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Top 5 Cardio Machines

By Suzie Parker

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 the top 5 cardio machines in this article - what they do and why they are so effective. Let's start!

Elliptical cross trainers

The elliptical cross trainer is my favorite 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.

Treadmills

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.

Steppers

Stepper machines give an excellent lower body workout and if you exercise on it regularly you will have a rear view to be proud off. It also delivers a light cardio workout that is not to strenuous (it's just like walking up and down stairs).

Exercise bikes

When you don't have the energy to exercise on your feet, the exercise bike is the perfect solution to 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.

Rowing machines

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 (or two) 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.