Beyond the Treadmill: Triple-Threat Cardio

Keep things interesting at the gym with this Better-Body Challenge cardio workout plan that keeps you moving for a solid 45 minutes using three different machines. It’s a boredom-busting| fat-burning| triple-threat cardio workout using the rowing machine| elliptical| and treadmill. Don’t know much about the rowing machine? Don’t sweat it! Watch this video demonstration full of tips on using this machine.

Time Machine Notes

0:00-10:00Rowing MachineSet between 3 and 5; increase your strokes per minute for the last 15 seconds of every minute. 10:00-20:00EllipticalSet resistance between 6 and 8. Go forward for first minute| then go backward for the second; continue alternating directions every minute. 20:00-30:00TreadmillSet incline to 1 percent| and keep speed at a pace you can hold steady for 10 minutes. 30:00-35:00Rowing MachineSet damper between 4 and 5| increase strokes per minute for last 20 seconds of each minute. 35:00-40:00EllipticalSet resistance between 6 and 8. Every other minute| let go of the handles to work out your core more.40:00-45:00TreadmillSet incline to 5.0 and speed to 3.5 mph.

If you don’t like to run| skip the treadmill and hop on a bike instead. Don’t have access to a gym with all these machines? No worries. You can run outside| swim| rock it old-school with step aerobics ¡ª?just get active and keep your heart rate up for 45 minutes. Click here for a printable| image-free version of the workout.

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