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Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 10:03 PM
Ok so lately when I do my cardio, I run on the eliptical because the treadmill causes too much impact on my knees. Anytime I've ever been on an eliptical(which I love by the way) my toes tend to get tingly and like fall asleep after about 30 minutes on it. Does anyone else experience this or is it just me?? Also sometimes I dont like to watch the tv's or see all the other people around me so I will close my eyes while running(holding on of course) and jujst totally jam out to the mp3 player. It helps the time past faster and I can run faster also. People probably look at me like I am crazy but when I go to th gym it is my only time alone with my own thoughts so i try to take advantage of it.


Taylor86
09-27-2008, 10:30 PM
Oh my goodness we must be workout twins! - Tingly toes happen to me all the time on the elliptical! I heart the elliptical too - Remember turned me on to it...I also close my eyes and jam when I am on it instead of watching tv because I can't see the TV cause I don't wear my glasses when I workout.

I love being inside my head when I workout! Its also my only time alone because I live with my bf and we don't have the same music tastes so I get to jam!

Thanks so much for your post...that makes me wanna do the elliptical tomorrow!!!!

Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 10:33 PM
Yay for us an being elliptical twins:):)


unload2
09-27-2008, 10:38 PM
Hey me too! I was wondering what that was all about too. It gets annoying sometimes and kind of turns me off to using it which is a shame because I love the workout I get from it.

Taylor86
09-27-2008, 10:40 PM
I should see me watching back to my apartment when i get off the machine. My underwear has turned into a thong, I am bright red, my toes are numb and my arms feel like limp noodles. Really. Sexy.

Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 10:42 PM
I know, I sweat soooo much its not even funny. The people behind me on the bus have got a sight to see. My butt jigglin as I run and me mouthing words to a song they can't hear with my eyes shut!! NICE. And my face always gets super red too.(I mostly only wear thongs that way I dont have wedgies to pick out)

Taylor86
09-27-2008, 10:45 PM
I listen to musicals when I workout so I really feel like a nerd! Thongs...never gotten into them...I swear by boyshorts.

Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 10:56 PM
I never wore a thong until I graduate high school and I can't live without them. But I do love the boyshorts too. Depending on what i wear of course.

Iconised Ghost
09-27-2008, 10:58 PM
i have skin issues, so when i work out i actually sweat moisturiser. Now thats sexy ;)

kelly315
09-27-2008, 11:00 PM
Ive always wondered why that foot tingly thing happens. Its not just elipticals for me...bikes etc. I thought it was just poor circulation, cuz I'm one of those people whose hands are always cold, but since all of you have experienced it, I guess it's not too much to worry about. phew.

Iconised Ghost
09-27-2008, 11:02 PM
i dont get it so much on bikes, but i definately get it on cross trainers (which i think are the same as elipticals). Something to do with the thing that holds the foot i think.

Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 11:04 PM
I think it has to do the with doing the same motion or somehing, not quite sure. sometiems its not as bad as othe times but its still annoying. i try to scrunch my toes and move my feet around as I'm running. Not an easy feat of course

raw23
09-27-2008, 11:07 PM
I, too, love the elliptical machine! But sorry ladies, I don't experience any tingling in my toes. My heels hurt sometimes, though. It's still better than any significant time on a treadmill or running... I've always had good running shoes but no matter what shoe I wear I get blisters on my Achilles tendon when I jog. :?:
However, lately I haven't even broken a sweat on the elliptical. Maybe I need to up the intensity? I've been doing half an hour on the elliptical and 15 minutes on the treadmill - long enough to stop my legs from feeling weird from the elliptical but not so long that the jogging bothers my Achilles.

sweetkam
09-27-2008, 11:12 PM
I LOVE the ELLIPTICAL! i really hate to run because i have a large chest and it really hurts to run like that but the elliptical machine doesn't do this. btw i have had tingly toes i think it is from pressing my foot in the front of the foot pedal.

Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 11:20 PM
Yeah the tingling usually happens after I go past round the 30 minute mark. And I am running at a pretty good intensity so I dont know if that has to do with it or what.

Chele615
09-27-2008, 11:25 PM
I love the elliptical!!! I do that for at least 35 minutes everyday. I usually do the interval training one and I have started to up the incline as I go. I sweat like a pig on that!!!! My hair is usually soaking wet when I am done and I am always having to wipe my face and forehead because of the sweat. Plus, my face turns bright red, so I usually look wonderful when I am done. And then, of course, that's when I will run into former students or people I know! haha

Wolf Goddess
09-27-2008, 11:31 PM
The elliptical is awesome - I feel like I'm working my body out all over when I'm on it, not just my legs. I'm on it at least three times a week. I love that I can increase the resistance instead of merely going faster.

Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 11:33 PM
See I dont have to really worry about people I know because recently moved 2500 miles away from pretty much everyone i know. It makes it easier to look like crap(and by crap I mean sweaty and red and such) at the gym withoutworry.

sweetfelinity
09-27-2008, 11:56 PM
I can't do the eliptical, my knees hurt too bad, but I can do a bit on a treadmill before my back starts to spasm and go numb...so its mostly the recumbent bike for me! I wish there were other nice alternatives as well.

