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60-Minute Elliptical Workout For Beginners

Start Strong, End Strong With This Beginner Elliptical Plan

Brand-new to a regular gym routine? There's no better cardio machine to get started with than the elliptical trainer: it's easy on the joints, but still gets your heart rate up. Once you're ready to move past quick 20- or 30-minute workouts and commit some serious time, try out this 60-minute elliptical workout with pyramid intervals. It's designed to push your body to the max and allow for periods of recovery, so you feel strong and confident from start to finish.


Time Resistance Incline SPM*
00:00 - 05:00 3.0 4.0 120 - 130
05:00 - 08:00 4.0 5.0 130 - 140
08:00 - 11:00 5.0 6.0 140 - 150
11:00 - 14:00 6.0 7.0 130 - 140
14:00 - 17:00 7.0 8.0 120 - 130
17:00 - 20:00 6.0 7.0 130 - 140
20:00 - 23:00 5.0 6.0 140 - 150
23:00 - 26:00 4.0 5.0 150 - 160
26:00 - 29:00 5.0 6.0 140 - 150
29:00 - 32:00 6.0 7.0 130 - 140
32:00 - 35:00 7.0 8.0 120 - 130
35:00 - 38:00 6.0 7.0 130 - 140
38:00 - 41:00 5.0 6.0 140 - 150
41:00 - 44:00 4.0 5.0 150 - 160
44:00 - 47:00 5.0 6.0 140 - 150
47:00 - 50:00 6.0 7.0 130 - 140
50:00 - 53:00 7.0 8.0 120 - 130
53:00 - 56:00 5.0 6.0 130 - 140
56:00 - 60:00 3.0 4.0 120 - 130

Click here for a printable workout to keep this workout handy at the gym.

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