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Fitness Poll: Do You Use More Than One Cardio Machine in One Workout?

Do You Use More Than One Cardio Machine in One Workout?

When I go to the gym, I tend to focus on one cardio machine a day. Whether I'm using the elliptical, the stepper, the stationary bike, or the treadmill, I usually get on it and stay on it. Occasionally, I play around with different machines using Gunnar Peterson's 4-5-6-6-5-4: Cardio Plan. It definitely breaks up the routine.

So, what about you?


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em113 em113 9 years
what's an arc trainer? I go to my school gym and to my knowledge we only have bikes, elliptical, tread mills and the dreaded stairmaster
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I usually mix it up quite a bit...treadmill/running outside, elliptical, and jumping rope. Sometimes I'll do the exercise bike too, just to mix up the routine even more.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
Once I get on one piece of equipment I am glued to it until I am finished!
cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
Yes! My gym is REALLY crowded so when I get there, I sign up for the elliptical and treadmill and while I wait my half hour, I get on the bike. My ideal workout consists of 30 minutes on the bike, treadmill, and elliptical :)
rpenner rpenner 9 years
i usually just use the eliptical at the gym but i also run outside
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
yes - i usually start on the elliptical and then move to the bike that way i'm working a lot of muscles but not to the point where i'm dying in pain, and i get a good workout.
michlny michlny 9 years
Classes are the best!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I use the treadmill AND elliptical.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
I do a 20/20/20 plan. Arc-Trainer 20 mins, treadmill 20, elliptical 20. I'll switch out one for the stairmaster on certain days. Great workout!
merymery merymery 9 years
I do 20 to 25 minutes on the arc trainer, 20 minutes on the stepper, and 20 to 30 minutes on the bike.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I try to brake it up to keep it interesting so I don' get into a rut.
LeLeBabii5 LeLeBabii5 9 years
i usually just use one cardio machine for an hour each time i go to the gym... i always switch up which one i use, but if i have been naughty recently dietwise, then i'll jump on the treadmill and run and extra mile or two after i finish with the first cardio machine..just to make myself feel a litttle better lol
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I use the treadmill for 30 minutes (intervals), then on my non weight days I use another cardio machine for 15 minutes then do yoga.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I usually split up my cardio time between two machines...usually the treadmill and the elliptical(20 mins ea). Last night i actually just stayed on the elliptical because i really felt like i was getting a great workout on it. :D Plus...changing my routine up a bit is better for me anyway.
susanec susanec 9 years
I mix up elliptical and bike but mostly because I have hip problems and have to switch as soon as it hurts.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Like others, I use the elliptical first followed by the treadmill. Keeps me from getting really bored.
lrcaraway lrcaraway 9 years
I use 3 machines (elliptical, tread, stair) for 10 -15 minutes each but I usually change the order up using them so that my body doesn't get used to a routine.
linb linb 9 years
I don't go to a gym. But that wasn't an option... I don't use any machines, just a couple of dumbbells.
smellen smellen 9 years
In order, I use: elliptical, treadmill, bike, and stair climber. Pretty much go with my order of preference when available, but there are times when it is busy & I jump on something else for a bit.
graldi19 graldi19 9 years
i usually do 45 min on the elliptical and 15 min either running or biking
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I use treadmill and elliptical too. On the treadmill I switch it up between jogging and steep uphill powerwalks too.
simplycutebecka simplycutebecka 9 years
I use two machines, treadmill and elliptical. Mixing it up is best. I get bored. :-P Some days I only use one machine, others two. I workout at home in my home gym. :)
krEnElk krEnElk 9 years
My gym is definitely too busy for the 4-5-6-6-5-4 plan, but I do like to do my cardio in 3, 20 minute chunks - 20 on the stairmaster, 20 on the elliptical, and 20 on the treadmill. it feels really great and i don't get bored :tread: :-D
silly3 silly3 9 years
I was just thinking about mixing things up for the half-hour (or more) of cardio. I think my gym's too busy for the 4-5-6-6-5-4 plan though!
ms660bk ms660bk 9 years
We're a fit community - the votes are pretty evenly split between the first 2 choices!
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