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Elliptical trainer

I hurt my knee a few weeks ago and haven't been able to do my Wii boxing :sigh:. I've now hired an elliptical trainer (cross trainer) for a month while my knee gets better. I've just had my first go and OMG. I am still shaking. I've only done 12 minutes and it was such hard work! Has anyone used one before? How long is 'normal'? I think 12 minutes may be my maximum for a while.

I'm going to try and record my progress here, so today:

12 minutes, calories 68.8, distance 2.1. Programme 2.
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Yeah it is tough, I do about 12 mins on three usually so thats similar at least!
Well, both times I had just done 15-20 mins on the treadmill and then jumped on the cross trainer, first day I did 12 mins and it felt hard but I was ok with it. I think I did 3 for the majority but hit it up to 7 for a couple of minutes so it was kind of like intervals. Second day of that I just did 12 mins on 3 because I was so knackered and achy.
Elliptical trainer gets easier the more you go on it! When I gym regularly I can do an hour on level 10-14 but that's after months of building it up! Its a great calorie burner! Especially if you alternate each day between going fast at a lower level and slow at a higher level!
Day 4: Prog, 2, Time: 16 minutes, distance: 2.8; calories, 93.6.

I'm pretty certain the calorie count is way too low, because it won't let me enter my weight to change the calorie count.

The programme I'm using is a rolling one between 6 and 8. I've decided to concentrate on increasing the time before I try and increase resistance or speed! I'm impressed with both of you, being able to do and hour or being able to do it after the treadmill is very good!

What sort of speeds do you aim for? I'm currently going around 10.5 kph.
omg I can only do a minute on this killer machine!!
If you build it up slowly it becomes alot easier! Then if you don't use it for a while again it becomes hard again, as I'm finding out lol

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