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#11 Kryztan

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    Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:41 PM

    Originally Posted by Ellipse22
    Thanks! It has a heart rate tracker...I have no idea what is the best rate though. I got up to 104 beats...is that good ?!?!

    45 minutes per day I guess i'll get there but 10 minutes was enough to kill me. When was able to do squats & lunges I could get up to 60 per day or 60 per leg with the lunges..that was it.

    I'm in big trouble!
    Your not in trouble, that is great....you will build up to that time. I did metabolic testing and found that for me when my heart rate is between 151 and 161 I burn the most stored fat. I burn 10 calories per minute, and 7.8 of those ten are stored fat cals!!!! My graph showed that I am above average. Taking a guess I would bet that 131 to 141 would be your target heart rate. A small amount lower than that is what is average.

    #12 Kryztan

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      Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:43 PM

      Oh and lunges....if your doing 60 up your weight and do less reps. It is more effective for toning and weight loss:)

      #13 tvt

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        Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:50 PM

        you can get a heart rate monitor with a watch at target for 60ish bucks. it's pretty cool actually.

        i found my target heart rate a long time ago, but cannot remember what it is. anyone know where to find out?

        i just found this online
        Tool: Target heart rate calculator - MayoClinic.com

        #14 aimee!

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          Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:31 AM

          we recently bought one too... our motivation is abc.com
          you can watch LOST, which is the perfect amount of time for a great warm up, workout, and cooldown. about 42 min total. the only disadvantage is that about 3 times you have to get off the machine and click the "continue" button with your computer mouse. a very easy way to solve this problem is to move your elliptical out of your computer room & in front of your TV! and who knows.... it may already be there. if not- you can also try netflix. online movies are included with most plans, and they involve no clicking, etc! best of luck!
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          #15 Ellipse22

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            Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:41 AM

            Thanks for the info!

            Apparently my target is 113 to 161 beats...yikes I have some work to do!

            I'm excited though..I need to lose a bit more and feel better about myself!

            Thanks again ladies you rock!

            #16 Sandra E.

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              Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:51 AM

              I'm jealous, I love those!! :)

              I want one.

              #17 Ellipse22

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                Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:33 PM

                Originally Posted by Sandra E.
                I'm jealous, I love those!! :)

                I want one.
                You can come over anytime and use mine! You live a bit away but I'm sure we can work something out

                #18 MissyR

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                  Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:38 PM

                  A really great way to know if you are working hard enough is to figure out your max heart rate. The formula is always "220 - age". For me at 30, that means that if I am working at 100% my heart rate should be 190. Anywhere between 60-70% of your max heartrate is great for fat burning. For me, I aim for 130 which is about 65 percent when I am trying to burn fat.

                  #19 KLC77

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                    Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:10 PM

                    The formula that Missy posted for your target heart rate is the one trainers use in the gym to help clients figure it out (i used to be one a few years ago lol) so I'd go with that too. Interval training is the way to go, but build up since 10 minutes is where you're starting off. You should try to build up to doing a 5 minute warm-up (somewhat easy) then do intervals at one minute hard (you can't hold a full conversation) 2 minutes moderate (you can talk, but need to pause for breath) alternate for about 25 minutes, then cool-down 5 minutes. Good luck! The elliptical kicks major butt! lol

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                    #20 Tracy

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                      Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:47 PM

                      I stay on for 30 mins...but my trainer said really it needs to be 45-60 minutes...ARGH, who has 60 minutes to spend on there? I do the weight loss program, which is 4 minutes low intensity and 4 minutes medium intensity...it seems to work for me.

                      QUESTION - what kind of elipticals does everyone have? I've been looking to get one, but they are a big investment, so i want to be sure I'm getting one that is going to last, and not feel like it's going to fall apart when I step on it.

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