Best Cardio Machine
- 10-29-2010, 11:00 AM
Best Cardio Machine
I believe that I get the most work done on the stairmaster (stairmill). I tried to google the differences between a cardio session on the stairmaster and treadmill with the results mostly saying both are good.
The stairmaster makes my body mealt. In 20 minutes I can develop a puddle of sweat that has ran down the sides of the machine. It feels hard so I believe it is the hardest/best/most effective.
I have no actual scientific information to back my hypothesis. But as far as gym equipment for cardio I believe it gives the most bang for time spent.
Wondering what y'all think.
- 10-29-2010, 11:04 AM
Best modality, IMO, is going to a track and doing 100M sprints 10-14x.M.Ed. Ex Phys
- 10-29-2010, 11:05 AM
10-29-2010, 11:15 AM
The Primordial Woman
10-29-2010, 09:09 PM
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Serious Nutrition Solutions
10-31-2010, 07:50 PM
I love a good morning run. Now that I added bcaa ill raise my cardio to 45min
11-10-2010, 12:49 PM
I think stairmill is the most effective at fat burning, but for endurance training running and swimming are for sure the best. You can't push the pace on the stairmill like you can when you're out for a run. Two different types of cardio but both are great, a lot of personal preference.
11-10-2010, 12:53 PM
For S&C purposes, nothing beats a Prowler.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-10-2010, 12:54 PM
IMo the prowler is the best cardio machine
11-10-2010, 01:38 PM
12-06-2010, 03:05 PM
what about eliptical, i always enjoyed this since i got a bad ankle and cant really push it too far so i stick with this. wouldn't stare master just cut fat around ur though and ass area?
12-08-2010, 04:06 PM
And no, stairmaster will not target fat loss. You lose fat according to genetic propensity, and it usually happens fairly evenly from your whole body until you get to the last little bit, around 10-12%. ie, you are never going to see someone with 6% bodyfat abs but 20% bodyfat arms, despite what the crunch machine commercials tell you.
12-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Best calorie burner-treadmill at a 15% incline at 4+MPH. Burns over 1100 calories an hour.
12-08-2010, 09:01 PM
12-08-2010, 09:24 PM
12-08-2010, 09:33 PM
Studies have been done, and found a higher energy expenditure and greater recruitment of muscles running on solid ground vs. on the treadmill. As for the elyptical, probably the least efficient piece of equipment and perhaps the most destructive. Recruitment of the adductors, abductors, knee extensors and flexors, as well as the calves are minimized. Therefore, at a given heart rate, youre actually burning less calories.
A rowing erg is a good low-impact piece of cardio equipment, that can be set for high intensity intervals.
12-08-2010, 09:56 PM
Cardio on a machine is for 40 yr. old women. Next thing you know, we'll comparing Turbo Kick and Zumba. Blech!
12-08-2010, 09:58 PM
12-09-2010, 12:12 AM
12-09-2010, 08:54 AM
12-15-2010, 10:56 AM
Best practical, and prevalent, indoor cardio machine IMO would be an Airdyne. Simple, easy, and common in most gyms.
12-15-2010, 12:03 PM
Whichever one gets you doing it!!
12-15-2010, 12:54 PM
12-15-2010, 01:38 PM
12-15-2010, 01:59 PM
so its like a football sled with no pads? interesting.
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12-15-2010, 03:21 PM
12-20-2010, 01:16 PM
I prefer high incline treadmill, stair machine, or a pool. I also like to vary my forms of cardio. Once it warms up, HIIT outside.
12-20-2010, 09:46 PM
I prefer to do my cardio with a jumprope. It's a killer workout.
12-20-2010, 10:40 PM
12-20-2010, 10:57 PM
your legs....pick your poisen
12-21-2010, 12:12 AM
12-24-2010, 07:17 AM
Stairmaster is excellent.
I love the elliptical too but only at highest intensity, like others said, it's a waste of time at low resistance levels.
01-08-2011, 11:37 AM
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