Lunchtime Quickie! 20-Minute Elliptical Workout For Beginners

Lunchtime workouts need to be quick and efficient. And with the elliptical, you can work different muscles of your legs and arms simply by switching directions on the machine.

Time Resistance SPM* Notes

00:00-3:00

3
130Warmup03:00-5:00
5
13005:00-8:00
5
140Speed up08:00-10:00
6
140Pull10:00-13:00
7
140Backward13:00-15:00
7
140Forward/Push15:00-17:00
8
140Backward17:00-20:00
7
150Forward20:00-23:00
4
130Cooldown

*SPM = strides per minuteIncline = 20 percent

Use this workout as a guideline, and adjust the resistance and the strides per minute to your level. Click here for a printable version of this workout to take to the gym.

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