Which Cardio Machine to Choose

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If you’re trying to lose weight, you will probably have started exercising. If you regularly work out at the gym, you might be wondering which of the cardio machines is best for weight loss.

The treadmill can definitely burn up calories. Walking and running expend 400 and 600 calories per hour, respectively. So, if you enjoy spending time on the treadmill, and vary your workout with intervals and hills, you will definitely burn some calories.

Rowing machines are cardio machines that work the entire body. They can seriously burn calories. Once you get your technique right, you’re on your way to busting fat. Rowers can burn 800 calories per hour, but you probably don’t want to spend an entire hour on one.


If you put in enough effort, you can burn over 600 calories an hour on an elliptical. They’re low impact and indirectly weight-bearing, so a good way to activate fat burning.

A stationary bike is also low impact and burns around 600 calories an hour, depending on effort expended. Joining a class can be very motivating. So, the answer to the question “Which is the best cardio machine for weight loss” very much depends on what you enjoy and how much effort you put in.