brought to you by Steve Pfiester, FitStudio and Sears Fitness
FIFTEEN MINUTE SOLUTION
You’re too busy to put aside an hour to exercise, but you know you have 15 minutes. We dare you to try this intense, elliptical workout, created by FitStudio.com advisory board member and BCx Boot Camp co-creator, Steve Pfiester.
Equipment: Elliptical Machine. Check out the Sole E35 Elliptical, which features a ramp that adjusts from 0-30 degrees, built in pulse sensors that track your heart rate, and customizable foot pedals.
The goal: This routine is based on maintaining a high cardio interval with little recovery. You’ll build cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Your quads, glutes, and hamstring will burn like crazy. Focus on pulling and pushing the handles to get the best arm workout possible.
Your pace: Aim for 65-70 revolutions per minute (RPM). Can’t keep up? Decrease the resistance until you can stay on pace.
Your heart rate: You should land at around 65% of your maximum heart rate (find this number by subtracting your age from 220) during intervals using lower resistance. By the time you hit level 19, you should be huffing and puffing at 85% of your maximum.
Be sure to post your feedback below the workout on how that workout did for YOU!