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Doctor insights on: Elliptical Trainer Vs Treadmill

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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more

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Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill: In general, you can let your fitness goals determine whether you choose an elliptical machine or a treadmill — or a different piece of exercise equipment. However, elliptical machines might offer some advantages over treadmills. For example: Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine. , Unlike treadmills, some elliptical machines are equipped with movable upper body handles or poles, similar to ski poles. These allow you to exercise both your arms and your legs. , Most elliptical machines can be pedaled in reverse, which allows you to work your calf and hamstring muscles a bit more than does forward motion. . Using an elliptical machine is generally considered low impact. An elliptical machine might be a good alternative to jogging, whether on a treadmill or outside. An elliptical trainer shouldn't cause knee pain if you're using it correctly. You may experience knee pain, though, if you have an underlying knee problem, such as degenerative arthritis. With certain knee injuries, using a stationary bike might be a more appropriate option than using an elliptical machine. Talk to your doctor about what exercise is right for you if you have any injuries or health concerns. And what if you're training for a 5K run or other road race? A treadmill is probably a better tool to prepare you for running events. But even if running is your main aerobic fitness activity, cross-training with an elliptical machine or other low-impact exercise equipment can help keep you fresh and prevent overload injuries. If you use an elliptical machine, remember to maintain good posture to help ensure the most effective workout. Keep your shoulders back, your head up and your abdominal muscles tight. Look forward, not down at your feet. And don't lean on the handles — let your lower body support your weight. ...Read more

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Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Wrong question.: Depends on your goals: Crossfit= strength endurance - you will get lean. Olympic lifts= technical exercise that requires good coaching to prevent injury. Power and strength emphasis - often used as part of program to enhance performance in power sports. Regular weight lifting - this is a general term and rep/rest/weight/exercise schemes varied depending on goals and training experience ...Read more

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Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Cardio: Both are good for cardio. It really depends upon how much you push yourself, your heart rate, the machine resistance, and your effort. ...Read more

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Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Exercise: Maybe eliptical is softer on your joints and you are using your arms as well. I believe it mainly depends on heart rate. ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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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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Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people dont like the feel of the position their legs are in during the revolutions of some elliptical machines so you may need to try different types to find the one you like. ...Read more

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What is best in ACL repair physical therapy, an elliptical machine or stationary bike?

What is best in ACL repair physical therapy, an elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Physical therapy: Physical may include dozens of different exercises including the two you mentioned. Consulting with a physical therapist after surgery is critical to the healing process. ...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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Is an elliptical trainer effective?

Is an elliptical trainer effective?

Eliptical: It all depends on the peron and body of each individual is differnt. ...Read more

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Difference between eliptical vs treadmil osteoarthritis?

Difference between eliptical vs treadmil osteoarthritis?

Restate question: Osteoarthritis is a disease of a joint. Tredmill and elliptical are not adjectives used to qualify osteoarthritis.If you mean does treadmill exercise effect osteoarthritis more than elliptical exercises, the answer is "yes" if you are talking about the hip knee or ankle joints. Treadnmill exercise is high impact if you are running. ...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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What is better for weight loss, cardio elliptical or treadmill?

What is better for weight loss, cardio elliptical or treadmill?

Both: Anything that burns calories will work. It takes 3500 calories that you don't eat and do burn off to lose a pound. The calorie doesn't care what type of exercise you do. ...Read more

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Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Bicycling: No, there can be differences. Here is a chart that can show you the different factors & how it impacts the calories burned. http://www.nutristrategy.com/caloriesburnedcycling.htm. As you check the comparisons, the calories burned were higher with a bicycle (compared to a stationary bike) with other things being equal. ...Read more

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more

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What is better for physical therapy after ACL repair - elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Personal preference: Both elliptical machines and stationary bikes are great adjuncts to an ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. They both protect the recovering knee and new ACL from unsafe forces such as rotating and pivoting while also limiting impact loading. Some patients do not like one or the other pieces of equipment, so it is nice to have various options. ...Read more

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Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Either is fine.: They're both effective forms of physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning. How about mixing them up - run when the weather is nice and use the elliptical when the weather is inclement. ...Read more

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What is best to do for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

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What is best to do for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

All three: Most acl reconstruction patients have quad muscle inhibition after surgery, so controlling quad function is a major part of physical therapy. A stationary bicycle also helps by working on the quad muscle group. The elliptical machine does not specifically help with the quad or knee muscle groups, but is an excellent overall conditioning system. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 an elliptical trainer effective?

Eliptical: It all depends on the peron and body of each individual is differnt. ...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