They really appreciate being rewarded with kind words, just like the rest of us.

 

Keep your communication short and to the point. “Clear High” tells the driver he is OK to move up off the turn after passing on the inside and “fast car coming, two behind” says that a faster car is moving up to overtake and how far behind it is. The closing rate can be told by starting with “five back,” then “four back,” and so on. The driver gets a feel for when to expect a challenge and can drive his line until it is time to fight or move over.

Get used to the radio and how quickly it keys up. One of the most annoying problems with race radio communication is when you key up and talk at the same time. Words get cut off of the beginning of the transmission if you don’t wait a second before talking. If a situation is coming, key up several seconds before being required to speak. If it is a continuing situation, keep the microphone keyed up all the time you are with the situation.

Work with the driver to define the terminology to be used. “Clear low” and “clear inside” mean the same thing. On a flat track, “clear low” doesn’t make as much sense as “clear inside.” A simple “inside” or “outside” will usually suffice unless the radio is not clear. A longer sentence may be understood more easily, like “you’ve got a car looking inside … he’s inside your quarter … halfway inside … at your door.”

What the Driver Needs

The driver needs the following from the spotter:

* Help in lining up before a race. Tell the driver if he is out of his appointed starting position or if he needs to move back to allow another car to get to their position.

* Knowledge of when to expect the green flag. “Green next time by” or “one lap to go, I’ll give you the green,” are ways to alert the driver to the start or restart of the race.

* Notice for caution lights. Announce caution lights, or impending cautions and hazardous track conditions. Keep looking ahead to spot trouble before your car gets into it.

* The proximity of crashes and where to go. If you feel the driver needs the information, tell him where it is clear. Never, ever talk while the driver is upon a sudden situation and can see well enough to make his own decisions.

* Communication with the officials. The restart lineup may be relayed to the spotter for use in letting the driver know where to position himself after a caution. Penalties and warnings are other instructions the official may ask the spotter to relay.

* Clearance all around the car. Let the driver know when it is clear all around so he can run his line. This information might not sound important, but to the driver it signals a time when he can relax, not slow down, somewhat during a long run, and possibly run a faster line.

* Who is closing and how fast? If a faster car is closing, let the driver know so he can be prepared. If for position the driver can judge if he needs to be aggressive, or if not, allow the other driver to pass. If you know you are holding up a car halfway through a long race, it is wise to let the other car go. Later on, the situation may reverse itself. The car that was faster 20 laps ago might have worn his stuff out and is now backing up to you. If you are considerate, chances are he will return the favor. If you blocked him, get ready for a long delay.

* If there are slow cars ahead. Giving notice about slow cars on the track can help avoid trouble, especially when your car is involved in a race for position with another car. There is no need to call out too soon. When your car is a quarter lap or less from the slow car, go ahead and let the driver know. If it is a really slow car, speak sooner if you feel the need.

* Information about the car. You might be able to spot trouble with the car before the driver or crew notices anything. Your vantage point is usually high and you can see all or most of the track. If you see tire smoke, fluids spilling, or a sudden push developing, let someone know.

* Laps run and laps remaining. Let the driver know when the halfway point has come, when there are 10 to go or if it will be a green, white, checker at the end after a late caution. Smart drivers will conserve their energy and tires for a late race surge for the win.\

* Lap times versus leader. Some drivers need lap time information to judge how they are doing against the leader. If they are the leader, they might want the gap between them and second place called out. If your car is faster and is pulling away, it might be prudent to take it a little easy and sandbag to save those tires for later on in the race.

* Moral support and encouragement. Offer support to the driver, especially during long cautions. Tell him what he did right and possibly what might make the run better. If you are pitting, give complete and precise information, especially when the pits will be open and where your car’s pit is located, as the driver comes down pit road.

* Directions to victory lane. In all of the confusion of winning, the driver might get disoriented burning all of those donuts and lose track of where victory lane is located. Help him along while you enjoy a mutual win.

