I was using the treadmill for awhile just set on manual. Doing about 50-55 minutes. I would jog at 5 mph about 10 minutes, walk at 3.5 mph for 10, jog another 10 and then walk at 3.2-3.5 mph the rest of the time. I set my weight for the treadmill 10 lbs less than I weigh to get a more accurate reading on the calories burned as I had heard from someone here. The calories I showed burning at the end was 300 or a little more. I would be totally drenched after doing this.
Recently I started doing the eliptical for 45 minutes on fat burn mode. Now I set this at 10 lbs less the same way I did for the treadmill. The only thing is the calories burned after only 45 minutes is 400 or a little more. I'm confused as to how I could be burning that much more in a shorter time. I also do not sweat nearly as much as I do when I work out on the treadmill.
Do you think this is accurate? Is the eliptical a better workout or should I go back to the treadmill because I sweat more on that? I would think that since I was sweating more on the treadmill.... that would mean a better workout? But why less calories???