And thanks to new research published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, we've got a little more knowledge about the ol' elliptical vs. spin bike debate for the next time we hit the gym.
Researchers had 14 participants do the same workout routine on the elliptical and on a cycling trainer—which both use pedaling motions—during two different sweat sessions. While the participants exercised, the researchers tracked their VO2 (a.k.a. oxygen consumption) and heart rate, as well as their perceived exertion and a few other metabolic parameters.
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