Love it or hate it| a major plus to sweating it out on the elliptical is that you can work your body in a variety of ways using this machine. Pedaling forward works your quads| while going backward targets the hamstrings and butt. Pushing the handles gets your chest| and pulling them focuses the work in your upper back. And letting go of the handles while keeping your pace steady challenges your core stability. Plus| the elliptical is joint-friendly| making it the perfect machine for starting your fitness routine if you’re new to aerobic workouts and cardio machines.
*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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