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Think Beyond the Treadmill: 45-Minute, 3-Machine Cardio Workout

Apr 23 2016 - 2:00am

Keep things interesting at the gym with this cardio workout plan that keeps you moving for a solid 45 minutes using three different machines. It's a boredom-busting, fat-burning, triple-threat cardio workout using the rowing machine, elliptical, and treadmill. Don't know much about the rowing machine? Don't sweat it! Watch this video demonstration [1] full of tips on using this machine.

Time Machine Notes
0:00-10:00 Rowing Machine Set between 3 and 5; increase your strokes per minute for the last 15 seconds of every minute.
10:00-20:00 Elliptical Set resistance between 6 and 8. Go forward for first minute, then go backward for the second; continue alternating directions every minute.
20:00-30:00 Treadmill Set incline to 1 percent, and keep speed at a pace you can hold steady for 10 minutes.
30:00-35:00 Rowing Machine Set damper between 4 and 5, increase strokes per minute for last 20 seconds of each minute.
35:00-40:00 Elliptical Set resistance between 6 and 8. Every other minute, let go of the handles to work out your core more.
40:00-45:00 Treadmill Set incline to 5.0 and speed to 3.5 mph.

If you don't like to run, skip the treadmill and hop on a bike instead. Don't have access to a gym with all these machines? Click here for a printable, image-free version of the workout [2].


Source URL
http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Cardio-Workout-Rowing-Elliptical-Running-34635340