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Get Ready For 20 Fat-Blasting Minutes On The Elliptical

Elliptical workouts – NordicTrack

Elliptical workouts – NordicTrack

A NordicTrack elliptical can be an effective fat-blasting machine when used properly. The calorie-burning potential is almost as high as using a NordicTrack treadmill.

To help you utilize your elliptical to the best of its fat-melting abilities, we wanted to offer you three different elliptical workouts.  

Try A HIIT Workout On Your Elliptical

It’s easy to jump on an elliptical and breeze through a workout if you never touch the resistance levels. Because of its low impact build, an elliptical workout won’t challenge you unless you make it more strenuous.

With the help of the resistance levels on a NordicTrack elliptical and your intensity, you can increase the difficulty of your workout. If you are ready for that, enjoy this effective HIIT workout below:

Time
Resistance Levels
Intensity
0:00 – 2:30 3 Warm up
2:30 – 3:00 5 Moderate
3:00 – 4:00 5 Low
4:00 – 5:30 9 High
5:30 – 6:30 9 Low
6:30 – 8:00 12 High
8:00 – 9:00 12 Low
9:00 – 12:00 16 Moderate
12:00 – 13:00 16 Low
13:00 – 14:30 20 High
14:30 – 15:30 18 Low
15:30 – 17:30 18 Highest Intensity
17:30 – 20:00 5 Cool down

Ramp Up The Fat Burn With The Elliptical Incline Feature

While some NordicTrack ellipticals can not incline, the Front Drive Series has an incline range. Two of the ellipticals in the FreeStride Trainer Series also offer this feature.

We ramped up the difficulty in this elliptical workout by incorporating incline range adjustments along with alternating resistance levels. To make the most of this exercise, do your best to match the intensity of the workout outlined below.

Time
Resistance Levels
Incline
Intensity
0:00 – 2:30 2 0% Warm up
2:30 – 3:00 4 3% Moderate
3:00 – 4:00 5 3% Low
4:00 – 5:30 9 3% High
5:30 – 6:30 9 5% Low
6:30 – 8:00 11 5% Moderate
8:00 – 9:00 12 8% Low
9:00 – 12:00 14 8% High
12:00 – 13:00 14 10% Low
13:00 – 14:30 17 10% Highest Intensity
14:30 – 15:30 16 7% Low
15:30 – 17:30 16 7% High
17:30 – 20:00 5 3% Cool down

Tackle An Advanced Elliptical Workout

Should you feel ready for it, this advanced elliptical workout is sure to maximize your next 20-minutes of exercise. As the resistance levels and incline increase, do the best you can to push yourself to meet the correct intensity level, but do not strain. If you begin to feel strained, back off on the intensity of the exercise as you continue the workout.

Time
Resistance Levels
Incline
Intensity
0:00 – 2:30 3 2% Warm up
2:30 – 3:00 8 4% Moderate
3:00 – 4:00 8 4% Low
4:00 – 5:30 12 7% High
5:30 – 6:30 12 7% Low
6:30 – 8:00 15 7% Moderate
8:00 – 9:00 17 10% Low
9:00 – 12:00 19 10% High
12:00 – 13:00 19 11% Low
13:00 – 14:30 24 11% Highest Intensity
14:30 – 15:30 20 12% Low
15:30 – 17:30 22 12% High
17:30 – 20:00 3 5% Cool down

If you don’t have an elliptical or the one you currently own isn’t up to these high-intensity elliptical workouts, we encourage you to check out the NordicTrack elliptical line up. You are sure to find one to suit your fitness needs and budget.