Skip Nav
Trainer's Advice on Losing Belly Fat
Weight Loss
I'm a Trainer, and If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is What I Want You to Know
Is the Mediterranean Diet Low-Carb?
Weight Loss
This Crossover Diet Is the Healthy, Low-Carb Plan You've Been Looking For
Healthy Living
6 Workout Vloggers You Should Be Following on YouTube
Recipes
10 Ways to Make Your Morning Toast Healthier
Weight Loss
We Asked an Expert If Intermittent Fasting Slows Down Your Metabolism — Here's What He Said

Elliptical Workout | 30 Minutes

This Elliptical Workout Is Just as Effective as the Treadmill

Sometimes, you head to the gym craving a treadmill run and arrive only to find all the machines full. Bummer! But remember: there are some creative ways to work around this situation. Instead of throwing in the towel and heading straight for the sauna, try this elliptical workout instead. To make this joint-friendly machine feel like running, don't hold the handles and pump like you do when you're running. Going hands-free on the elliptical is great for your core, and it might help you work on evening out your stride. We did throw in some reverse action at the end of the workout for your cool down.

Time Resistance SPM
0:00-2:00 3 Warm up
2:00-5:00 5 Warm up
5:00-10:00 7 155-160
10:00-15:00 10 140
15:00-18:00 7 160
18:00-21:00 10 150
21:00-24:00 7 160
24:00-25:00 10 150
25:00-26:00 8 140
26:00-27:00 10 150
27:00-30:00 7 150
30:00-35:00 7-5 Backward

My elliptical is set at an incline of 20 degrees. Feel free to play around with the incline level, but keep it at least 10 degrees.

This is also a great cardio workout if your knees have been bothering you while running or you're coming off a hamstring strain.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Best Oblique Exercises Without Weights
10-Minute CrossFit Workout
Can You Do Too Much Cardio?
Body-Weight Workout For Women | Poster
How Often Should I Work Out to Maintain Weight?
Best Dumbbell Leg Exercises
Do I Need to Lift Heavy to Build Muscle?
45-Minute Workout Playlist
Best Way to Lose Arm Fat
How to Do a Glider Knee Tuck and Pike
Jess Fox Swiss Ball Workout
Best Workout Vloggers on YouTube
From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds