If you are looking for a new cardio machine to exercise on or you want to know what the benefits are of some of the cardio machines, you are in luck. This is because we will look at top 5 Cardio Machines for Effective Weight Loss – what they do and why they are so effective. Let’s start!
Elliptical cross trainers
The elliptical cross trainer is my favourite cardio machine and also the number one machine for cardio. This is because the cross trainer is a multi-tasking machine saving you time and effort. The elliptical arms work the lower and the upper body at the same time – resulting in more calories being burned. And it has a low impact on your knees, joints and back – making it the perfect machine no matter what your age or fitness levels.
The treadmill is a very versatile cardio machine – you can walk, jog, run and sprint on it. And the adjust-ability of the speed and incline makes the perfect playground for interval training (the best type of cardio). If you have joint, knee or back problems you might want to stick with the elliptical as the treadmill can be a bit heavy on the knees and joints. The treadmill is one of the more popular exercise machines out there. They can be set to different speeds and inclines to raise or lower your workout levels. The only downside is the impact on the knees can be slightly strenuous if you have knee problems. This is a must-have the machine if you have long winters, but if you live somewhere where its summer all year long, opt for the jog outside.
Stepper machines give an excellent lower body workout and if you exercise it regularly you will have a rear view to be proud of. It also delivers a light cardio workout that is not too strenuous (it’s just like walking up and down stairs).
When you don’t have the energy to exercise on your feet, the spin bike is the perfect solution for you. You can sit on your lower half while getting in a great workout. The higher you take the levels, the more the bike works your legs, bum and thighs. This bike is another machine that I would recommend if you live somewhere where the winter months prevent you to actually go outside and enjoy a pleasant bike ride. The impact on the knees are not as bad as the treadmill, but if you really have bad knees then a Recumbent Stationary Bike would be preferable. These are a little less strenuous on the joints then the regular stationary bikes.
The rowing machine stimulates the movements of rowing and works the upper and the lower body at the same time while sitting on your lower half. It takes some time to get used to the rowing movements and the rower can be quite challenging especially when you are a rowing beginner.
Hopefully, you have found the perfect cardio machine for you and that you can start working on your fitness levels. Just make sure to warm up before you begin and to stretch after your workouts.