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The Calories Burned in a TreadClimber Workout

author image William McCoy
Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
The Calories Burned in a TreadClimber Workout
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Devoting at least 150 minutes per week to aerobic exercise is a simple way to potentially improve your health. In this form of activity, you'll strengthen your cardiovascular system and burn calories (and, thereby, burn body fat). Although many types of exercise equipment are conducive to aerobic exercise, the Bowflex TreadClimber — part treadmill, part climbing machine — provides a challenging workout that burns calories quickly. Always consult a doctor, though, before beginning this or any new workout regimen.

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A Quick Burn in a Short Time

Data from a study at Adelphi University in New York shows that using a TreadClimber provides an effective calorie-burning workout. The data notes that a person who weighs 180 pounds and uses the TreadClimber for 30 minutes at 3 mph burns an average of 348 calories. It's possible to increase the rate at which the workout burns calories by elevating the machine's resistance.

A Faster Burn Than Other Machines

The Adelphi University study reports that using the TreadClimber provides a quicker calorie burn than similar workouts on a variety of other exercise machines. During a 30-minute workout, a 180-pound person burns 260 calories pedaling a stationary bike at a medium pace, 259 calories using a stair stepper at a medium pace and 135 calories walking on a treadmill at 3 mph.

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