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Elliptical or Treadmill?

Which would you rather use at home? I want to get one to use during the winter. Keep in mind whatever I get it will be a fairly cheap one. I've been looking at elliptials, but noticed all the ones in my price range have a short stride, and it seems that's really important to have a stride to fit my height (5'8"). But what's your opinion on both? And would you say a treadmill or elliptical is better if both cost the same?

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Asked by montanagal2005 at 5:28 PM on Jan. 7, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • U burn mr calories on da elliptical

    Answer by Vero0724 at 5:29 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Elliptical has level to better give your body a different kind of work out ,


    Answer by karing4elmas at 5:30 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • I prefer the elliptical. I use a crosstraining one, so I work my arms, too.

    Answer by JessiFaye at 5:37 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Eliptical.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 10:37 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Elliptical!

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 10:39 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • elliptical

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 5:02 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I want them both, just for a bit of variety. The elliptical will give you a great workout, but I've been told by a trainer (at the gym) that the movements aren't natural...still, I feel it, and it works...but I also want the treadmill so I can walk/run when I want, to shake things up a bit and keep it from getting stale.

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 12:12 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • We got an elliptical a few years ago and I hated it. I honestly would prefer a treadmill.

    Answer by KTMOM at 4:17 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • i would choose a treadmill...

    Answer by asil at 7:59 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I own a treadmill but I would love to have both.

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:00 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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