Exercise! - How many strides = 1 mile?
05-11-2002, 08:57 AM
I asked this on the eliptical thread, but I wanted to konw how many strides on the eliptical = 1 mile. My trainer shows stides and does not do the convertion and I was wondering what my WO nets in miles. If anyone knows I would be very greatful for and answer.
05-13-2002, 07:01 AM
05-13-2002, 11:42 AM
I'm not sure what the formula is that the equipment manufacturers use when calculating this, but I suppose a gross calculation could be made based on the elliptical's stride length. Of course, stride length varies according to the trainer you're working on. Using 20" as a ballpark stride, that would translate to 3,168 strides per mile. Most companies have these stats listed for each of their models on their website if you wanted to be more precise with respect to your specific trainer.
p.s. Another rule of thumb on ellipticals that I've heard is 100 calories/mile.
05-13-2002, 12:00 PM
I am so happy to get some kind of answer!
05-13-2002, 12:41 PM
I called Precore, My eliptical provider and they said that 2241 strides = 1 mile. now off to do some math... thanks for the help.
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