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Doctor insights on: Elliptical Trainer Vs Treadmill

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What are the pros and cons of using an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stationary bike?

What are the pros and cons of using an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stationary bike?

Treadmill: and stationary bike both are general AEROBIC type exercises (CARDIAC BENEFITS are the main benefits) The Elliptical Trainer builds up your 'CORE" (Abdominal and back muscles) as well as aerobic training. Hope this is helpful// for Professional advice consult a Certified EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST! Dr Z ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

All: Both machines are designed to improve physical fitness but with less physical impact in knees and hips. You should use whatever you feel comfortable with. ...Read more

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Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Both: Both are great for cardiovascular exercises. Their is not a general consensus among doctors about one being better than the other. Elliptical trainers are easier on the knee joints than a treadmill. Some elliptical machines also allow you to get an arm workout in addition to a leg workout. ...Read more

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Is it effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Is it effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Yes with good diet: From an exercise perspective an elliptical trainer is an excellent opportunity for burning calories and enhancing cardiovascular fitness. Optimal weight loss will benefit from a diet that focuses on eating a health variety of lean protein, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and restricting processed carbohydrates, refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, . ...Read more

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Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Equal: Done appropriately they are both a good cardiovascular workout. Personally I think going back and forth between the two is the best way to approach it so you have a different workout each day. Keeps the boredom away and changes the stressors on your body. ...Read more

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Why do my feet go number after 15 minutes on elliptical trainer?

Why do my feet go number after 15 minutes on elliptical trainer?

Pressing on nerves: You may be standing awkwardly on the elliptical or you may be pressing on the nerves going in to your feet. You may need an arch support, if you have flat feet, to help alleviate that pressure. ...Read more

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I have lost about 15 kg i don't have a fixed diet i run about 11 km a day on an elliptical trainer, now i'm stuck on 120 kg what can I do?

I have lost about 15 kg i don't have a fixed diet i run about 11 km a day on an elliptical trainer, now i'm stuck on 120 kg what can I do?

Continue: Sometimes you lose inches instead of pounds as you convert fat to muscle. Keep eating a balanced diet watching portions and continue exercising. You may change up you exercise routine 1 or 2 times a week and see if this helps. ...Read more

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How can you calibrate a proform 785 f elliptical trainer for distance?

Don't know: That is a question for a technician or personal trainer familiar with that type of device and the settings. ...Read more

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How can I adjust my workout on an elliptical trainer to add resistance?

How can I adjust my workout on an elliptical trainer to add resistance?

Ask for help: Follow the direction on the machine. Consider increase the incline if possible. Ask the gym staff how to do it. ...Read more

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Is effective to burn calories on an elliptical trainer?

Is effective to burn calories on an elliptical trainer?

Yes: Whatever device or work out you use is ok. Do interval exercises like peak 8 from dr mercola or dr al sears for best result. ...Read more

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Is elliptical trainer ok to use with severe calf tendinitis?

Is elliptical trainer ok to use with severe calf tendinitis?

Yes: Its okay but you need to stretch before and after, not exercise too long, ice it when your done, nsaids can help, and if it's acute, you should not do it at all and rest it. You may even need it immobilized if it's real bad. See your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Possibly: Your surgeon will be the person to give you some parameters on returning to normal activities and exercise. Typically, once fused, there should be very little restrictions on activities. ...Read more

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Is possible to burn a lot of calories on an elliptical trainer?

Is possible to burn a lot of calories on an elliptical trainer?

Certainly!: The number of calories burned during any exercise depends on 1) your weight, 2) length of work out and 3) intensity of workout. Generally, an average 150lb individual burns a range of 590-750 calories in an hour, depending upon intensity and resistence. To burn oodles of calories, lengthen the workout! ...Read more