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Treadmill vs. Elliptical

Been going back and forth at the gym but I like the elliptic mobbarley02/01/19
I don't know how exactly the elliptical is worse. I can't ru soiled_nappies02/01/19
40+ mins on cardio machine???? whiteguyinchina02/01/19
Supposedly the impact from running is good for building bone madathofstra02/01/19
Running on the treadmill is going to be the much more benefi persius02/01/19
I agree running outside is best but it's not really practica mobbarley02/02/19
I run five days a week, I should really use the elliptical b whatnext02/01/19
I take spin class at my gym 3 times a week. Average 400-500 irishlaw02/01/19
HEY LUCA, SHOULD WE POAST OUR RIDE FILES? phosita02/01/19
WHAT'S CARDIO? I JUST RIDE BIKES. lucapacioli02/01/19
I prefer the treadmill. It is an efficient way to hop on fo trijocker02/01/19
I have an elliptical at home. It’s quieter so I don’t wa jorgedeclaro02/01/19
I have both in my hospital gym. Prefer treadmill. bigsal02/02/19
mobbarley (Feb 1, 2019 - 12:44 am)

Been going back and forth at the gym but I like the elliptical better. The biggest benefit seems to be less wear and tear on your joints. You can definitely feel the difference after 40+ minutes.

I've also heard ellipticals are bad for your knees long term, so that's a possible downside.

Thoughts?

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soiled_nappies (Feb 1, 2019 - 8:29 am)

I don't know how exactly the elliptical is worse. I can't run anymore because my knees are shot, so the elliptical has been a life saver.
Try the rowing machine too bra, it's definitely a work out.

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whiteguyinchina (Feb 1, 2019 - 2:33 am)

40+ mins on cardio machine????

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madathofstra (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:03 am)

Supposedly the impact from running is good for building bone density and strength, so maybe mix things up and hop on the treadmill once or twice a week.

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persius (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:25 am)

Running on the treadmill is going to be the much more beneficial one in terms of calorie burn, strengthening joints, and cardio vascular conditioning.

Most of the research out there shows running is actually good for your joints because it strengthens them and helps prevent things like arthritis. That being said, I don't think it is a complete myth among non-runners that running can be hard on the joints of certain people if they overdo it or just have terrible body mechanics. Running on a treadmill though is about 40% lower impact than running outside.'

I would recommend running outside. I run on the treadmill only when I don't have another option. I used to hate running, but I have grown to really enjoy it when I run outside. I don't enjoy it at all on the treadmill and only run on the treadmill to get the workout done when I am not able to run outside.

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mobbarley (Feb 2, 2019 - 2:34 pm)

I agree running outside is best but it's not really practical in winter in Minnesota.

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whatnext (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:36 am)

I run five days a week, I should really use the elliptical but it’s somehow more boring than the treadmill (which I only use when it’s too cold).

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irishlaw (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:43 am)

I take spin class at my gym 3 times a week. Average 400-500 calories and get to stare was some nice butts.

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phosita (Feb 1, 2019 - 9:51 am)

HEY LUCA, SHOULD WE POAST OUR RIDE FILES?

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lucapacioli (Feb 1, 2019 - 8:31 pm)

WHAT'S CARDIO? I JUST RIDE BIKES.

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trijocker (Feb 1, 2019 - 11:19 am)

I prefer the treadmill.
It is an efficient way to hop on for a few minutes and getting some running in.
Even if weather doesn't allow you can at least get in a demanding even twenty minute workout.

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jorgedeclaro (Feb 1, 2019 - 11:38 am)

I have an elliptical at home. It’s quieter so I don’t wake up the kids if I’m working out while they’re asleep. Also, I can always go run outside if I want to run.

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bigsal (Feb 2, 2019 - 2:29 pm)

I have both in my hospital gym. Prefer treadmill.

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