View Full Version : Cardio Equipment

Maki Riddington
10-01-2001, 07:04 PM
For those of you that workout at the gym what types of cardio equipment do you use and what have you found to be the most effective piece of equipment for expending calories?

10-01-2001, 07:29 PM
the elliptical trainer on both counts (well if you believe the digital displays). they seem to burn about twice the calories a treadmill does. not sure about the stair steppers, but they are out because they don't have a little tray for me to put my book on. and the bikes make my butt hurt.

the rower is good if your gym has one.

Maki Riddington
10-01-2001, 07:39 PM
I've also found the eliptical trainers to be pretty decent.
Same goes with the stair climber.

10-01-2001, 08:10 PM
The elliptical trainer the thing that makes you look like the road runner?

If it is; those seem to be one of the best pieces of equipment. Especially for those who have joint problems.

10-01-2001, 08:43 PM
yeah i like that too...... It doesnt seem to stress to much on your knee's as the stair climber....

my favorite is that one they are talking about and umm

treadmill,than stationary bike...

10-01-2001, 09:26 PM
I love my punching bag man..

do 4 rounds at 3:00 each.. and your dead.

well, I am..

I am working my way up to 5 rounds soon :)

Maki Riddington
10-01-2001, 09:38 PM
Yup, nothing like smacking the heavy bag around. That will drain ya right quick!

10-01-2001, 09:41 PM
okay that last post didnt sound right tuttut


10-01-2001, 09:41 PM
add that in with jumping around..

I wonder how many calories that burns

I do 30 mins on a bike, and thats nothing compared to 12 mins on the heavy bag.

10-01-2001, 11:12 PM
Intervals on the heavy bag and speed bag.

10-01-2001, 11:17 PM
Have any of you tried the rowing machine? It's pretty cool only it would be better if I were out on an actual lake.
I prefer my cardio at home punching dummy(it's like a punching bag only it's shaped like a person but its got "skin" its sick).

Chris Rodgers
10-01-2001, 11:23 PM
Define this cardio you speak of??

10-01-2001, 11:27 PM
Like a punching bag...its the shape of a person looks like a person and you can beat the crap outta of it...I do 2 minutes rounds and rest 1 minute. repeat till you fall over. :thumbup:

10-02-2001, 07:08 AM
If I have to do cardio indoors, I like Spinning class...intervals and variations of resistance make for a kick-ass workout. I like to run, so I also use the treadmill, although it's much easier to run on a treadmill than on a stationary surface (that relative velocity thing).

I occasionally use the elliptical machine for variety, but I have to really crank up the incline and resistance to get my heart rate up where it is when I run.

The rowing machine is a good option too...arms and legs are working and it's a different motion...I always feel it in my glutes and hams when I stand up.

Hot Shot
10-02-2001, 09:29 AM
interval on the treadmill