View Poll Results: What would be the best choice for weight loss?

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  • stationary bike (Aerodyne)

    4 19.05%
  • recumbent bike

    2 9.52%
  • rowing machine

    4 19.05%
  • elliptical machine (NordicTrack)

    11 52.38%
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Thread: Best exercise machine for weight loss........

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    Default Best exercise machine for weight loss........

    Since I have had 2 surgeries on my knee, running or jogging is out of the question. I'd like to do something 3-5 times per week, and for 30 minutes each time.

    What do you think is the best machine out of the following to achieve this?

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    I don't know how bad your knee is, but I also have some knee issues (1 surgery on each), and I get my cardio in on an elliptical. It's a lot easier on my knees than a treadmill or running outdoors. I still get sore if I go more than 40 minutes on it, but 20-30 don't bother me at all.

    Hope this helps.
    "He is strong who conquers others, he who conquers himself is mighty" -Lao Tzu

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    My knee problems are not serious just an uncommon knee disease but a recumbent bike I picked up at Walmart of all places does the trick. Ran me only $107 and I can ride it for 30-40 while watching tv.

    Being able to multitask makes exercising so much easier.

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    Run baby, run...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan the man 67 View Post
    Since I have had 2 surgeries on my knee, running or jogging is out of the question. I'd like to do something 3-5 times per week, and for 30 minutes each time.

    What do you think is the best machine out of the following to achieve this?
    I'd go with the rowing machine, if it's the kind of rowind machine I'm thinking of. I like it because it uses the whole body, rather than just the legs. It can be quite taxing, however, so I don't know if it is something you would want (or be able) to do for 30 minutes.

    I'm never do cardio though. I don't enjoy it and it's not neccesary for weight loss. An hour of weights is good for me, and it burns more fat than cardio.

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    Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health or physical fitness, is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon and other connective tissue. It can occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease or can arise from a conscious effort to improve an overweight or obese state.

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    I used to weigh 220 about a year ago. My only cardio involved a heavy bag and a stationary bike. I used to somewhat have knee pain but I think that was due to stress on my knee from being overweight. I currently weigh 160-165. The lowest I've been was 142 in January. I lifted weights but I'm not so sure if it'll help with your weight loss. I'm not sure if you want to lose weight, or just fat. There's a big misconception when people say that want to lose weight. But lifting weight can help you lose fat.

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    Doing a whole body work out lifting weights should do the trick, but with your knee, avoid the leg lifts that bend the knee like leg press and squats.......

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    Hey guys Im new to the forum so can't start a new post yet. Anyway Im 25 soon to be 26 next month and trying to get ina good shape to start training in mma in january. I'm 5'8 and 184 lbs. Im looking ot get down to baout 170-175. Im doing pretty good with pretty much doing the elliptical machine everyday, heavy bag, sit ups and push ups.I live in a a decent size apartment but not big enough and Im limited to about2 hours a day so Im wondering if anyone has a good routine they wouldnt mind sharing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blb8698 View Post
    Hey guys Im new to the forum so can't start a new post yet. Anyway Im 25 soon to be 26 next month and trying to get ina good shape to start training in mma in january. I'm 5'8 and 184 lbs. Im looking ot get down to baout 170-175. Im doing pretty good with pretty much doing the elliptical machine everyday, heavy bag, sit ups and push ups.I live in a a decent size apartment but not big enough and Im limited to about2 hours a day so Im wondering if anyone has a good routine they wouldnt mind sharing?
    I CrossFit out of a 1 bedroom apartment. Anything is possible. Also, why on earth would you need two hours to workout? What are you doing for two hours and how is that going to benefit you with any kind of anaerobic activity?

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