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When it comes to working out some people love the treadmill and others are all about using a stationary bike. Is one better at burning more calories though? Take this quiz to find out.

*All calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

#### How many calories does 30 minutes on a treadmill burn at 6 mph (10-minutes per mile)?

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tarnz 5 years
hey guys, does anyone know how long it takes ( on average for a fit average sized woman ) to cycle 42km on a spin bike with litlle or no resistance?..
rumpel2 5 years
Stationary bikes bore me!!
randomthoughtsatrandom 5 years
5 miles per hour on the treadmill puts out considerable effort, you have to be in decent shape to maintain that speed for an hour. 10 miles per hour on the stationary bike takes nowhere near that kind of effort. Right now, I can't sustain 5 mph on a treadmill. But I'm doing 20 mph on the bike no problem, and getting about 25 miles in just over an hour. That burns 600 calories for a 150 pound person, more or less depending on your weight. So, yeah, I'm choosing the bike.
jd107 6 years
A recumbent bikes seem better than the upright bikes in my opinion. In terms of comfort on your rear.
jd107 6 years
I'm definitely no expert on these, but I find the comments very odd. A lot of people posting they work up a lot more of a sweat on the bike than the treadmill, yet supposedly burn more calories on the treadmill. That makes zero sense. And if you are going by the computer controlled monitors on these devices, they aren't going to know the true calories burned, its all just guess, and the treadmills may be set to display higher values that aren't even true. If your getting more a sweat or getting more tired on the bike, then common sense tells me the bike is burning more calories, despite what any computer is saying.
shockware 6 years
well it actually depends on what type of stationary bike you are using. some stationary bike only move the legs while some move both arms and legs so you need to specify which stationary bike we are talking about. For those who doesn't know, you can see an article here http://www.dogengine.com/used-stationary-bikes.php which discusses different types of stationary bikes. hope this helps :)
ralfthewise 8 years
Chelsyna 8 years
I just started my exercise program - just letting you know that I am an average person, most definitely not a fitness buff - and yet I am definitely better able to do an hour on the stationary bike (usually at more than 10 mph) than even half an hour of jogging (at whatever speed). I can do walking, but hate jogging (and the comparison here is between biking and running). I have a recumbent bike and it's actually VERY comfortable - the very first machine I can occasionally stay on for even 90 minute stretches. And I usually burn anywhere from 340-410 calories per hour while watching my favorite TV shows (for whatever psychological reason, I always seem to pedal faster during the Biggest Loser - LOL!)
suenhe 8 years
I personally would rather go out-side on a track and run... but for this I will chose the treadmill. With the bike I feel like I have to lean over too much and that causes major back cramping afterwards. My bottom area (private area) hurts like hell and my butt is aching. I also feel like I do not get my whole body to work out just my legs. On the treadmill I feel like my whole body is working out because I am using almost all the musles. My arms are swining back and forth, I can go up hill working out my glutes and hamstring and calves.
boosha 9 years
stationary bikes bite. although i am top heavy and have to wear 2 sports bras when i'm on the treadmill. which sucks.
Martini-Rossi 9 years
urgh, I hate those bikes! Thats reason Ive never participated in a spinning class. Sure you'll sweat alot but thats about it.
bisou002 9 years
wow, i got 100%! i hate the bike, i'd much rather run. if you're gonna devote 30 minutes to something, do it all the way!
Leilanic1 9 years
i love spinning class too..you can burn up to 700 calories in a hour long spin class!! I hate running but if I use the machines I'll run on the treadmill or use the elliptical before i ever use the stationary bike.
megania 9 years
I hate running so I walk on the treadmill and burn more calories on the bike ... I think.
RobinSparkles 9 years
i don't like to use the stationary bike for regular cardio, but i LOVE spinning classes. fit -- do you have any estimates on how many calories you burn during a class?
celebrity_soup 9 years
i absolutely cannot stand the stationary bike! its horrible, i must really suck at it, i can only stay on for 10 min. on normal speed, after that i'm dead tired. however, on the tread mill i can stay on for 60 min on full speed running, how odd huh?
kelsen 9 years
Good to know! I feel better about treadmilling now. I hate stationary bikes...it's much more fun to bike outdoors.
rumpel2 9 years
Stationary bikes bore me!!
caryatid 9 years
i'm pretty sure i'd totally bite it on the treadmill (or the damn stair machine! that thing is scary) so i stick to the bike and the elliptical.
Linda-McP 9 years
Yet more reasons to dislike the bike!
genvessel 9 years
buzz - i agree! i hate the calorie counter on the bike! i will change it up sometimes and use an eliptical, but i'm a pretty dedicated treadmill girl.
hholbert 9 years
yeah i run my tradmill all the time. If you're going to work out you might as well burn as many cals as possible
AMP 9 years
I really hate the bike, but I force myself to do it to change things up. Its so frustrating to burning calories at a slower pace though.

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