HIIT on Elliptical?

  1. HIIT on Elliptical?


    Ok so i want to start doing HIIT and was wondering i have an elliptical whats the best thing to do on it? i was thinking start off 10-15 min but like go something like this?

    1min- 7 Crossramp 4 Resitance
    2min- 7 crossramp 4 resitance
    3min- 14 Crossramp 10 Resitance
    4min- 6 Crossramp 4 resitance
    5min-6 cross 4 Res
    6min- 14 Cross 10 res
    7min- 6 cross 4 res
    8min-6 cross 4 res
    9min-15cross 8 res
    10min-4 cross 12 res

    3-5 min cool down

    this is first time doing it on elliptical so just wondering what best way to do it i need some feedback.


  2. I suggest:
    Warmup
    5-10 Sprints , jack up the resistance while sprinting for 20-30s, then recover at a lower resistance for 30-60s.
    Cooldown

    As you progress, you increase the resistance, and decrease the rest intervals. I usually suggest about 6-7 intervals to start, and work your way up to 10 (Or even 12 after a long time)

  3. Agreed...30 seconds will wipe you out by the 4th of 5th cycle and give you the results you are looking for.
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  4. thanks so much guys i just tried it and wow i must say wow that is some hard **** I did 5 min warmup then 30 secs on 14 cross and 12 resistance then 1 minute or so off did that about 6 times best cardio of my life im already sore. I almost died down there mom was conerned i was grunting so much : P man thats a great workout.

  5. I just wanted to stop by and agree whole heatedly. I do 30 s sprints and 90 seconds slow for 15 -30 mins depending on the day. Hard as f---, great workout.

  6. At the gym back home (not the school gym), the elliptical are by far the easiest to instigate HIIT.

    I got
    5 min warm up
    30-45 seconds on 20 resistance
    1:00-1:30 sec rest
    cool down

    After 10-15 of these I am absolutely wiped.

    I love ellipticals because the time to adjust intensity is so minimal if nothing at all and comparable to the best option, sprints/jump roping/etc. Also the ease on the joints is much appreciated.

    Be sure you warm up though and not from 0-100 % in matter of minutes from starting.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    At the gym back home (not the school gym), the elliptical are by far the easiest to instigate HIIT.

    I got
    5 min warm up
    30-45 seconds on 20 resistance
    1:00-1:30 sec rest
    cool down

    After 10-15 of these I am absolutely wiped.

    I love ellipticals because the time to adjust intensity is so minimal if nothing at all and comparable to the best option, sprints/jump roping/etc. Also the ease on the joints is much appreciated.

    Be sure you warm up though and not from 0-100 % in matter of minutes from starting.
    i've been reading a lot about HIIT recently. i think i'll give this option a try for my first experience.
  

  
 

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