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Treadmill or Elliptical Trainer: How To Make The Better Choice

People around the world are becoming fitness conscious. The result is that every day a new fitness related product hits the market. Treadmills and Elliptical Trainers are two products with a reputation for themselves in the market. Let us see what makes them better and how can you choose between the two.

Treadmill can be considered the veteran of fitness sector. It has been around for more than 10 years or so. Treadmill has a great advantage of simplicity. There are a number of manual treadmills available in the market where all that is to be done is to hop on the machine and start walking. You can walk on the treadmill for as long as you want and as long as your stamina allows. Gradually your endurance and stamina would increase and you would be able to stay in motion for longer periods.

If you want to have a complete fitness regimen, you always have the option to go for an automated treadmill which comes with preset programs and if your needs are moderate, you can make do with it. The treadmill focuses on lower part of your body only. If you want a complete body workout.  The treadmill alone might not be enough for you. However for the people who just want to lose weight, treadmill is way to go.

If you are not just satisfied with losing weight but want to get a complete body workout, the treadmill alone would not do the trick. You need something extra and this extra is provided by an elliptical trainer. An elliptical trainer is comparatively better because it simulates the motion of our feet in a more accurate manner rather than a treadmill. The trainer uses all the leg muscles and more.

An elliptical trainer also focuses on upper parts of the body especially the abs and arms. What is more, you can also use the elliptical trainer without having to hire a personal trainer for yourself.

The basis of your decision when you have to choose between a treadmill and an elliptical trainer should be the level of workout you want.