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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Glute Kicker

The ellipticals in my building have this great setting called Glute Kicker. Sorry if most ellips have this--don't want this post to be a yawnfest--but I have never seen it before so I thought I'd share.

So anyways, when you hit glute kicker a little thing on the side lights up a few of the following settings:

Fast
Reverse
Squat
Lean back

For one minute you do the specified combo and then you get a minute off.

It really does make kick your ass! At first I felt a little silly squating on the elliptical in front of everyone, but I got over myself once I realized that the burn had to mean results were sure to follow.

If you want to try it yourself, just make a little schedule and alternate a minute regular ellip jog with a minute of lower body pain.

Such as:

1 minute squat
1 minute normal
1 minute fast reverse
1 minute normal
1 minute squat, lean back
1 minute normal
1 minute fast reverse squat
1 minute normal
1 minute fast lean back
1 minute normal
1 minute squat
1 minute normal
1 minute lean back reverse
1 minute normal
1 minute fast squat
etc.

I really like this because you work your lower body and get cardio in at the same time. You can really kill yourself by sprinting the normal intervals, but be warned squating for a minute is a LONG time!

All right, off to the gym. Good night!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

hi lady!

I was the fashion lover who was in NYC for an internship... I had e-mailed you to ask you about fitness in the city ( I ended up walking so much their was no need to do anything else ;) ).

anyways. I JUST started a blog & I would love for you to check it out.

keep on rocking girl. Your work-out schedule is very inspirational.

thanks.

L.xx.

http://www.leeselooks.blogspot.com

chandra said...

I always get weird looks when I pedal backwards and squat down on the elliptical!! I didn't know some of them had a mode for this though, that rocks!

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