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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer
Elliptical 16 61.54%
Treadmill 6 23.08%
Any would do 4 15.38%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-17-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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I prefer the treadmill because I find the elliptical to be too mentally boring. The treadmill offers more variety in speed and incline from walking, to jogging, running, and full out "run for your life I hope I don't fall" running (LOL, those little sprints can be so much fun ). Another reason I have never liked the elliptical too much is that for some reason the bottoms of my feet will become a bit numb and tingley after about 20 minutes.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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The elliptical has always been a favorite for me because it burns more calories and is more effective as a workout.



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Which do you prefer and why?

I am thinking of purchasing one that folds and is light in my pocket wrt cost and bills, any recommendation.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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We love our elliptical. One of the reasons is that it doesn't have a motor like a treadmill does. So it is a lot quieter. We can both be in the same room and talk (when you aren't completely out of breath) and keep the TV at a reasonable volume. And as a former soccer player and skier, my knees really appreciate the elliptical.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:09 AM
 
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If I understand correctly

ellipticals are good for workouts, are quiet and less stress on the knees.
treadmills are preferable for runners
both are good in burning calories but which is faster.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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both are good in burning calories but which is faster.
I think that is more a matter of how hard you try than it is something inherent with the machine itself. You can get a great workout on either one. I would say, though, that the quality of the machine matters because you will be more likely to use something that is well-built, strong and stable.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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One more vote for the elliptical - I find that I can use an elliptical as often as I like but if I use a treadmill two days in a row, my knees really hurt.

My favorite boredom buster is to download entire unabridged books from Audible onto my iPod...I'm so interested in hearing the next chapter, I exercise more.
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