Skip Nav
Does Walking Help You Lose Weight?
Popsugar Interviews
Ever Wonder If Simply Walking More Can Help You Lose Weight? Here's Your Answer
Gynecologist Advice For Anal Sex
Women's Health
What Gynecologists Want You to Know Before Trying Anal Sex
Weight Loss
If Lower-Belly Fat Is Your Trouble Spot, Then Try This Ab-Focused Workout

Short Elliptical Intervals to Burn Calories Fast


I have said it before and no doubt I will say it again: If pressed for time, don't skip the gym altogether — just shorten your workout.

When you're pressed for time, use this quick elliptical workout I created. It's only 22 minutes long including warm up and cool down, and features really short and effective intervals. Using quick intervals makes the workout intense and is great for burning calories. Remember to work honestly within your rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and work between easy (1-3), medium (4-7), and hard (8-10) amounts of exertion.


Set incline to 20 percent and get working:

Warm Up

00:00-03:00 Resistance 3

03:00-05:00 Resistance 5

Quicky Intervals For 5 minutes

Resistance between 5 and 7

05:00-05:08, RPE 8-10

05:08-05:20, RPE 4-7

05:20-05:28, RPE 8-10

05:28-05:40, RPE 4-7

05:40-05:48, RPE 8-10

05:48-06:00, RPE 4-7

Repeat 4 more times

Recover

10:00-12:00, level 7, Backward, RPE 3-4

Focus on your hamstrings

Quicky Intervals For 5 minutes

Resistance between 5 and 7

12:00-12:08, RPE 8-10

12:08-12:20, RPE 4-7

12:20-12:28, RPE 8-10

12:28-12:40, RPE 4-7

12:40-12:48, RPE 8-10

12:48-13:00, RPE 4-7

Repeat 4 more times

Cool Down

17:00-20:00 level 5

20:00-22:00 level 3

To make the workout even more varied, focus on your arms powering the motion during the intervals on even minutes. Alternate with pushing versus pulling as you work your arms to balance the muscle of your upper body.

Click here for printable version.

From Our Partners
The Fitness Marshall "Ring Ring" Video
Quick Full-Body Gym Workout
5K Treadmill Training Plan
The Fitness Marshall "Taste" Betty Who Video
15-Minute Strength Training Jump Rope Workout
The Fitness Marshall "I Like It" Cardi B Video
How Much Cardio and Strength Training Should I Do?
The Fitness Marshall "Solo" Video
30-Minute HIIT Treadmill Workout
Corey Calliet HIIT Workout
No-Gym Workout Plan | 4 Weeks
Up Ladder CrossFit Workout
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds