Elliptical trainer

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    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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    13 minutes on prog 2 today, seemed a bit easier thn yesterday. Distance 2.2, calories 74.4.
     
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    Yeah it is tough, I do about 12 mins on three usually so thats similar at least!
     
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    It certainly is tough! Did you build up to the 12 minutes or try it straight away? Has it helped your losses?

    It's definitely getting easier each day, but it's sooo hard. Hope it's doing some good.

    Day 3: Prog. 2, 14 mins, distance, 2.4, calories 80.1.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah keeping it over 10kph is good! Unless if course youre doing it on a much higher setting! Well done! Keep up the good work!
     
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    omg I can only do a minute on this killer machine!!
     
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    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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    Day 5:v20 minutes, distance 3.5, cal, 114.4, prog. 2.

    OMG exhausted!! But so pleased to get up to 20 minutes.

    Ellie, try to keep going till you'll feel like you're going to die, as Jillian Michaels says :D.
     
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    Day 6, time 21 mins, distance, 3.6, cal., 120.7, prog. 2.

    Wooahh. Still shaking from that one!
     
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    Well done! Keep up the good work! :)
     
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    Day 7, 22 minutes, distance 3.8, calories 124.8, prog. 2.

    Very pleased with how I've progressed in a week, though it felt like very hard work today!
     
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    Day 8, 23 minutes, distance 4.0, calories, 133.8.

    I don't think I have ever been this sweaty :D
     
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    Day 9, 23 minutes, distance 4.0, calories, 133.9.
     
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    Day 10, prog. 2, 23 minutes.

    And I forgot to write down the other stuff! It was about the same as yesterday though.
     
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    Didn't get a chance to update yesterday:

    Day 11, prog. 2, 23 minutes.
     
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    Day 12 - rest day.

    Day 13, prog. 2, 23 minutes, calories 119.7, distance 3.8.
     
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    Day 14 - unplanned rest day, just ended up with no time!

    Day 15, prog. 2, 25 minutes, calories 131.9, distance 4.1.
     
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