TGI FRIDAY WITH FITNESS2LOVE
Have you ever entered a gym and noticed how all the women are on cardiovascular machines and most men are lifting weights! I find that so interesting. I also notice most women only spend time on aerobic machines and leave! I hope they are lifting too! Well... I'm getting off track...I'll talk about weight training some other time! Today I would like to share with you my notes on the benefits and risks of each Aerobic machine!
Benefits from Cycling
- It can burn up to 900 calories per hour
- Conditions your legs and cardiovascular system.
- Less stress on the joints of your body
- Almost everyone can ride a bicycle.
Benefits From Rowing
- Machine works your upper body, as well as your lower body
- Rowing stroke is composed of 65% to 75% leg work and 25% to 35% arm work
- Considerable demand on the muscular system
- Attaining an overall body workout while simultaneously developing aerobic fitness
- Less stress on your skeletal system (you should lift weights to gain stronger bones if focused on Rowing for cardio)
- RISK- poor form while rowing often develop lower back pain
Independent-action- Stair Climbing machine
- Time efficient
- Required time for increase aerobic fitness is only 15 min a day!
- RISK- Dependent-action stair climbing machines expose your knees, hips and low back to levels of stress
- Caters to your needs with adjustable incline and resistant levels
- Easier to run on a treadmill then outside
- Everyone knows how to run
- Conditions your Cardiovascular system without wear and tear on your muscles.
Each aerobic machine benefits a person in different ways. It all depends on your fitness goals! For example, a bodybuilder would enjoy stair climbing because he/ she is able to enhance his/her aerobic fitness and build leg muscle. But if you are a Triathlete you would want to use a treadmill or rowing because it doesn't condition your legs, you'll be able to run longer.
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