HIIT on Elliptical?

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    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.

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

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    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.
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    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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