Which machine is better for fat loss?

I’m wondering if anyone can tell me which machine is better for fat loss – the treadmill or the elliptical? And why? Should I be doing both just to mix things up? Thanks for all answers.

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6 Responses to “Which machine is better for fat loss?”

  1. Natalia said:

    as long as you use it you will burn fattt

  2. Robert said:

    buy a wii…not a machine…

  3. Ian said:

    The machine does not dictate weight loss. Only you can do that.

    The main difference is that an elliptical machine has less impact on knees and back than a tread mill. Both are cardio machines.

  4. ? said:

    why spend so much money on a machine which will need to be replaced every few years, when ou could just buy a good pair of running shoes and go outside for a jog, which is much better for you than a treadmill as prolonged use of treadmills can cause knee and hip problems later in life, due to the difference in running techniques between running on normal ground where you are moving, and running by staying in the same place and on a moving ground,

  5. Emma said:

    You will burn the most calories using the treadmill. But that is only if you go for a longer time and a faster speed. Say you run at a 5.5mph pace for 30 minutes. You will burn more calories this way than you do on an elliptical for 30 minutes. The reason? It takes more energy to move your entire body up and down with running that using mainly your legs with the elliptical. Now if you were walking at a 4.0mph pace for 30 minutes, you could burn more calories doing the elliptical at a rigorous pace.

    The goal is to work your way up. Gradually increase time and speed. It is good to mix it up though because after a certain amount of time, your body gets used to the same movements and it doesn’t burn calories as much as when you first began.

    I would also suggest incorporating weight lifiting or even using your body to create lifting (aka squats, lunges, push ups, sit ups, etc). If you work out your legs BEFORE you do cardio, it will be a harder workout and you will also burn more calories.

    Good luck!

  6. thegubmint said:

    Honestly, whichever one you will actually keep using is the better choice. As far as calorie burn, the difference is negligible. The elliptical probably has the potential for a slightly higher level, since it incorporates a little more upper body, but in reality, it’s a toss up. So just go with whichever one you like the best.




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