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Fitness

Our Best Cardio Workouts

Burn calories and blast fat fast with the best cardio workouts on the treadmill, elliptical, or bike -- or using no equipment at all!
Cross-Train Cardio Challenge

Switching between different cardio machines during your workout can burn extra calories and challenge your muscles more than trudging along on the same piece of equipment the whole time. Try this cross-training routine from Todd Durkin, owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, California.

Bike

   

Minutes                

RPE*       Level
0:00-5:00  3          1-3
5:00-7:00  7 5-7
7:00-8:00  8 6-8
8:00-9:00  9 7-9
9:00-10:00  10 9-10
     

Elliptical

   

Minutes                

RPE*       Level
10:00-11:00  3 3-4
11:00-13:00  6 7-9
13:00-15:00  8 9-12
15:00-18:00  9 12+
18:00-20:00  8          9-12
     

Treadmill

   

Minutes                

RPE*       Level
20:00-24:00  3 3.5-4.2
24:00-25:00  7 5.2-6.5
25:00-27:00  3 3.5-4.2
27:00-28:00  8 5.5-7.0

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