There has been much discussion over whether an elliptical or a treadmill delivers a better workout. People tend to argue strongly for one or the other, but in reality, neither is really better, it is just that they are different. Which is right for you depends on your individual workout goals and preferences.
Let’s take a look at the differences.
For many people, the non-impact aspect of an elliptical workout is one of its most attractive features. For those with injuries or who are prone to joint pain, treadmills may not be an option, while the fluid motion of an elliptical machine provides exercise that is safe.
Another reason some people prefer elliptical machines is due to the fact that they deliver a full-body workout, which has the potential to burn many more calories than running on a treadmill.