A Questions For Eliptical Runners

2 PAGES
1 | 2
previous topic · next topic
MomofTwoGirl...

Joined: Jan 08
Posts: 534

      quote  
Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 10:32
I can't do the treadmill right now because of my knee, so I've become best friends with my gyms eliptical! I love it, but after about 25 minutes on it, my toes start to go numb. Is there something I can put in my shoes that will help with this? I try to move my feet on the peddles to find a better position, but I have to be as close as possible, because I'm only 5'1 and can't reach otherwise...



TIA
Sarah Wink
loveaic

Joined: Jul 09
Posts: 25

      quote  
Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 11:08
Mine do that too, so I just try to wiggle them every so often. That wakes them up/keeps them from falling asleep. I don't know of anything to put in shoes. It is quite annoying thoughSmile
Tressatnt

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 190

      quote  
Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 11:26
Same thing used to happen to me! So I stopped doing that for a while. I don't know why, but if I use the elliptical now, my toes seems to be fine. Weird. I guess just try wiggling them.
Jen_005

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 19

      quote  
Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 12:20
Same here! Sometimes I lean back and put more weight on my heels for a minute or two to get the blood back in my toes. This technique also makes my butt and hamstrings burn a little more, so that's a plus. Wink
“There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” - Vince Lombardi
"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adr58

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 155

      quote  
Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 12:25
Agreed - move your foot position around a little - bounce on your toes, push "flat-footed", lean back on your heels, use your arms more to relax your lower half, etc.

I do my elliptical exercising for 1hr 30 mins plus every day - pace is determined by the music videos I'm shuffling on my iTouch

Perception in the eye of the perceiver is reality


- Unknown

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!

- Unknown


k8yk

Joined: Jan 09
Posts: 4,546

      quote  
Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 14:27
It used to happen to me too- but only on one type of elliptical. It doesn't happen anymore. You could stop after 20 min, walk around the gym, then get back on. That's what I used to do.
My blog, This is not a Diet:
http://notsobigk.wordpress.com
Follow me on Facebook for tips, recipes, advice, exercise ideas and more:
http://www.facebook.com/notadiet
dorfnation

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 8

      quote  
Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 10:42
Adr58 wrote:
Agreed - move your foot position around a little - bounce on your toes, push "flat-footed", lean back on your heels, use your arms more to relax your lower half, etc.

I do my elliptical exercising for 1hr 30 mins plus every day - pace is determined by the music videos I'm shuffling on my iTouch

this is your answer.
likewhoa

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 11:50
Your shoe laces are probably too tight. It cuts blood flowing to your toes. Loosen them a lot at the top and don't pull the top laces tight when tying.
smorton

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 4

      quote  
Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 12:14
Hello everyone, I am fairly new to this site, and I am reading through some of the forums.

The elliptical machine happens to be one of my favorite machines to use in the gym. I am certain to ride for at least one hour a day 3-4 times a week.

In my experience with the machine, I had problems when I first started and was told that it had everything to do with my leg strength. I really started focusing on working with my leg muscles and as time went on, I do not have the problems anymore.
Wanting the weight off
stephmenzo

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 47

      quote  
Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 14:04
Oh yes, same problem here! I am also very short, 5'0". I can only go about 30 minutes, mine start going numb around minute 15. I try everything, loosening my stings, moving my feet....ugh, its frustrating because i love the elliptical too! But I am not gonna stop...lol! Gotta burn those calories!
Stephanie
mrsvmoney

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 15:48
Sounds like you aren't distributing weight evenly on your feet, but putting more pressure on your toes. try balancing more even when on the elliptical. That used to happen to me but then i just started concentrating on not using my toes but my whole foot. Now i don't get that numbness in my toes.
V$
MomofTwoGirl...

Joined: Jan 08
Posts: 534

      quote  
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 12:26
Yeah, as I said, I'm really short to, so I have to have my feet as close to the top of the peddles as possible, or else I can't reach. I don't the toe wiggle, and I try and put my weight on my heels, and it works for a while, but they always go numb again. Oh well, I'm not stopping, so I guess I'll just have to deal with it!! Thanks for the imput guys!!!!
nisuoc

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 60

      quote  
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 13:46
I have the same problem, it is kinda nice to know that other people have the same problem
I have never been able to run much. I want to run a marathon.
LaurenPollar...

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 14:04
i had the same problem, between loosening my laces on my shoes and really focusing on using my legs to push up and down seemed to stop the problem!
mendacity22

Joined: Nov 09
Posts: 44

      quote  
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 16:16
It happens to me too. Sometimes I think adjusting the incline helps, probably because it causes me to dristribute my weight more evenly.
adienta

Joined: Aug 09
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 17:40
I thought it as just me. I was just going to buy new sneakers.
frenchwine

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 11

      quote  
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 20:32
This used to happen to me at times. I ended up buying 1/2 bigger sneakers and VOILA', it worked. I am real tall but I honestly think that was the trick. Try concentrating on your music rather than your feet. It works for me.
goodbyegirl

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 03 Mar 2010, 21:23
If you reverse when this happens for a few minutes it goes away,I usually reverse for commercials and do not experience numbness at all anymore. Hope this helps.

lilchantey

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 25

      quote  
Posted: 06 Mar 2010, 20:36
that used to happen to me a lot too, and I'm really short as well. It doesn't happen anymore though. I think its because I go on the "weight loss interval training" and I switch between forward and backward motion every 8 minutes, and also I switch how I use the machine based on the resistance. I don't do it on purpose but I notice when I go faster its easier to sort of squat down keeping your feet more flat, and you get more momentum.. but when the resistance is higher and you have to work harder I automatically lift my heels up and down almost like i am taking steps on the machine...
maybe I'm weird for how I use the machine but thats what works for me Smile
usersrdum

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 08 Mar 2010, 15:55
Reading the manual on my new "Sole E35" Elliptical it states that if up on the balls of your feet this can cause the toes to go numb from to much pressure on the nerves going to the toes. Try to stay more flat footed. If your elliptical has a foot incline try to adjust it up a little.




Latest Posts

what is your goal weight, 5'3 and 5'4 ladies?
I am 5'3" and I am 66 yr old. So not sure what I should weigh. My high was 190 but I am now below 170. I need to take off at least another 10 pounds to help my back pain. It comes off very ...
by ESPPrice on 21 Oct 20 11:13 AM
kcals - Food vs Exercise
Hi there - very new here so if this has been discussed, please point me to the right post. Is there somewhere where if you have created a caloric deficit (ie, excercise kcals exceed food kcals) you can ...
by lisa.blight on 07 Oct 20 09:32 AM
Over 50 and use 24GO?
That owuld be awesome! Yea see you
by BlondVital on 04 Oct 20 08:13 PM
fitness tracker
I personally don't recommend Piracetam as it is known to cause weight gain. https://buyarmodafinil.com/pay-with-bitcoin/ is a comparable drug to Modafinil, if a little stronger, but with no side e ...
by aliciabannon on 28 Sep 20 09:37 AM
Fasted workouts?
nice content..thanks
by CarolWCline on 05 Sep 20 06:42 AM

Get the app
    
© 2020 FatSecret. All rights reserved.