Ultimate 20 Minute Elliptical Workout

Ultimate 20 Minute Elliptical Workout



Ellipticals are great for those looking to achieve an intense, low impact, calorie burning, cardio workout. With the ability to add resistance and involved your upper body while using the full range of motion handlebars, you can create a unique workout experience that can help you move towards your health and fitness goals. Ellipticals also don’t take much time to get used to. This can cause workouts to become stale. We created this workout to help you focus on increasing your speed, resistance, and maximum effort during this complete 20-minute workout to help break up your normal everyday cardio workouts. Follow along with Sunny trainer, Matt, as he guides your through each workout block. If you are looking for an extended version of this workout, just repeat your favorite blocks to add an additional 5 minutes to your workout length.

Workout Details

Warm: 2 mins

Get comfortable on your machine while using a moderate resistance (25% of your machines resistance) at a quick pace to increase your blood flow and prime your body for the rest of the workout.

Workout Blocks: 15 mins

Speed Block: 25% resistance

  • 2 minutes @ 6-7 RPE
  • 2 minutes @ 8-10 RPE + speed
  • 1-minute recover @ 1-2 RPE

Resistance Block: 75% resistance

  • 2 minutes @ 6-7 RPE 
  • 2 minutes @ 8-10 RPE
  • 1-minute recover @ 1-2 RPE

Max Effort Block: 50% + resistance at a faster pace

  • 2 minutes @ 6-7 RPE 
  • 2 minutes @ MAX RPE
  • 1-minute recover @ 1-2 RPE

*repeat blocks if a longer workout is desired*

Cool Down: 3 mins

@ 1-2 RPE

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