treadmill or elliptical

  1. Registered User
    Hope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    83
    Rep Power
    926

    treadmill or elliptical


    Hi all,

    I am shifting from stationary bike workout to either treadmill, or elliptical trainer.I do cardio for at least 30 min/5 days a week.I have used treadmill in the past, but not elliptical.Even though the elliptical puts less strain on knees, but is it effective enough as compared to treadmill ?


    My choice for treadmill.


    Sole Treadmills: F63 SOLE Treadmill

  2. Registered User
    Godstrength's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    760
    Rep Power
    326525

    I believe my heart rate actually gets higher on the elliptical so that means more calories burned. You use your upper body some w the eliptical. What I do is alternate between them both to keep my body guessing and not getting too used to one specific routine.
  3. Registered User
    bigbruiser739's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    378
    Rep Power
    226507

    Its really up to you and what feels best, being a taller guy myself, I have found very few elliptical that fit my natural movement. I prefer LISS, walking on a treadmill on a steep incline for 30-40 mins, but if I'm in a pinch I'll do HIIT on a bike for 20 mins.

    It not the machine that does the work, its you. Movement is movement regardless of what platform you use.
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    puccah8808's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  165 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    4,730
    Rep Power
    591000

    I love the elliptical just because I feel like I get more of a workout. In the end, it's your decision.
    DO IT FOR THE "HOLY, SH*T, YOU GOT HOT"...
  5. Registered User
    xR1pp3Rx's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  201 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,323
    Rep Power
    908042

    that depends.. am I on alphamine or dexaprine?
    *** iForce Nutrition Anabolic Minion Member ***
  6. Registered User
    GeekPoop's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  232 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    brb, buffet
    Age
    27
    Posts
    5,268
    Rep Power
    234823

    I prefer a treadmill over these two. Anything where you need to support your own bw will give you more results.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions
  7. Registered User
    OnionKnight's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  208 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Sacramento
    Posts
    2,374
    Rep Power
    465989

    elliptical enforces bad motor learning

    treadmill is weight bearing and hurts for overweight people


    pick your poison

    strength training beats both
  8. Registered User
    Epolis13's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  143 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    268
    Rep Power
    113803

    What are your goals? You technically don't need EITHER.
    iForce Nutrition Representative - iTrain. iCompete. iDominate
  9. Registered User
    AZMIDLYF's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Age
    55
    Posts
    14,701
    Rep Power
    4651711

    The Stepmill beats all of them in my book and is hard as hell...why you rarely see people using it.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
  10. Registered User
    rhoadx's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    illinois
    Posts
    175
    Rep Power
    3914

    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    The Stepmill beats all of them in my book and is hard as hell...why you rarely see people using it.
    damn true!
  11. Registered User
    TexasGuy's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  238 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    796
    Rep Power
    188233

    Street and bleachers/stairs.
  12. Registered User
    laneanders's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tennessee, United States
    Posts
    885
    Rep Power
    198647

    I would go with elliptical and some Dexaprine XR.
    iForce Nutrition Anabolic Minions Member
  13. Registered User
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Toy Town
    Posts
    5,318
    Rep Power
    954755

    HIIT cardio on elliptical is my go to for cardio.....while they both have limitation on incline, the treadmill also has limitation on speed where the eliptical you can really push as fast as you can
    I Force Anabolic Minion, Eat, Train, Grow
    Iforcenutrition.com
  14. Registered User
    dkgreene88's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    1,916
    Rep Power
    1304543

    I prefer running/ sprinting outside or the step mill. pop a dexaprineXR a hour before and you are set!
    Myokem Rep
    NITRAMINE-Elite Preworkout Ignition System |PYROXAMINEHigh Performance Thermogenic Agent |MAGNITROPIN-High Performance Myotropic Agent |ALPHADEX-High Performance Hormone Modulator
  15. Registered User
    veaderko's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    29
    Posts
    974
    Rep Power
    283114

    I personally preferr the treadmill out of the two options you are asking about. Assuming fat loss is what your after, I put my clients on Dexaprine xR along with hitting the step mill or spin bike. Each peice is used differently, it all depends what your after and what time you have.
    iForce Nutrition Anabolics Minion Member
    iTrain. iCompete. iDominate
    iForce Nutrition -www.iForceNutrition.com
  16. Banned
    JD261985's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  171 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    2,704
    Rep Power
    0

    In before dexaprine XR
  17. Registered User
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Toy Town
    Posts
    5,318
    Rep Power
    954755

    Quote Originally Posted by JD261985 View Post
    In before dexaprine XR
    glad you brought it up, dexaprine xr would be great addition to an intense cardio regime
    I Force Anabolic Minion, Eat, Train, Grow
    Iforcenutrition.com
  18. Banned
    JD261985's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  171 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    2,704
    Rep Power
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post

    glad you brought it up, dexaprine xr would be great addition to an intense cardio regime
    Lol
  19. Registered User
    Hope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    83
    Rep Power
    926

    Thanks for replying guys. My goal are to maintain general cardio health.
  20. Registered User
    cedman1's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  189 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    148
    Rep Power
    21522

    I have used both in the past and they both allowed me to hit my targets I had set. I will say however I can get a greater calorie burn when I involve my arms on the elliptical. You may be able to do the same however I was more concerned with falling off while swinging my arms wildly while on the treadmill.
    CTD Labs Product Ambassador/Board Rep
    5% off CTD Labs products at NutraPlanet use code -
    CTDNP5
  21. Registered User
    Epolis13's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  143 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    268
    Rep Power
    113803

    Quote Originally Posted by Hope View Post
    Thanks for replying guys. My goal are to maintain general cardio health.
    Anything that elevates your heart rate will achieve this goal. You could even do metabolic conditioning circuits with weights and achieve the desired effect.
    iForce Nutrition Representative - iTrain. iCompete. iDominate
  22. Registered User
    bla55's Avatar
    Stats
    6'4"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,776
    Rep Power
    33852

    I have a bad endurance problem, can't run for long periods of time to save my life, but can do sprints but no long term running.

    So if I'm gunning for long periods I would choose elliptical. If HIIT running on incline. If I'm sore I'll also do elliptical as it is easier on the joints and muscle
    Androhard + Andromass Log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/182038-so-i-decided.html
  23. Registered User
    gmanall's Avatar
    Stats
    6'5"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    262
    Rep Power
    120462

    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    elliptical enforces bad motor learning

    treadmill is weight bearing and hurts for overweight people


    pick your poison

    strength training beats both
    What I came in to say, the best cardio is the kind you enjoy and will stick with. I personally use kettle bells when I do cardio, I find it more engaging and strenuous. Also lol at all the iForce reps
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Elliptical instead of treadmill
    By Cary K in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-03-2012, 11:45 AM
  2. To Rub or not to Rub
    By Big Joe in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-11-2012, 12:09 PM
  3. HITT on Treadmill Yes or No ????
    By ALUISLUGO in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-06-2008, 02:01 AM
  4. Bike or Treadmill?
    By michaeljannis in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-06-2007, 06:43 PM
  5. Too wake up or not to wake
    By 8 pak man in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-01-2002, 06:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in