Elliptical Trainers Vs Treadmills: Which One Is The Better Buy?

Written by Kathryn O'Neill


So which exercise machine is better:repparttar treadmill orrepparttar 142157 elliptical trainer?

While treadmills are stillrepparttar 142158 #1 piece of home exercise equipment, elliptical trainers are quickly catching up. This leaves many people wondering 'Should I buy an elliptical trainer or a treadmill?'

While there are definite differences betweenrepparttar 142159 two, it really boils down to you -repparttar 142160 buyer. This article will lay outrepparttar 142161 benefits of bothrepparttar 142162 treadmill andrepparttar 142163 elliptical so you can make an informed decision and chooserepparttar 142164 best machine for you.

Treadmill Benefits:

Great for runners, walkers and joggers:

The treadmill is stillrepparttar 142165 machine of choice for those who prefer running, jogging or even walking.

It's obviously a smarter choice forrepparttar 142166 dedicated runner/jogger than an elliptical trainer. Plus it can help you train even inrepparttar 142167 winter months when you don't want to run outside.

Anyone can use it:

Walking is a simple form of exercise that anyone can do - from beginner to seasoned athlete. It doesn't take much coordination.

You don't have to be supercoordinated to figure out how to use a treadmill whereas elliptical trainers can sometimes be a little tricky to use especially for beginners.

Provides workout variety:

A treadmill also provides workout variety of a different kind thanrepparttar 142168 elliptical trainer. A treadmill allows you to walk, run, jog, walk uphill, do intervals and programs. You can even build in upper body handweights to work your arms, back and shoulders.

Elliptical Trainer Benefits:

Lower impact on your joints than a treadmill:

What is interesting is that this lack of impact onrepparttar 142169 joints allowsrepparttar 142170 user to burn roughlyrepparttar 142171 same amount of calories as treadmills withrepparttar 142172 impression of putting out considerably less effort.

Overtraining

Written by Boeafitness.com


When you train to much you simply won't grow from it and neither will increasing your sleep to make up forrepparttar overtraining work either. So how do we resolverepparttar 142084 overtraining problem, well it's quite simple just cut back on your working out by taking about two weeks off.

This is because when your not working out for two weeks your body will still grow for a period up to a week. But your probably still asking yourself how is this possible. Well think of it as this you've been working out for 8 to 12 weeks straight with maybe one or two days off in a week.

But guess what this is still not enough time forrepparttar 142085 whole body to grow. Because for that first week your body is still healing itself and catching up torepparttar 142086 working out you've done, so by taking this break you reducerepparttar 142087 risk of overtraining.

Now I'm not saying to go cheat on your diet, but when your on your break you can cut back on your protein and carbohydrates because your not going to be using these extra carbohydrates for energy.

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