What Is The Best Type Cardiovascular Exercise Machine
For Losing Fat Weight? There are so many cardiovascular exercise
machines in the gym that I feel overwhelmed and I'm not sure which
one is the best for losing fat weight. Could you please tell me
which cardio machine you think provides sometimes the fastest fat
A. In my opinion, the best
type of cardiovascular exercise machine for losing fat weight depends
on the sort of shape that the bodybuilding trainee is currently
For a bodybuilder who needs to lose over 30 pounds, I rather have
them start using a treadmill with no incline and set at a very comfortable
speed. As fat weight is dropped and cardiovascular efficiency improves,
the speed can be increased in order to make the activity more challenging.
Later on, one can also start adding an incline. By the way, using
an incline on a treadmill is a great way for the competitive bodybuilder
to burn that stubborn body fat in the glutes and hamstrings area.
For a bodybuilder with less than 30 pounds to lose, or for an advanced
bodybuilder, I would rather use a cross trainer elliptical machine;
the one where you also get to move the arms.
This machine simulates the running motion, but without the impact
experienced in the knees and the ankles. Results achieved by this
machine are fast since the calories burned through the duration
of the activity is very significant; much higher than the calories
burned in a treadmill.
Any Other Machines?
Another machine that I like to use for variety purposes is the
recumbent bike. Set at a tension that does not impact the knees,
the recumbent bike is a very effective machine that provides an
effective cardiovascular workout, burns a bit more calories than
the treadmill but less than the elliptical. Again, this is not the
type of machine I would recommend for someone that has to lose over
A stairstepper is another good middle-of-the-road option (in terms
of calories burned) for those with less than 30 lbs to lose, though
I am personally not a big fan of them simply because I do not enjoy
the motion. This is the type of machine that I do if it is the only
one I have available at the hotel gym I am at when traveling. However,
I have some friends that love them. Once again, the key to protecting
your knees is the resistance set. Remember that to make cardiovascular
exercise effective, you need to perform it at a steady tempo for
a duration of 20-45 minutes; so there is no need to set a high resistance.
Other Types Of Effective Cardiovascular Exercise
Though the question referred to pieces of cardiovascular equipment,
I think it should be mentioned that walking on the pavement is a
great form of cardiovascular exercise for anyone. And for those
advanced bodybuilders with an adventurous spirit and healthy knees,
running and jumping rope steadily for extended periods of time (20-45
minutes) will burn a significant amount of calories; even more than
the elliptical machines.
Once a bodybuilder reaches the advanced stage, the best option
is to use the wide variety of choices at one's disposal. Though
the elliptical machine offers the highest caloric burn of all machines,
once a bodybuilder has the desired level of body fat, changing the
typr of exercise on a regular basis not only prevents boredom and
increases your cardiovascular efficiency at various activities,
but also keeps the body guessing and responding to all exercises,
thus making it easy to stay in that shape. So as the saying goes,
"variety is the spice of life".
Best of luck!
Hugo Rivera CFT, SPN, BSCE. is a lifetime natural bodybuilder, multi
certified personal trainer, industry consultant and fitness expert
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