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Tone Your Butt While Torching Calories With This Elliptical Workout

Jul 22 2014 - 3:49pm

Save time at the gym and power up your cardio to do double duty with this elliptical workout. Upping the incline on the machine targets the glutes and hamstrings while raising your heart rate. That's right! You can torch some serious calories while toning your backside. Remember, pressing through your heels when you're on the elliptical will make the glute muscles work even more.


Time Resistance Incline SPM*
0:00 to 2:30 3.0 5.0 110 to 130
2:30 to 5:00 5.0 7.0 120 to 130
5:00 to 10:00 9.0 11.0 130 to 140
10:00 to 15:00 9.0 13.0 130 to 140
15:00 to 20:00 9.0 15:00 130 to 140
20:00 to 25:00 11.0 15.0 120 to 130 / Go backward
25:00 to 30:00 9.00 15.0 130 to 140 / Go forward
30:00 to 32:30 5.0 5.0 120 to 130
32:30 to 35:00 3.0 5.0 120 to 130


*SPM = Strides Per Minute [1]

Click here for an image-free, printable version [2] of the workout to take to the gym!


Source URL
http://www.fitsugar.com/Elliptical-Workout-Butt-2840043