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35-Minute Elliptical Workout

Vive la Résistance! 35-Minute Elliptical Workout

Sometimes a gal just needs to spend some time on the elliptical. It's my go-to cardio when I am suffering from post-workout pain (oh DOMS, you catch up with me every time I take a break from strength training), or need to work out the kinks from a long run. I created this 35-minute workout and have been loving the challenge of maintaining my speed as the resistance increases every two to three minutes. If you're looking for a new cardio workout for this joint-friendly machine, keep on reading to check it out.


Time Resistance SPM*
00:00-5:00
5
130 Warm up
05:00-7:00
6
140 Backward
07:00-10:00
7
150-160 Forward
10:00-13:00
8
150-160
13:00-15:00
8
150-160 Backward
15:00-18:00
8
160-170 Forward
18:00-20:00
9
160-170
20:00-25:00
8
140-150 No hands
25:00-28:00
8
160-170
28:00-30:00
9
160-170 Sprint
30:00-35:00
5
140-150 Backward/Cool down

*SPM = Strides Per Minute

My elliptical has a fixed incline at 20 percent, so set the incline between 20 and 30 percent. As always, if this is too easy or too hard, change the amount of resistance and the strides per minute. If this workout doesn't float your boat, check out my other elliptical workouts.

Here is an image-free printable version to take to the gym. Now go get your sweat on!

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