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I LOVE the Elliptical and prefer it over the treadmill.  I burn so many more calories and have a blast!  What do y'all like better? 


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I like the treadmill; it has more places to hang my cloths to dry on. lol

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 LOL Ninja!!! heheheheh a lot of people hang their clothes on it.  You are too funny :)  I have a treadmill at home.  I do go to the gym and use the elliptical.  I think my treadmill has been collecting dust.  It's not in my bedroom.


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Elliptical by far.

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I like the eliptical but I feel I get a better workout on a treadmill.


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Elliptical is SO much easier on the knees...and after walking up and down ladders and on steel decks of ships for almost 20 years........I need all the help I can get.


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Not to burst anyones bubble here but i've talked to a lot of personal trainers who have told me elipticals aren't helpful at all.

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Well, I burn three to four times the calories I burn on the treadmill.  I am careful not to hurt myself.  And sorry to burst your bubble darling, but from reading an article in the latest issue of Women's Health (March 2009 issue), many personal trainers you find in gyms aren't certified.  Are these trainers you've talked to actually certified?  I"m not trying to start an argument here....  I'll definitely be doing some research and I do appreciate your input.  I think the best thing for me to do, since I'm horribly out of shape and need to lose weight, is to do a lot of cardio, try to work out daily and do weights. 


 


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Not to burst anyones bubble here but i've talked to a lot of personal trainers who have told me elipticals aren't helpful at all.



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I also like the elliptical, when I can't get the road work in....and yes I am certified

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I LOVE the Elliptical and prefer it over the treadmill.  I burn so many more calories and have a blast!  What do y'all like better? 



 


 


 


The elip uses more muscle mass so it's better bang for the buck metabolically speaking, it's also non impact on the knees, back, and hips. The only cons are it does not translates to road work for those who need to pass timed runs and such. As many have learned the hard way, even the treadmil does not translate that well to running on the road.


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I was flipping thru the February Men's Health and there was an article that stated hiker's that use hiking poles burn 10% more calories. The elliptical imitates the same movement. I never used one until I hurt my foot several months ago and had to stop running. I can't bend the toes in my right foot and the elliptical allows me to get a good cardio with out bending my foot. I am currently in physical therapy and the therapist said that the elliptical does provide a good cardio workout. The bottom line is how much effort you put into it. The main thing to remember is to keep twisting the torso (naturally not over exerted) and use the polls, if not you will not get the intended workout is was designed for.

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I prefer the treadmill and can not get comfortable on an eliptical.  I think the problem is being so tall (6'5") I feel like I'm taking tiny steps.  But I prefer to run outside over anything.

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It depends on your goal.  If your goal is simply cardio well-being then choose what is more comfortable.  Running on a treadmill however will serve you better should you have to run on the job because you will employ the same muscles.  I have surprised many youth with speed they didn't think an old man had.

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     I enjoy both the treadmill, and the elliptical. However my first couple of times on the elliptical were not that pleasant, but it was because I was not giving it a fair shot. Now I actually enjoy it as much as the treadmill, if not more.

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It depends on your goal.  If your goal is simply cardio well-being then choose what is more comfortable.  Running on a treadmill however will serve you better should you have to run on the job because you will employ the same muscles.  I have surprised many youth with speed they didn't think an old man had.



I agree because cardio endurance is what will keep you going in any fight.  Strength will also help but if you get winded easily you are out of the fight.  The elliptical is good as long as you get a good sweat on and it will save your knees.

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I prefer the eliptical for it's ease, more entertaining than the treadmill, and easier on the knees; however I find if I use it more than straight running on the treadmill my strides feel restricted.  The elliptical only lets your stride go so far.

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I prefer the treadmill over the elliptical because I get a better workout and seem to lose more weight when it is part of my routin than I do on the elliptical.  However,  I do sweat more on the elliptical and my recovery being 43 is much faster on the elliptical.