Driver Psychology

Every driver is different when it comes to their personalities and thinking processes. You need to get to know your driver’s way of thinking. Does he need encouragement or does he need to be restrained?

The spotter may be in a position, depending on the relationship with the driver, to manipulate their mood and strategy if needed. After an inadvertent spin or bad start, you need to reinforce the fact that whatever happened is over and we need to move on with the rest of the race. You might hear, “Did you see what that guy did?” or “Wait till I get to his bumper, I’m gonna pay him back big time …”

In these cases, do what you can to calm the driver down and encourage him/her to see the big picture. “Hey, I don’t think he knew you were there” or “That’s OK, we can make it up, let’s get ready for the green..”

Never, ever encourage a response to an incident. It is your job to remain calm and to direct information that has a positive effect on the outcome of the race for your team. If you cannot do that, then you don’t need to be in that position.

Planning

Before the season and/or before a particular race, do some planning with the driver and crew chief about strategies and alternatives in the event certain things take place. For example, some teams choose to pit during an early caution in a longer race that requires a stop, so that when the rest of the field pits, they will be at the front for the final stint.

This only works well if you have gotten behind due to a spin or flat tire that put you to the rear and you need to get back up front. The drawback to this is that the late pitting teams will have fresher tires (if everyone puts on new rubber) and be faster.

Preplan contingencies, such as what to do if a caution comes out and you need to make an adjustment. The spotter must, in most cases, eye the pit entrance to make sure pit road is open. He must also tell the crew what is happening with the car so they can be ready. And, he has to keep track of the pace car’s location and relay that to the team so they don’t go a lap down.

A flat tire going into Turn 1 may not get noticed by the crew, so the spotter can relay the situation to the crew so they will be ready. The driver may say, “I’ve got a tire going down,” but not know which one. The spotter may be able to eye which tire so the crew can have the correct size and pressured tire for that corner ready.

On the restart, if the car behind is laying back and making a run at your First Place position, tell the driver so he can make him lift and brake, “wait, wait, wait …” then say “go, go, go” once the car behind has committed to lifting. Oh, the possibilities.

In the Seat

Spot like you are in the seat beside the driver, or better yet like you are the driver. In my spotting for road racing,

I have a great time. The Daytona Prototype cars run with the GT class, who are a bit slower, so that there is always overtaking of these cars. At times you are clearing your driver as quickly as possible so he can move over to set up for the next turn.

You are letting him know that ahead is a very slow car. This is important because the closing rate may be too quick for the faster car to avoid a collision. This holds true for circle track racing too. If you are side-by-side with someone racing for position, you need to know about a slow car on the inside so you can either crowd the other car to make him lift if you are on the outside, or move the other car over enough to get by the slower car if you are on the inside.

Know that you must “feel” when the driver needs to be cleared, just like if you were driving. Never clear too early, but don’t hesitate either. Know when a driver needs the information and what information he needs. When your driver is passing a slower car on the outside down the straightaway, he needs to know exactly when he is clear so he can either take the normal line into the corner or stay up. It’s either one or the other and if the information is delayed, he may lose valuable time if he could have taken the low line.

In this case, by all means, key the mic early and as soon as clear happens, say “clear.” If it happens to be a sudden announcement, I usually say two words, “you’re clear,” so that if I cut off the first word, “clear” comes through.

Advanced Techniques

There are a few advanced techniques you can develop and use when spotting. When you get comfortable, you can begin to look well ahead and watch other cars at times when your car is all clear. And let the driver know every time he is all clear. That gives him a chance to relax his guard a little until he reaches new traffic in order to reduce fatigue.

Watch for future conflicts developing and, if need be, alert the driver to them. If two cars get to racing side-by-side up ahead, they may be slowing down and this may be an opportunity to be alert to an opportunity to pass both cars if they were to get together and move up the track.

Be on the alert for caution situations, not necessarily waiting for the caution to come out. If an obvious caution situation develops, tell the driver immediately so he does not get into it. The flagman may be looking in another direction, as often happens, and the actual caution may come out too late for your car to avoid a problem.

