Of course Im no expert, but your question is lacking details. Are you simply walking on a treadmill? running? using incline? etc..
on a stationary bike, how far are you going? how fast?
In my experience, only because I run, I always get a "better" workout on the treadmill even though I cant stand it, ie I burn more calories. The only issue for me is that on a treadmill, you are constantly hitting the same spot on your foot and it cause cause injuries or at least it does on me. I 1000% prefer running outside regardless.
If im just "riding" a bike, my workout isnt great because I just go and then after 20 minutes or so I get bored, however, if I take a really good spin class and I push myself, it can be draining.
So I guess what Im saying is it really depends on you.
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So long as you are exerting the same amount of effort, they are the same. 500 calories on the recumbent bike is the same as 500 calories on the treadmill. I prefer the recumbent bike because I have bad knees and it is more comfortable for my pain range.
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I tend to get a better workout on the treadmill, probably because I like a treadmill more. I vary my speed and incline throughout for more of a "HIIT" kind of workout.
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Recumbent bike and treadmill both are good for the workout. You should check out both uses & benefits then take the decision which is better for the workout. You can get ideas from here.
Knitter215 is correct. I asked my exercise counselor the same question and she said either would give you the same results. Since you want to keep your heart rate between 115-125 for weight loss it doesn't matter which one you do. I like to mix it up to keep from getting board.