Make the Most of Your Elliptical Workout - Elliptical trainers are a gym favorite. Not only is this cardio machine joint friendly, it's incredibly versatile. You can go forward and backward, work your arms and legs, or focus on your core -- all while getting your heart rate up. Here are some tips to help you maximize your minutes on the elliptical machine.
Backside Boost: Works: Butt, Lower Back, Abs, Hips Start in push-up position with shins on top of ball. Lift left leg (as shown), hold for 1 count, then return to plank. Repeat on opposite side for 1 rep. Do 12 reps. Source: Larsen & Talbert