Choosing the best aerobic exercise is not an easy task especially there are tons of cardio equipment out there that promises super quick weight loss results. Commercials on TV frequently advertise new cardio equipment that uses new revolutionary techniques that can lose belly in one month! They use sexy models to connect viewers to the machine. Honestly, there are only a few cardio exercises that really deliver results. Believe it or not, they are not some invention from the future but just conventional cardio equipment. You can burn more calories with fitness equipments such as rowing machines.
To determine which cardio exercise is the best aerobic exercise, the muscle involvement and range of motion need to be analyzed. This is because; end of the day is the weight (muscle) multiply by the distance (range of motion) which determines the amount of calories burn. Using this reasoning, the bicycle is not as good as treadmill and the Stairmaster if done at the same intensity because the upper body weight is rested on the seat, where else during running and stepper, the whole body weight is on the machine.
Comparing the common cardio machines available in the gyms, there are two aerobic machines that stand toe by toe, shoulder by shoulder.
These machines are the treadmill and the Stairmaster. Both of these machines can really burn calories like crazy. This is because it involves the whole body being on the machine. Not only that, it involves the legs, mainly the butt and both worked in very large range of motions.
In conclusion to this, the best aerobic exercise can be determined by the person and also his preference. If the exerciser have knees problem, he or she should stay away from the Stairmaster because it can cause more damage to the knee. So if knees are not a problem, we have a tie for the best aerobic exercise, treadmill and Stairmaster.
Besides the entire cardio machine, we also group exercise which is a very popular form of aerobic exercise. There is only one class that wins the high calorie burner hands down! This class is called RPM. By using bicycles only, the class spins at a super high intensity, burning up to 700 calories. Be advised, it is for regular exercises only, not for the beginners.