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Workout Wednesday Elliptical Excellence Workout

Posted Apr 27 2011 12:12am

Hello there, and a very happy Workout Wednesday to you. I am so glad that you all think that I have succeeded in convincing my mom that peanut butter + chocolate = absolute scrumptiousness . She is going to try the Whipped Chocolate Chia Banana Oatmeal with Peanut Butter recipe and report back. If that recipe doesn’t do the trick I may have to create more peanut butter-chocolate dishes. Oh darn!

Tuesday morning I had planned to go for a run. Unfortunately, just as I was about to head out, the rain started yet again. Therefore, I headed to the gym for an elliptical workout but kept it light as I am starting to taper my workouts in preparation for my half marathon on Sunday . I am looking forward to the race but was not excited to see this weather forecast…

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Sigh… If it does rain I will wear a lightweight rain jacket because I don’t want to be cold and wet for two hours. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll have a great time regardless!

For Tuesday’s lunch and dinner I enjoyed the same meal I had Monday night: Garlic naan, Spicy West African Peanut and Sweet Potato Soup , crisp romaine lettuce, and peppery flat-leaf parsley. Yes, it is ridiculously repetitious to have the same meal three times in 24 hours, but the spicy peanut soup – naan combo is so delicious it is worth repeating!

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Okay, I need to talk about something. Nick and I have been working pretty hard lately. Now, I’m not one to point fingers but somebody hasn’t really been pulling his weight around here…

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Well while Mosely was having his beauty sleep, I have been busy designing a fantastic workout for you…

Workout Wednesday Elliptical Excellence Workout

Most of us do an elliptical workout at least once a week. Unfortunately, it can be easy to forget to engage your arms and core when using the elliptical machine and let your legs do all of the work. Therefore, I created the ‘Elliptical Excellence Workout’ to target and challenge each muscle group in your body.

As with last week’s HIIT workout , the ‘Elliptical Excellence Workout’ uses the RPE scale to determine the level of resistance and/or speed you should use for each segment of the workout.

Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale

RPE

Follow the notes in the workout below to engage each of your muscle groups in turn. Both of the cross training sections are followed by three 30 second, high intensity intervals that will get your heart pumping and your metabolism humming.

Elliptical Excellence Workout

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Feel free to add additional warm up and cool down time and don’t forget to grab a towel and a bottle of water. If at any time you feel the need to slow down, take a break, or stop please do so. Your health and safety are most important. If you have any questions, please let me know!

I hope that you have an awesome Wednesday!

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