Exercise Equipment

Treadmills versus Elliptical Machines

All fitness-related elliptical machines also called ellipticals. Elliptical exercisers, elliptical gliders, and elliptical cross trainers are known by a variety of brand names. They are the latest addition to the vast range of fitness equipments available today. These machines add variety to the fitness regime. These machines have gained immense popularity in a short span of time. Elliptical trainers combine developing muscle tone and providing aerobic exercising. The mechanism of an elliptical trainer is driven by the legs and two handle levers that are attached to the pedals to give more power to the user.

Walking as a form of exercise is all inclusive and can be performed by any able-bodied person. Long walks have been looked upon as a form of complete aerobic exercise.
One of the best ways to do it at home is by using a treadmill. The benefits of walking on a treadmill remain the same. It is a type of indoor fitness equipment which allows the user to run or jog on it. Also, you can incline the position of the machine so that you can get an experience similar to hiking or climbing. This exercising equipment comes with a host of features like visual displays to monitor your pulse, speed display, time, distance and other such factors to provide a quality workout.

The basic difference lies in the fact that an elliptical machine is aimed at total body workout and promises muscle tone and fitness for the whole body and is lenient on the legs and feet. The treadmill is however, based on the principle of maximum usage of the feet and legs and the calf muscles to attain fitness through lower body exercising only. The treadmill workout is limited to running and jogging and burning calories and doing aerobic workouts by doing the same.