Elliptical Intervals

This elliptical workout can be varied based on the time you have to do it in. I’ve made it 30 minutes as a general guideline, but you can add and subtract as necessary. If you keep working the entire time, I find that it keeps the heart rate up and is an effective way to burn calories and strengthen various leg muscles (depending on the incline).

  • 0:00-5:00: Level 9, Resistance 9, 30 sec. normal/1 min. sprint
  • 5:00-10:00: Level 20, Resistance 10, Pedal backwards
  • 10:00-15:00: Level 16, Resistance 9, 30 sec. normal/1 min. sprint
  • 15:00-20:00: Level 9, Resistance 9, 30 sec. normal/1 min. sprint
  • 20:00-25:00: Level 19, Resistance 10, Pedal backwards
  • 25:00-30:00: Level 6, Resistance 9, 30 sec. normal/1 min. sprint

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1 noodlegirl February 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm

wow this is a tough one! This is how I been doing it hill plus level highest I go is level 10 and normally i do a sprint at the last 30 seconds of each hill. What you think of that routine??

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2 Jenn (eating bender) March 1, 2009 at 11:07 am

noodlegirl ~ I think that’s great! Any time you’re combining hills/resistance/sprinting, you are burning more calories in addition to getting a more effective workout in terms of muscle, etc. At least that’s what the fitness magazines tell me πŸ˜‰

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