Treadmill Vs. Crosstrainer – Which Device Is Better Suited For Endurance Training?

A close relative of the treadmill in the gym is the cross-trainer. It is also a device for endurance and cardio training. 

The movement sequences on the treadmill are almost identical to the normal running movement outdoors. 

Arm movement and rolling behavior of the foot are nearly the same as when walking on the street.

The elliptical cross trainer offers a non-physiological form of a movement for training that does not occur in everyday life in this form.

 Here there is a kind of hybrid between cycling, walking, and healthy walking, in which they also used the arms for training. 

Which device is more suitable for your endurance training depends primarily on your preferences and physical circumstances.

Exercising on the treadmill is a more physiological movement that many people find more convenient. 

If you like the movement more “sympathetic” than that of the cross trainer, give preference to the treadmill. 

On the treadmill, you can also optimally prepare for upcoming running competitions, and whoever trains for the next half marathon is undoubtedly better advised with this training device.


Product Name

Speed (Max.)

Weight Capacity



11 MPH

32.5 lbs

 55" x 23" x 4.6",

10 MPH

45.6 lbs

73"  x 36"  x 54"

12 MPH

30.8  lbs

55.5 x 22 x 55.5 

12 MPH

38.6 lbs

51.9 x 24.8 x 42.1

12 MPH

35.6  LBS

55.5 x 22 x 55.5

12 MPH

58.5 Lbs

84.5" x 38.5" x 54.7" 

12 MPH

30.9 lbs

78.8" x 39.2" x 63"

16 MPH


83" x 35" x 62" 

12 MPH

77  LB

 35"× 27.6"× 54.7"

The cross trainer incorporates almost the entire body into the training.

 The handles also allow you to include your arms and upper body in endurance training, which is not possible with this type of treadmill. 

Another advantage of the cross trainer is that it is more gentle on the joints.

 Since the feet never lose contact with the pedals, the joints do not have to deliver as much shock absorption performance as with regular running.

 The cross trainer is often the preferred treadmill as a training device, especially with joint complaints at the lower extremities.

The only important thing is that you move. 

Depending on personal preferences, this can now be outdoors in nature, indoors on the treadmill, or on the cross-trainer. 

The chief thing is that you do yourself a good thing by bringing a little more momentum and movement into your life.

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