Saturday, August 2, 2008

30 Minute Elliptical Workout

Time: 30 minutes (or 50 min. if you repeat min. 5 - 25)

Workout Intensity: High

Time     Level
0 - 5  3 (warm-up)
5 - 7 8
7 - 8  5
8 - 10 8
10 - 11 5
11 - 13 10
13 - 14 6
14 - 16 10
16 - 17  6
17 - 19 4
19 - 20 12
20 - 21 10
21 - 22 4
22 - 23 12
23 - 24 10
24 - 25 4
25 - 30 3 (cool down) 

6 Comments:

Jillian said...

i was always under the impression that a high resistance caused you to build muscle rather than burn. i tend to keep the elliptical resistance around 5. any thoughts?

Tina said...

Jillian,

Any sort of resistance exercise will help you build muscle. An elliptical builds muscle just through the cardiovascular exercise that is involved. Higher resistance workouts will help you build muscle the best-- as you set higher resistance levels, you have to push harder to get your full stride in.
Of course, the elliptical will also help you burn calories and fat. Because of the continuous movement, you are constantly burning calories and turning them into muscle.

Jessie said...

How many calories does that burn, for you?

Tina said...

Jessie,

Hmmmm... I'm not sure. I don't really keep track of my exercise calories. I guess around 250-300 for 30 minutes.

Sarah said...

Thanks Tina, I am always looking for ways to change up my routine. I plan to use this one today! :)

Anonymous said...

Tina,
I just tried this routine, and it was awesome! I ran 3 miles and then jumped on the ET as a 30-minute "cooldown," but this was definitely tough! What a great workout... keep 'em coming! :D
-Elina