Unless you’re dedicated to one type of fitness training, then you are probably wondering what machines you can purchase that will burn the most calories. You’ve probably seen a variety of different cardio machines in a commercial gym and either don’t have the time to enquire about them or don’t know who to ask. All the cardio machines in this list are in commercial gyms but they can also be bought for home gyms. They are great for burning calories and giving you an intense workout. We’ve even put a few recommendations into each one, so you have a variety to choose from.
Treadmills are the most used cardio machines there are, and there’s a good reason for that— the variety of options. The treadmill does it all. You can program and incline, decline, hiking, and even walking backwards. There’s no end to the exercises you can do with this machine. Depending on which one you buy, you get a 30-day free trial of iFit, which allows you to access over 1400 different programs and training sessions.
We recommend the ProForm Carbon TL if you want a home treadmill that gives you an intense workout. This treadmill has a 2.6 CHP and a deck of 55" so you can walk, jog, or run with space to spare. The SpaceSaver design lets you fold the treadmill up when not in use.
Rowing machines use the entire body to mimic the act of rowing a boat. As it uses so many of your muscles, it quickly increases your heart rate, making it an ideal cardio machine for burning calories. Try to say below 20 to 30 strokes per minute to really feel the workout— but remember not to overdo it!
Why not try the Pro-Form RL Sport Rower? It uses silent magnetic resistance, meaning you will get an intense workout that won't disturb anyone around you. Rowing machines are great all-rounders for someone that wants a full-body cardio workout.
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Cycle classes have become one of the most popular ways to work out recently, and there’s a reason for that. While outdoor cycling is a great way to get fit, indoor cycling allows you more control over your resistance and difficulty level. You can vary the workouts and intensity level to burn the most calories in a single session.
The Hit Fitness G7 Indoor Cycling Bike is chain-driven, making it perfect for home workouts. The chain on the bike is cheaper to fix than one with a belt would be. The only con is a chain bike is louder than its belt counterpart.
There is also the option of a commercial studio bike, which gives an even more intense workout than a regular cycling bike would. The NordicTrack S22i comes with a 22" smart screen that is iFit enabled to give you a variety of different workout options to choose from.
Want to know more about indoor bikes? Check out our blog on Spin Bikes Vs Upright Bikes: Which one is best for you!
An Elliptical is a great cardio machine for anyone that needs a low impact workout. This is the perfect machine if you need relief for your back, knees, or ankles and want a total-body calorie-burning workout. Ellipticals are often geared to intensify weight loss using interval training that automatically changes resistance levels, speeds, and stride lengths. There are options to go backwards and hold the moving handlebars to burn even more calories.
The NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical is the perfect machine to start your training off with, as you can change the resistance level to suit you at the touch of a button.
This is the piece of gym equipment that is often forgotten about in a workout- with many not even knowing what it is. A Ski-Row is like an upright rowing machine but simulates the motion of Nordic skiing. This is the machine that does it all. It combines cardio with strength and conditioning and guarantees to give you a whole-body workout.
The machine focuses on your upper body and is designed for a low impact, intense workout. The Ski-Row is excellent for anyone who has injured themselves but wants to keep up with their cardio training. The Impulse Ski-Row is the perfect machine to start off with if you are looking for a way to burn calories without heavy impact on your muscles.
Those are just a few of the options of cardio machines you can use for a home workout, there are so many to choose from, the skies the limit!
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