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Get It Up, Your Heart Rate That Is: Quickie Elliptical


The elliptical is a great way to get in a quick cardio workout that is easy on your joints. It is a versatile machine too and you can reverse directions with ease. When I work out on an elliptical, I like to challenge my core by avoiding the handles. This little routine is no exception and only has you pushing the handles for a couple of intense sprints. This half hour workout is fun and will definitely help you get your heart rate up.

To see the workout, just read more.


Time Resistance SPM* Details
00:00-03:00 3 130 Warm up
03:00-05:00 3 150 Warm up
05:00-07:00 5 150 No hands
07:00-09:00 7 170 No hands
09:00-11:00 5 150 No hand
11:00-13:00 9 170 No hands
13:00-15:00 5 140 No hands
15:00-16:00 7 200 Hands
16:00-18:00 5 130 Backwards w/ hands
18:00-19:00 7 130 Forward no hands
19:00-21:00 9 170 No hands
21:00-23:00 5 130 No hands
23:00-24:00 7 200 Hands
24:00-26:00 5 130 No hands
26:00-27:00 3 120 Cool down
27:00-29:00 3 120 Backwards
29:00-30:00 3 110 Cool down


*SPM = Stride per minute
Set incline to 20 to 30 percent

I found it challenging to keep my SPM at 170 with the resistance set to level nine, but it felt great to push myself. Try it and let me know what you think. You can print this workout and take it to the gym.

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