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You come home from work and are itching to get to the gym. It's the best place to blow off some steam and sweat out the stress of a long day at the office. All you've been thinking about is how great a run on the treadmill will have you feeling but, what do you know, all of the machines are taken besides one of the ellipticals.
A lot of people are under the misconception that running on a treadmill is the best way to burn calories during a workout. But is that true? After all, ellipticals are also great machines for burning calories and losing body fat. Here are some things to know about elliptical machines vs. treadmills.
According to a study done by the Medical College of Wisconsin, an individual burns 705 to 866 calories while jogging on a treadmill, depending on the individual, speed and incline.
In comparison, according to Health Status, one hour of work on an elliptical will burn 773 calories.
At the end of the day, when it comes to elliptical machines vs. treadmills, an elliptical is great for cardio exercises while limiting the impact on your knees, ankles, and joints. If you have an old or nagging injury that you're not 100% over, this is the way to go. But if you're looking to get the most out of your workout and are not as worried about the joint impact side of things, the treadmill is the best bet for your calorie burning needs.
Treadmills allow for much more versatility and actually pushes you to work out harder. While an elliptical is run at your own pace by using momentum, a treadmill's motor will remain at your chosen speed and will force you to work until the whistle, as they say. Add in the possibility of incline and changing speeds from a run to jog to walk, this is the best way to shed fat and burn calories in a shorter amount of time.
If you're looking for the right fitness equipment to satisfy your workouts right at home, contact American Home Fitness today! We have top-of-the-line workout equipment that can be installed anywhere, anytime, so give us a call!