April 30, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

The elliptical can be an effective partner when you need to give your knees a break and want a total-body workout. But most of us who are regular users know that numb-toe feeling. You’re running at a steady pace, still have energy to do more, and then right around the 2 to 4 mile mark it feels like your toes are falling asleep.

This happens to everyone, on every brand in the market. But, one of the best ways to prevent or reduce numb toe is to simply make sure you pedal backwards every 20  minutes or so. Numb-toe is caused by constant pressure on the balls of your feet and toes. When you pedal backwards, the pressure moves to your heels, reducing the pressure on your little piggies.

Matt Elsesser
 

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