Khloe Kardashian is no quitter! She's committed to her workouts in a major way, sharing how many calories her elliptical says she's burned every time she completes her cardio. In a series of Instagram pics, she's revealed workouts that have burned upwards of 724 calories in one fell "warrior" swoop. Most recently, she posted one of a workout in which she got up to 543 in little more than a half hour. She wrote, "I only had 35 mins to be in the gym but I hustled. Weerrrrkkk."
Awesome! But, wait. What exactly is Khloe doing on the elliptical to get up to that crazy number of calories supposedly burned??
All these Instagram posts later, we're still applauding her for the bright red number of calories she's snapping. But -- not to be a total Debbie Downer, cuz I heart Khloe -- in reality, a.) any trainer'll tell ya those machines are never fully accurate, and b.) it's kind of boring and pointless to follow pics of an elliptical screen, amirite? How 'bout something useful? Like actual elliptical workouts people can try to get equally awesome results?
Because I don't care if you're a reality star whose momager is Kris Jenner or not, but no one is ever going to get anywhere being a stereotypical "Cardio Queen" who whiles away miles and minutes at the same pace and resistance on an elliptical day after day!
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A few 30-minute elliptical workouts Khloe might be doing and which also come highly recommended by yours truly via my pro, certified trainer:
- Do a 5-minute warm-up at whatever resistance you want, then alternate a moderate resistance (say, level 5) with a more challenging one (level 11) every minute for 20 minutes. Do a 5-minute cool-down at a lower resistance.
- Do a 5-minute warm-up at a comfortable resistance, then go to a challenging one you can maintain a moderate speed at for 20-30 minutes, then go back down to comfortable for 5-minute cool-down.
- Do a 5-minute warm-up at a comfortable resistance, then bump it waaaay up to a very challenging resistance (I like 15). Don't worry about speed; just keep up a steady pace. Every minute, bring it down one level. Do a 5-minute cool-down.
- Do a 5-minute warm-up. From minutes 5 through 7, pick up your speed gradually from minute to minute. During your 8th minute, decrease. Then back up again for 9 through 10; 11 through 12, decrease; 13 through 15, increase; 16 decrease; 17-18 increase; 19-20 decrease; 21-23 increase; 24-25 decrease; 5-minute cool-down.
What kind of cardio do you do?
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