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Lean Machines

Love 'em or hate 'em, here is the inside scoop on 5 of the most common cardio machines.


Here are the calorie expenditures for five popular machines (based on a 180-pound person working for 30 minutes at a perceived exertion between "hard" and "somewhat hard"). We got the pros and cons from John F. Graham, MS, CSCS, secretary-treasurer of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and vice president of Orthopedic Associates of Allentown (Pennsylvania), a fully equipped human performance center. Choose wisely.

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