Treadmills vs. Ellipticals: Which is better for you?

Treadmills vs. Ellipticals: Which is better for you?

The debate of treadmills versus ellipticals is a popular one.

No shocker here – the elliptical trainer and treadmill are two of the most adored workout machines for indoor exercises.

Both mimic a running or walking movement, with varying intensity levels to improve your cardiovascular fitness.

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Both treadmills and ellipticals offer great cardiovascular exercise and can help you reach your fitness goals, but which option is better for you?

To decide between the two, consider the following factors: Impact, Versatility, and Efficiency.


Treadmills are known for their high-impact workouts, because you’re lifting your own body weight with each step.

This can be beneficial for certain types of exercise, such as running or strength training.

Ellipticals are low-impact machines. They give you an aerobic workout without jarring your joints. This makes them ideal for people who want to get a good workout without putting too much strain on their body.

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Although treadmills typically offer more options for speed and incline, ellipticals provide a wider range of motion.

With an elliptical machine, you can move your legs forward or backwards, and even side to side. This adds variety to your workout and lets you target specific muscle groups.

Treadmills are great for running and walking, but they don’t provide the same range of motion that an elliptical does.


Ellipticals offer a more efficient workout – you can burn more calories in less time than with a treadmill.

This is because of the low-impact nature of the machine; you’re not working against gravity as much, so your muscles don’t have to work as hard. Treadmills can be great for interval training or running, but if you want a full-body workout in a shorter amount of time, an elliptical might be a better option.

When it comes to treadmills versus ellipticals, the choice is ultimately up to you. Consider your goals, fitness level, and any injuries or medical conditions that might affect your workout. With both machines offering great cardiovascular benefits, it’s easy to find a machine that fits your needs and helps you reach your fitness goals.


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