HIIT or incline on elliptical?

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  1. ohgod123

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    So I have been running on the elliptical after my workouts...and the gym at my school doesn't have an 'interval' setting on the elliptical. I set the machine at manual and at the '1' speed out of 25. What I usually do is:
    1. warm up at about 4-5 speed for 2 minutes.
    2. sprint at 12 speed for 1 minute.
    3. walk at 4-5 speed for 1 minute.
    4. repeat steps 2 and 3 until I reach 20 minutes.

    The machine usually says I burn around 250-275 calories...whereas I see other people burning the same amount just by doing incline and 6.5 speed. Is it worth it to just switch to incline at a moderate speed or continue to do HIIT?
     
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    with hiit you burn your cals when you are done. epoc
     
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    run on track or on grass. elliptical sucks
     
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    truth.
     
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