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2/11/18 10:43 P

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As with all exercise, it is about how much effort you put in, and how often you do it, not about what equipment you use.

If you crank up the resistance on the elliptical, or the incline on the treadmill, you will soon be at the maximum your body can handle, long before you hit the limits of your equipment.

If you are looking at a "bad weather" alternative to walking or running outside, the treadmill probably makes more sense, as it will allow you to keep your workouts on track.

The low-impact nature of the elliptical does have some advantages for those with knee problems.

But outside of those cases, pick the one you think you will enjoy, as that makes it more likely you will stick to it in the longer term.

Personally, I like to run, walk and ride outside, and the thought of staring at a wall while using an elliptical or treadmill bores me to tears. But that's just me, and I know that others find the convenience of working out inside a definite positive.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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CKEYES1 Posts: 2,312
2/11/18 10:29 A

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I love my treadmill. The only cardio equipment I use

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2/11/18 9:54 A

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The choice between a treadmill or an elliptical may come down to a simple question. Which one will you use in the long term?

If you truly hate one of them, putting it in your home will turn it into a very expensive piece of decoration.

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2/11/18 9:00 A

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I go to the gym so many different things to workout on

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2/11/18 7:14 A

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Both can be good tools to use for your fitness. The elliptical is causes less impact but I think the treadmill can give you more variety.

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2/11/18 2:42 A

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If you've got plenty of money or credit, get you a Bowflex Max. It's kind of a combo machine that will kick your butt.

If, on the other hand, you need to hang onto your money, try ROSE2HEART's suggestion and get a Gazelle. Kmart/Sears usually has them for around a hundred dollars and they will give you a good workout. Make sure you go online and find workout videos for it to realize the full potential of the machine. Don't just stand there and swing you legs back and forth, although that is an option when first starting out. If you lean forward or back and put your body weight into it while moving at a good pace, you'll get a great workout and save a lot of money. They squeak and you can lube that out of them, but I don't care because I'm usually wearing headphones when I'm on it anyway. The other great advantage is portability. You can move it by yourself and it folds easily as well. Try that with a treadmill or elliptical. We've had ours for four years and have lost way over a hundred pounds between the two of us using the Gazelle and outdoor walking with some light resistance band routines for strength training. No, my name isn't Tony Little. I just like his machine.

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2/10/18 11:35 P

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I use Tony Littles Gazelle glider. Good all over body workout that is low impact.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step-Tao Te Ching

One day at a time, Do not live in the past, for it is gone...'And do not be troubled by the future, for it is not here yet. Live in the present and make it so beautiful, that is will be worth remembering.


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2/10/18 9:48 P

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Witch one gives you a better work out the treadmill or elliptical?

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