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Burn Calories with an elliptical workout!

Do Dread the treadmill? Hop on the elliptical instead.  Subjects in a recent study burned the same amount of calories on both machines about 160 in 15 minutes workout (that’s 640 an hour!). The elliptical may feel easier, but that’s because most people learn on the handrails, which takes the load off you legs so you don’t have to work as hard, explains Gregory Brown, ph.D., of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Ditch the reals (or use them only for balance) and pump your arms as if you were running.  Gab a pair of three-pound dumbbells for full-body burn.

Try this 30 minute internal elliptical workout you will burn more calories in less time.

Interval workouts

Have you tried Interval workouts? It is one of the best ways to burn more calories in less time. Internal training is”alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity.” This type of training is commonly used by personal trainers at the gym.

Why Interval Training?

You will burn more calories alternating “intense” exercises with lighter ones. The more intensely you workout (even for a few seconds) the more calories you’ll burn.

Interval training means working very hard for a few minutes, with intervals of lighter exercising.

Consider the benefits of interval workouts:
  1. You’ll burn more calories then you would with a regular exercise routine. The more intensity you add to your exercise routine, the more calories you’ll burn — even if you just increase intensity for just a few minutes at a time.
  2. Your cardiovascular fitness will improve, you’ll be able to exercise longer and more intensity. Imagine finishing your 60-minute cardio routine  in 30 minutes and burning the same amount of calories just by incorporating intensity intervals in your 30 minute routine.
  3. It will also spice up your workout. Turning up your intensity in short intervals can add a challenge to your exercise routine.
  4. It is easy all you need to do is modify your current routine with short intensity intervals.

Below are some Interval Cardio Fitness programs so get started and burn calories!

Interval Cardio:  Beginners Program
For Elliptical

Time Intervals:

Intensity Level
5 min Warm up at an easy resistance (Level 3)
4 min Level 5-6
5 min Level 4-5
4 min Level 6-7
5 min Level 4-5
3 min Level 5-6
4 min Level 4-5

Total Workout Time:  30 min

Interval Cardio:  More Advanced Program
For Elliptical

Time Intervals:

Intensity Level
5 min Warm up at an easy resistance (Level 5)
4 min Level 6-7
5 min Level 5-6
4 min Level 7-8
5 min Level 5-6
3 min Level 7-8
4 min Level 5-6