The Meanest Machines For A Leaner Body

older african american man exercising on a stationary bike( — Here you are, standing in a sea of cardiovascular equipment at the gym – rows upon rows of treadmills, elliptical machines, stair steppers, rowing machines, stationary bikes, and more. So which one do you choose: The machine that is supposed to get you the most fit; the one that burns the most calories; or the device that has least impact on your joints?

These are all valid concerns — but none of these is the most important question you should be asking yourself. That question is: Which machine do you really want to use?

When it comes to exercise and weight management, a good assumption is that if someone needs to exercise for weight management, they’re probably pretty easily turned off by exercise. The worst thing to do is to mold someone into something because people say it is the best. So instead of choosing the treadmill for the calorie-burning factor, or the elliptical trainer your friend recommended, figure out which machine feels best to you.

The best aerobic piece of equipment is the one you’re most willing to use. But how do you know which machine is likely to feel right to you? Here’s what you can expect from the most popular cardio machines out there, along with some tips on getting the most out of your workout for a leaner body.