Elliptical Machine Squeaking Tips

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On an elliptical machine, the rollers and the gliders are two of the main areas that can cause a squeak on the machine. Understand how an elliptical machine works so as to troubleshoot squeaks and other issues that may arise with tips from an experienced personal trainer in this free video on fitness and exercises.

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Hi, this is Aaron Hill at Fitness for Life in Wilmington, North Carolina. Here to diagnose the problem with why ellipticals squeak. Ellipticals squeak for several different reasons. Number one, perhaps the first thing to look into, what is the condition of the rollers on the elliptical. If they've got a significant amount of age on them, they begin to harden. Perhaps you're getting a little too much friction there and that's where you're recognizing the squeak. If its not that, perhaps your gliders are dirty. The gliders are where the rollers, the grooves on the foot plant part of the elliptical where those shoes fit into and maybe perhaps that's dirty and we need to clean them out. But more often than not, more often than not and probably close to what I was just talking about, an elliptical squeaks because of neglect. Just pure and simple. They probably have not been, they haven't been cleaned properly or they haven't been, you haven't done any regular maintenance on it. That's probably the biggest reason why most people's ellipticals squeak is because just good old fashioned neglect. That's why the elliptical squeaks from Aaron Hill here at Fitness for Life.

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