If a car blows a motor, tell the driver to “stay high in 3 and 4, oil on the track” so he doesn’t go flying in there and then slide to the wall. This kind of knowledge is a bit advanced and only veteran spotters are good at it, but it will help your racing program a bunch if you can develop a holistic approach to your spotting duties.

Conclusion

Good driver/spotter relationships often are a significant part of winning races and championships. The longer you work together, the better it gets. Talk to other veteran spotters and let them help you to get better. These guys are going to be beside you at every race and a sort of camaraderie can develop in many cases. Good luck and speak clearly.

Vaccines and the anti-vaccination movement: an interview with Dr. Paul Offit

Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, is one of the world’s leading proponents of vaccinations and good publichealth practices. His book Deadly Choices was subtitled “How the Anti-Vaccination Movement Threatens Us All.” He’s also author of Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine and most recently (March 10) Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine. In an interview with Lindsay Beyerstein on the Center for Inquiry Point of Inquiry podcast, Offit spoke about the early 2015 measles outbreak at Disneyland, the anti-vaccination movement, and the importance of vaccination.

LINDSAY BEYERSTEIN: Let’s talk about the flu vaccine this year. What happened with it?

DR. PAUL OFFIT: I would say we’re generally pretty good at figuring out what strands are about to circulate, and we do that usually a few months before we make the vaccine. We predicted basically what’s circulating in South America because usually that’s what comes up here and that was what was circulating. The problem is that one of the strands, the H3N2 strand, mutated enough away from what the vaccine strand was so that protective efficacy this year was woeful. It was in the 23 percent range, which is terrible. I don’t remember a year like this actually, since I started to follow this for the last twenty years. This, I think, is the worst year we’ve had for protective efficacy in my memory.

BEYERSTEIN: How do you calculate protective efficacy?

OFFIT: You look at people who got the vaccine and those who didn’t, then you look at the infection rate of those who got the vaccine and those who didn’t, and then you can figure out what the efficacy was. If 25 percent of people in the non-vaccinated group got sick and then only 2 percent of the vaccinated group got sick, the protective efficacy is about 90 percent.

BEYERSTEIN: What is herd immunity, and what kind of vaccination rate do we need to sustain to keep herd immunity strong for measles?

OFFIT: Herd immunity just means that enough people are vaccinated in the population so that the virus or the bacteria has a lot of trouble spreading from one person to the next because so many people are vaccinated. In terms of the level of herd immunity that’s necessary, it depends on the nature and contagiousness of the virus or bacteria you’re trying to prevent. For these highly contagious viruses like measles, mumps, or chicken pox, you really need to have between 92 and 94 percent of the population immunized in order to prevent that spread.

For diseases that are less contagious, you don’t need as high of a percentage because what happens is when herd immunity starts to fade, you see exactly what you’re seeing now–which is the most contagious diseases come back first: measles, mumps, whooping cough. It’s just what you would expect.

BEYERSTEIN: A lot of people put their children at risk for religion. It seems like it’s perfectly compatible with a lot of religious beliefs. There are people who recruit their children to be suicide bombers.

OFFIT: I don’t know why. If you look, for example, at the followers of religions such as Christian Scientists, often these things are done in the name of Jesus, and I don’t get that. I’m not a religious person but if one reads the New Testament, you can’t help but be impressed by the figure described as Jesus. “Verily, I say unto you, what you do unto the least of my brethren, you do unto me.” You put that on the entrance of every children’s hospital in the world. This is a man who stood up for children at a time when infanticide was common, when abandonment was common, when child abuse was the crime embraced by the Roman Empire. You could argue independent of whether you believe in God or you believe Jesus was the son of God, the way Jesus is described in the New Testament he is a breakthrough character in terms of his defense of children. I don’t get it.

BEYERSTEIN: He also was pro-healing, and he never said you shouldn’t have any healing except for me.

