Making cardio fun, most people neglect their cardio session in the effort to avoid the boring hamster effect. You know, round and round and getting nowhere fast. Try mixing up your cardio remember the treadmill , elliptical, recumbent and stationary bike are all interchangeable, or add in a exercise class every now and then.
High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT
- Increased fat burning
- Increased cardio capacity
- Increased metabolism (24-48 hrs)
How to: warm up for 2-3 minutes then go all out for 1 min, recover for 1 minute, repeat for 12-20 mins , two to three times per week but not on weight training days. On weight training days do a maximum of 10-15 minutes low intensity cardio before and after weight training as a warmup and cool down.