Blcarter84
09-27-2008, 11:59 PM
Wow weird that you can do the treadmill and not the elliptical. The treadmill is higher impact especially on your knees. But everyone has there own niche of whatever works for them. Aslong aswe are all doing our best right!!

ducky0224
09-28-2008, 12:07 AM
when I use the elliptical ( I actually own one so no one but my husband gets to see the jiggle) I move my feet around on the pedels. I find if I keep them up towards the back I get the tingle, and I think it is because you use your toes more. if you move them around, I think it works different muscles in your legs and gives your toes a break from just staying in the back of the pedel.

Blcarter84
09-28-2008, 12:12 AM
Hmmm interesting. The one I go on doesn't have straps or anything so I try to slowly move my feet around so I get as little tingly feeling as possible. Still weird thogh huh

Chele615
09-28-2008, 12:29 AM
See I dont have to really worry about people I know because recently moved 2500 miles away from pretty much everyone i know. It makes it easier to look like crap(and by crap I mean sweaty and red and such) at the gym withoutworry.

It's amusing because I joined the gym not in the town where I live and teach because I didn't want to see every single person I knew at the gym. Of course, I have run into 6 former students already. A couple of them get excited when they see me and practically yell across the room! There have been a couple kids though who give me the "I think I know you somehow" look. But I usually wear contacts to the gym and my hair is a lot shorter than it was when they were in school, so they're not too sure. I usually don't say anything though and keep either working out or walking past them. LOL

Blcarter84
09-28-2008, 12:33 AM
Its always soo weird when you run into people you know at the gym because its like am I supposed to talk to them or continue going o the machine and reaso that I am there.

BellaHTH
09-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Its always soo weird when you run into people you know at the gym because its like am I supposed to talk to them or continue going o the machine and reaso that I am there.

Haha, that is why I had my mp3 player ALWAYS so I could just ignore people. I usually wanted to get in and out as fast as possible anyways, and the fewer distractions I have to prevent me from working out, the better!

I think the tingly toes (I get them too, and I LOVE the elliptical) is from continually pressing forward on your feet on the machine. I think it might be even more so is you are leaning forward instead of standing straight, although all machine are different so I'm not sure about this one. You could try placing more of your weight on your heel in the forward motion (this helps a little) and also taking a short break helps a lot for me. I'll usually split up my workout to rest my feet while doing weights or something, then go back to it, all the while keeping my heart-rate as high as possible.

princess2323
09-29-2008, 04:39 PM
with me i havent done the elliptical since before i got pregnant but when i did i moved my feet around but they were never like pressed towards the top or the bottom b'c it was just more comfortable to me to have them in the middle of the foot pedals --- and i luv the elliptical so much that i own one too

Shannon in ATL
09-29-2008, 04:54 PM
The tingly toe feeling is from the way you are standing - you are likely leaning forward a little and using the balls of your feet to apply the pressure to move the pedals. Try to stand up straighter, it will actually almost feel like you are leaning slightly backwards sometimes, and consciously push with your heels. I go so far as to curl my toes up sometimes to remind myself to adjust my posture. You will feel the exercise more in your calves that way as well, or at least I do. And, my heart rate seems to go up higher as well, though that might be coincidence. :)

I used to get tingly toes every day, now that I adjusted my posture it hasn't happened in months.

junebug41
09-29-2008, 06:40 PM
Ok so lately when I do my cardio, I run on the eliptical because the treadmill causes too much impact on my knees. Anytime I've ever been on an eliptical(which I love by the way) my toes tend to get tingly and like fall asleep after about 30 minutes on it. Does anyone else experience this or is it just me??
I get them sometimes. When my shoes are breaking down and I have to tie them tighter and tighter is when this happens. Then I know I'm getting to the point where it's time for new shoes. It's definitely weird, but not something I worry about.

Its always soo weird when you run into people you know at the gym because its like am I supposed to talk to them or continue going o the machine and reaso that I am there.

And then if you do say hi are you then obligated to carry on a conversation while you or they are working out? I always feel so weird talking to someone when only one of us is working out... but I still have to say hello.... I used to work in an athletic facility and whenever I would use the gym there were always those people that would insist on having along conversation, usually while I was leaving and they were still on the elliptical or treadmill. That was always really awkward.

Haha, that is why I had my mp3 player ALWAYS so I could just ignore people. I usually wanted to get in and out as fast as possible anyways, and the fewer distractions I have to prevent me from working out, the better!

I wish this was a deterrent for people. I thought wearing the big headphones would help, but it doesn't. Not on the train, not on the gym :dizzy:

Karatemom
09-29-2008, 06:52 PM
I get tingly toes, too.

Blcarter84
09-30-2008, 09:47 PM
Maybe I just need to get some new shoes...mine are kind of old. IT has been my next goal for a while but I want to get good ones and I am EXTREMELY broke right now! Just trying to be able to buy food to feed ourselves first.

carinna
09-30-2008, 10:30 PM
I love the elyptical, but man is it a tough workout!