OFFIT: That’s right. When you’re sick, go to the doctor. In three of the four gospels that made it into the New Testament, that’s what he says. I don’t get it. What bothers me is when we had that outbreak in Philadelphia, it would have been nice for somebody who represented the church to stand up and say, “This is nuts. This is a distinctly un-Christian thing to do.” That would have helped. I think our respect for religion is great to a point, but this is that point.

BEYERSTEIN: Many of the anti-vaccination parents are well educated and affluent. Why do you think that they’re such fertile ground for these crazy ideas?

OFFIT: I think they don’t fear the disease. I think it’s that simple. I think in Southern California, you’re living this wealthy, upper middle class, upper-class environment. You’re eating well, you’re exercising. You don’t see this disease so you think this is not going to happen to me, until it happens to you. That’s the way it always works with these diseases.

BEYERSTEIN: There is this group that you’ve identified as the vaccine hesitant parents, and you said that they have a big role to play in improving public health outcomes for vaccinations. Who are they and what can we do to get them on our side?

OFFIT: I think that’s most people. We talk about the anti-vaccine movement, but the true anti-vaccine movement are the professionals–Barbara Loe Fisher at National Vaccine Information Center or J.B. Hanley at Generation Rescue, or people like Jenny McCarthy–but some are conspiracy theorists. They believe that there is a conspiracy between or among the federal government and the pharmaceutical industry and doctors to sort of push product, but you’re not going to convince them. I think that’s not most people.

Most people, there’s just an anti-vaccine sentiment. They don’t see the disease; they’re not scared of the disease; they’ve read scary stuff on the Internet. They’re not sure what they should do. I think those people are, for the most part, convincible. I think we just have to be a little more compelling in the way we try and convince them.

BEYERSTEIN: Are people more friendly toward, say, polio vaccinations because they know that polio means paralysis? I get the sense that people are less likely to want to refuse that than a measles vaccine or a diphtheria vaccine, or pertussis, that they don’t even know what the disease really is.

OFFIT: It’s interesting, isn’t it? People are hesitant to get an HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus vaccine, to prevent a disease that causes twenty-five thousand cases of cancer, four thousand deaths a year. Yet, they’re happy to get a polio vaccine. We haven’t had a case of polio in the United States since 1979. You’re right. I think we’re not very good at judging risk.

BEYERSTEIN: There was an op-ed in USA Today recently that was arguing that parents who refuse to vaccinate for mandatory vaccines should be jailed. Do you think that is acceptable or necessary?

OFFIT: No, I think that goes too far. We have three ways that you can choose not to get a vaccine in this country and one is a medical exemption. I think that’s fine. I think this so-called personal belief exemption is nonsensical. Vaccines aren’t a belief system. They’re an evidence-based system. There’s abundant evidence that shows they are what they claim to be. Again, I think a religious exemption is also nonsensical because it’s an unreligious act. So don’t give it the legal protections of religion. The notion that you’re allowing people to put children at risk in the name of religion is, I think, averse to all, frankly, religions. I just wish we’d be more honest about this. If people choose not to get vaccinated it’s because they’re not scared of the disease, and they have false concerns about what the vaccine can do. That’s what this is all about, so don’t make it so easy for them to exempt themselves.

BEYERSTEIN: Who would you say are the biggest players in the anti-vaccine movement now, if you’re looking at the people who are responsible for the sad state of vaccine public opinion?

OFFIT: I think it was the National Vaccine Information Center. They were born in the early 1980s. At the time, they were called “Dissatisfied Parents Together,” or DPT. They were concerned that the wholesale pertussis vaccine, which was used then–pertussis being whooping cough–caused permanent brain damage, which was absolutely not true. It was shown in many studies not to be true. It’s been more than thirty years and that kind of launched the notion that vaccines may be doing more harm than good. It’s interesting, if you look at the measles outbreak in Southern California, a number of those people are over twenty. I think those are the first generation of children born of that sort of anti-vaccine sentiment of the early 1980s…. I definitely think that the anti-vaccine movement is losing ground. I think that the media have got far more responsible about covering this story. If you look at the way it was covered fifteen years ago, it was always this false mantra of balance, which is tell two sides of the story when only one side is supported by the science. … I think the media are much more responsible about this either because younger journalists are being trained in perspective and not false balance, or because the outbreaks are so egregious that you can’t help but feel the choice not to get a vaccine was a bad one.

