12 Ways to Maximize Your Calorie Burn at the Gym
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On the Elliptical
Use the handles to go for a total-body workout. Actively push and pull the handles — don't just hold on for support — to burn more calories and work your upper body while raising your heart rate.
Utilize the resistance. Making your muscles exert more effort is sure to yield a bigger caloric burn.
Watch your pace. The graceful motion of the elliptical can lull you into a slow pace, so make sure you're moving fast enough to get your heart rate up, which is about 140 to 160 strides per minute.
Include intervals, alternating between short periods of pushing your body to the max with recovery periods. Here's a
30-minute elliptical interval workout
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