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20-Minute Elliptical Workout | Beginner

Lunchtime Quickie! 20-Minute Elliptical Workout For Beginners

Lunchtime workouts need to be quick and efficient. And with the elliptical, you can work different muscles of your legs and arms simply by switching directions on the machine.

Time Resistance SPM* Notes
00:00-3:00
3
130 Warmup
03:00-5:00
5
130
05:00-8:00
5
140 Speed up
08:00-10:00
6
140 Pull
10:00-13:00
7
140 Backward
13:00-15:00
7
140 Forward/Push
15:00-17:00
8
140 Backward
17:00-20:00
7
150 Forward
20:00-23:00
4
130 Cooldown

*SPM = strides per minute
Incline = 20 percent

Use this workout as a guideline, and adjust the resistance and the strides per minute to your level. Click here for a printable version of this workout to take to the gym.

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