i recently hurt my knee and have been slowly starting to exercise again. i have to do low impact exercise so i choose either the elliptical or the bike but which one is better?
on the elliptical i use #4 incline and #2 resistance for my steady heart rate (4 minutes). then #8 incline with #8 resistance for my working heart rate (4 minutes). it goes for 3 cycles. i burn 250 calories but dont sweat much. and i dont feel it in my legs afterwards like i would like to.
on the bike, it adjusts the resistance so that my heart rate is first 120 for 4 minutes, then it adjust the resistance so my heart rate is 150 or so for another 4 minutes. it goes through 3 cycles. i sweat my buns off on the bike, and i dont mind. i feel like i'm really getting a work out. BUT i only burn about 95 calories with the bike.
so which should i do? i'm thinking the bike because i feel more, but i'd like someone wo has a little experience to help me out. thank you!!
Answer by urromancelady at 7:31 AM on Jul. 17, 2008
Answer by KDW211 at 10:42 AM on Jul. 17, 2008
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