If you’re looking for a great cardiovascular and aerobic workout, there are some effective equipment types for you. This type of equipment offers a lot of variety and some interesting challenges so your exercise routine doesn’t need to be boring. Anyone who wants to become fit, lose weight and take charge of their health should seriously consider one of these machines.
As exercising has become more scientific in recent years, the equipment has become more advanced. You don’t need to be a genius to operate the electronic devices that gives you vital information before and after your workout. You will find out how many calories you are burning as you burn them, your heart rate will be monitored and all sorts of other information is available to you as well. So let’s compare these machines and their benefits.
This is essentially a machine that lets you walk or run in place. It’s an endless rubber belt and you set the pace. It is very sturdy so it won’t collapse under your weight. It’s propelled by a motor but sometimes by the user. To save your joints, there’s some rubber cushioning which acts as a shock absorber.
The treadmill is a great vehicle for raising your metabolism which is of course the best way to burn calories. But another advantage of exercising on the treadmill is that it will bring your blood pressure under control, stabilizing that and your blood sugar at the same time. This has the effect of boosting your energy level. For best results you really need to use the treadmill every day if you want to be successful losing weight and burning fat.
The versatility offered with the treadmill is what helps you burn more calories. You won’t get bored because you can start out slow, then add speed as your body adapts. You can change the incline to be steeper, which adds more resistance. As your body becomes fit, you can increase the incline level even more. You can go faster or slower and all this variety strengthens the large muscles in your legs and the stronger you become, the better your results.
This is a combination exercise machine. It has the features of a treadmill which are combined with a stair climbing machine. You’re standing upright while using this and using your hands to support yourself on the handrails. You can go forwards or backwards, depending on the muscles you want to strengthen. It’s comfortable because this is very smooth and easy on the joints.
The Exercise Bike
The exercise bikes have advanced as the science of exercise has become more informed. You can exercise upright, which is familiar to most people as this simulates a regular bicycle, but moves in place. The other choice you have is what’s called a recumbent bike which allows you to sit back in a bucket seat, with your feet out in front of you on the pedals. The traditional exercise bike is mainly for strengthening and toning your legs while the recumbent bike is more for giving you a firmer, more toned butt. Either way, since you’re not going anywhere, it’s easy to watch the TV in front of you or read a magazine.
The recumbent bike was developed to accommodate the person carrying more weight. It’s more comfortable than the traditional exercise bike because it’s actually more ergonomically beneficial. It offers a great way to increase aerobic capacity and it does a good job of burning fat. The added back support helps those with chronic back pain to be a little more comfortable while getting their workout.