Try the interval program on the elliptical trainer. For 5 months I used the elliptical regularly in the 1 to 3 resistance level. I didn't think I could do more. Then I tried the interval program. I not only could I do it, but I burned far more calories than in the weight loss mode.
The interval program I use goes from level 3 to level 7 resistance. I use a stride of 26.
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I like to use intervals in a couple of different ways - when I'm on the treadmill I do a slow run & a fast run at 30-60-90 sec intervals. Then I do "intervals" around the house by setting my timer for 15 min - I'll work on a project, cleaning, or on the computer for 15 min. then alternate onto something else. This keeps me from sitting too long & also from feeling overwhelmed by any one thing.
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