Originally posted by Wulfenite
My back wont stand for too much treadmill time, but I can pretty much go to exhaustion on the eliptical. I think the treadmill is probably better overall exercise cause it works an actual motion that you use in life, but building cardiac fitness or for burining calories it works well without putting a lot of mileage on your joints.
I own an elliptical and use it 6 days a week when I'm home wathcing TV. I put on a sweatshirt and pants and use it 45 mins. Not only does it burn a ton of calories but you do get a total body workout (as opposed to sitting on the couch) but it does , like you say, go easy on the joints.;c