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Looking at buying one or the other. My wife and I both have knee problems in the past, so we're leaning towards an Elliptical machine, since it's supposed to be low-impact and it's smaller and quieter.

Does anyone have any insight in to a reason why I would buy a treadmill over an Elliptical that I may not have thought of yet?
 

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Might as well go running outside if your gonna get a treadmill. The other thing is much better for your knees. Fucked mine up playing rugby-cant stand running on treadmills anymore.
How bout a bike?
 

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Truckzilla said:
Might as well go running outside if your gonna get a treadmill. The other thing is much better for your knees. Fucked mine up playing rugby-cant stand running on treadmills anymore.
How bout a bike?
It snows in Myanmar - no running outside 4 me. As for the bike, I wanna have kids.... :D
 

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The Eliptical would be much better if a low-impact workout is your concern. I don't think anything beats out running for an overall workout (and maybe some of you can prove me wrong) but aside from jogging on a treadmill, I don't think any other form of cardio workout would be better than the Eliptical machine..
 

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Get an indoor swimming pool.
Make sure you try out the elliptical machines first before buying. Some of them are just plain awkward. I wouldn't get anything under $1,000.
 

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Eliptical is the bizzzzzzzzzomb bang bang, yo.
 

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I was a personal trainer about 3 years ago....college job. What my instructor told me, while I was getting my certification, was that ellipticals are good, but dont do anything for strengthing your joints and bones. There is no impact. So in the long run, ellipticals are potentially dangerous because your are developing your muscles but not the bones and joints that they are connected to and control.

There is really no better cardio than running....in terms of building overall strength and endurance.
 

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I was a personal trainer about 3 years ago....college job. What my instructor told me, while I was getting my certification, was that ellipticals are good, but dont do anything for strengthing your joints and bones. There is no impact. So in the long run, ellipticals are potentially dangerous because your are developing your muscles but not the bones and joints that they are connected to and control.

There is really no better cardio than running....in terms of building overall strength and endurance.
Intersting. How about swimming? You don't really use your joints and bones either but it's probably the best exercise.
 

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I was a personal trainer about 3 years ago....college job. What my instructor told me, while I was getting my certification, was that ellipticals are good, but dont do anything for strengthing your joints and bones. There is no impact. So in the long run, ellipticals are potentially dangerous because your are developing your muscles but not the bones and joints that they are connected to and control.

There is really no better cardio than running....in terms of building overall strength and endurance.
That makes sense. And really, this is for the cold/snowy months of Nov.-Apr. During the summer/fall, we are outside alot and run. I just don't want to spend my older years with more joint problems then I already have. We also have some weights. More for staying in shape than getting texcon big....
 

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Truckzilla said:
Might as well go running outside if your gonna get a treadmill.
Nice try, hotshot. Maybe you should be a runner first before you dispense advice on running...

You will get about 70% the workout running the same distance on a treadmill as opposed to outside. Reason being the machine is pulling the ground behind you, not you. You just have to pick your leg up and throw it forward. Also, treadmills usually offer a good amount of impact protection, something Truckzilla apparently finds on CONCRETE ROADS where he lives... :roll:
 

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Elliptical machines are for ladies. I don't think I've ever seen a man using one in my gym.

Oh yea, that's why PMD likes 'em... :lol:
 

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PMD911 said:
Thanks track fag. :lol:
You're welcome elliptical fairy.... I can just see your tight ass whooshing along right now.... (massive boner)

*huggles*
 

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Elliptical machines are for ladies. I don't think I've ever seen a man using one in my gym.

Oh yea, that's why PMD likes 'em... :lol:
Did they have the elliptical machines in the gym at Emory when you were there? You always saw the finnest tail workin their buns on those machines.
 

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PMD911 said:
Thanks track fag. :lol:
You're welcome elliptical fairy.... I can just see your tight ass whooshing along right now.... (massive boner)

*huggles*
You must've been so cool in high school running around in your short shorts and headband. :lol: Let me guess, you also did Academic Decathelon. F in' tool.
 

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Did they have the elliptical machines in the gym at Emory when you were there? You always saw the finnest tail workin their buns on those machines.
YUP!!! Right as you come up the stairs there... 4 fine asses right in your face!

And correct me if I'm wrong, but there's never been a guy on one of those things, has there?
 

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DJPoop said:
Did they have the elliptical machines in the gym at Emory when you were there? You always saw the finnest tail workin their buns on those machines.
YUP!!! Right as you come up the stairs there... 4 fine asses right in your face!

And correct me if I'm wrong, but there's never been a guy on one of those things, has there?
You are correct, sir.
 
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