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BEYERSTEIN: If you’re a parent and you’re concerned about vaccination levels at your kid’s school, what can you do to change that to help protect people?

OFFIT: I think that you can attend a PTA meeting say, “Look, I think we should all care about each other. We all are responsible for each other.” When a Jehovah’s Witness, for example, chooses not to get a blood transfusion when they have a life-threatening loss of blood, they’ve made a decision for themselves and themselves only. They can’t make that decision for the child. But you can make that decision for yourself, fine, that’s fine. It doesn’t affect anybody else. When you choose not to get a vaccine, that’s a different story. Now you are saying, “It’s my right to spread a potentially fatal infection.”

This piece is adapted from a transcript of the February 2, 2015, Point of Inquiry podcast. The full interview can be heard at http://www.pointofmquiry.org/ paul_offit_md_on_measles_in_ the_magic_kingdom_and_the_an ti-vaccine_movement/.

Measles Vaccine Safety

About in ten think vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps
and rubella are unsafe for health children. However the large majority
view the vaccines as safe.

                           Safe     Not safe    Don't know

18-29 years old            77%         15%          8%
30-49 years old            81%         10%          9%
Parent of a child          80%         13%          7%
Not a parent               85%         8%           7%
High school or less        77%         14%          9%
College grad               92%          4            5
Total                      83%         9%           7%

Source: Pew Research 2015
Graphic: Tribune News Service

Some mistakes users can make on the elliptical trainer

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Of course, everyone can get great value of their money when purchasing an elliptical trainer for their home. With this device, they can improve their fitness and also get a sturdy body. However, sometimes, they may make some mistakes that reduce efficiency of the workout. Below are the typical ones and how to fix them.

Do not enter information

Many people just simply go on the elliptical and do their workout until they feel tired. Nevertheless, to maximize the efficiency of the workout, they had better let the machine set up a program which is suitable to their body as well as their health. Hence, don’t forget to provide your stats to the trainer to find the suitable program. In addition, you could also set your own goals on the machine.

Do not work the upper half

Do not forget to incorporate the handles of the elliptical to work your upper body. Move your arms and legs at the same time will be the best way to balance the muscles on two halves of your body. Furthermore, you can apply intervals (focusing on your arms in a minutes, then turning to focus on your legs in 4 minutes, then repeat through your workout) to get the best result.

Zero resistance

Without resistance, the users can feel like they are capable of stepping a mile within only a minute. However, it is obviously that they can not get the best result of the workout. Therefore, everytime you feel your exercise is not challenged enough, remember to increase the level of resistance to extend your amount of energy when pushing and pulling through the stride. Afterwards, continue to train at a moderate pace until you think that it is enough for that day.

Slouch

Some research shows that if you lean on the armrests of an elliptical trainer instead of grabbing them while gyming, the amount of calorie burned will reduce. On the other hand, standing up straight would make your abs longer, thus can help you to engage your core as well as work your upper body muscles. Besides, to increase the number of muscles engaged and to blast more fat, you can hop on the machine with an upper body component.

Do not change directions

Do not stay in a fixed posture because it can just impact on several particular parts of your body. Going forward will emphasis your quads while moving backward can make your hamstrings and gluteis work harder. Additionally, sit back slightly and keep you knees at an angle of 90 degrees could max out the effect. In short, let’s combine all of them in your workout sessions. Besides, sit on your heels is much better than putting too much pressure on your toes.

Hope that all above advices would help you to maximize the effectiveness of your elliptical machine. If you have not possess a trainer yet and be confused on which model is the most suitable to your household, don’t hesitate to have a look at our elliptical machine reviews for reference and get the best home elliptical right today to make your life healthy!