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    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 ?


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    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.
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    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.

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    I love the elliptical just because I feel like I get more of a workout. In the end, it's your decision.
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    that depends.. am I on alphamine or dexaprine?
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    I prefer a treadmill over these two. Anything where you need to support your own bw will give you more results.
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    elliptical enforces bad motor learning

    treadmill is weight bearing and hurts for overweight people


    pick your poison

    strength training beats both
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    The Stepmill beats all of them in my book and is hard as hell...why you rarely see people using it.
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    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!
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    I would go with elliptical and some Dexaprine XR.
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    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
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    I prefer running/ sprinting outside or the step mill. pop a dexaprineXR a hour before and you are set!
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    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.
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    In before dexaprine XR
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post

    glad you brought it up, dexaprine xr would be great addition to an intense cardio regime
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    Thanks for replying guys. My goal are to maintain general cardio health.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
  

  
 

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