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Old 05-12-2007, 10:44 PM   #1  
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My husband is going to let me get eathier an eliptical treadmill for Mothers DAy..which one gives you the best work out? lol.
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:13 PM   #2  
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I love the treadmill, but Jennifer prefers the elliptical

Can you go to a sporting goods store or a gym and try out both to see which you think you'll prefer?

Btw, you have a very sweet hubby
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I agree with Suzanne. It is a big investment so it is definately worth doing a demo on both.

For me, hands down I would choose the treadmill! For some weirdo reason, I cant even do five minutes on the elliptical yet I can do an hour of the cardio treadmill.

I am happy for you!!!! That is a great mother's day present!!!!!

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Old 05-13-2007, 01:22 AM   #4  
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When we were looking, I really didn't want an elliptical... I couldn't use one at all. Now my needs have changed and I love the elliptical and wish we had gotten one. At least we've gotten several good years from the treadmill.

I think it depends on what you think you'll like! Trying them out sounds like a good plan. After all, the exercise equipment that becomes a coat rack is NOT the right choice...
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It's funny Ibbasquish...I have the same problem...I can do cardio on a treadmill just fine, but doing cardio on an elliptical exhausts me within minutes. I thought it was just me.

I can also report that an elliptical hurts my knees, where a treadmill does not. For me at least, I think that a treadmill conforms to my body's natural rhythm of motion, and an elliptical doesn't.

To the original poster: As others have wisely cautioned -- be sure to try before you buy! You may find that you prefer the gentle bobbing motion of an eliptical more than the rather one-dimensional treadmill experience.

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Old 05-13-2007, 10:54 PM   #6  
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Well, I got an eliptical..I really like it!
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I had the same problem a year or so ago.I could do the treadmill on a 10 incline, 3.6 speed,but couldnt do more then 1 minute on the eliptical.Probally about 2 months ago,i said I gotta do this,and started with 5 minutes,then worked myself up to 15 then half an hour.I was so proud of myself!Now I do 15-20 minutes on the tread,and 10 - 15 minutes on the eliptical.I try to change it up so my body doesnt get used to one exercise and then I will plateau.
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