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Elliptical Core Workout

A lot of us use the Elliptical machine for major calorie burning results because it can work your arms and legs. But, don't always hold on. Letting go of the handles will allow you to work your core as you try and stay balanced. Try and go fast during this routine and only hold on to the moving handles when you are supposed to be at a Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) of five or greater — or the harder parts of the workout. If your elliptical has an adjustable incline, keep it at 8 through the entire workout.

00:00-05:00 Level 2, RPE 1 (warm up)
05:00-10:00 Level 8, RPE 6
10:00-15:00 Level 5, RPE 3-4
15:00-20:00 Level 9, RPE 7
20:00-25:00 Level 5, RPE 3-4
25:00-30:00 Level 10, RPE 8
30:00-35:00 Level 5, RPE 3-4
35:00-40:00 Level 2, RPE 1 (cool down)

Keep reading for a less advanced version.


If applicable, set the incline on the elliptical to 6.

00:00-05:00 Level 1, RPE 1 (warm up)
05:00-10:00 Level 5, RPE 6
10:00-15:00 Level 2, RPE 3
15:00-20:00 Level 6, RPE 7
20:00-25:00 Level 2, RPE 3
25:00-30:00 Level 7, RPE 8
30:00-35:00 Level 2, RPE 3
35:00-40:00 Level 1, RPE 1 (cool down)

Note: When working with your own Rate of Perceived Exertion or RPE, follow these guidelines: easy (1-3), medium (4-7) and hard (8-10).

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