Short on Time? 4 Ways to Get the Most from Your Cardio Workout
Cardio is often looked at as the boring workout to do. Even those who want to lose weight and avoid the weight room trudge up to the treadmill each workout, ready to be bored for up to one hour. Cardio doesn’t have to be this boring chore. Let’s take a look at the top 4 easiest ways to get the most from your cardio workout.
- Change it Up
Are you one of those people that walk over to the same treadmill for each workout? The easiest thing you can do to improve the results you get from your cardiovascular workout is to change up the type of cardio you are doing. Far too often, people stick with the same form of cardio. Your body quickly adjusts and plateaus soon after. Here are a few ideas of new types of cardio to try:
- Spin bike
- Kickboxing Classes
- Get Outdoors
Are you constantly performing all of your workouts in a stuffy gym while the sun is shining outside? It’s time to break out of the cookie cutter cardio workouts and let yourself experience the great outdoors for a workout. The great thing about outdoor cardio is that it never feels like a workout. What’s more, you’re soaking in sunrays that help you create Vitamin D. Your mood will be better and you’ll be breathing in fresh air as opposed to the re-circulated air from the gym. Here are a few great ideas for outdoors cardio:
- Cave spelunking
- Playing Pokemon Go
- Turn up the Intensity
When it comes to real results, science has shown time and time again that high intensity workouts give you the most bang for your buck. Long duration, low intensity workouts just can’t compete with a quick, high intensity workout. A multitude of studies have demonstrated the superiority of these workouts, commonly known as H.I.I.T. High intensity workouts save you time, often only taking about 15 minutes to complete. The way to build your own H.I.I.T. workout involves taking several bodyweight-based exercises. You perform the prescribed repetitions as quickly as possible with good form. You take no breaks until you complete the entire list. Rest up for a few minutes and then start again. Here’s a great sample workout that you can start using right now:
- Jumping Lunges: 15
- Spiderman Push-ups: 10
- Jump Squats: 15
- Wide Grip Pull-ups: 10
- Pike Presses: 15
- Mountain Climbers: 30
- Plank: 60 seconds
- Wear a Sauna Suit
We’ve saved the most effective technique for last and it also happens to be one of the easiest things that you can do. Imagine being able to boost your cardio workouts simply by wearing a piece of clothing.
When you wear the Kutting Weight sauna suit, you are taking hold of the scientifically proven benefits of improved weight loss and cardiovascular health. Studies performed by Dr. Lance Dalleck have shown that subjects wearing the Kutting Weight neoprene sauna suit experienced an increase in calorie burning by up to 13%. More importantly, the amount of calories they continued to burn AFTER their workout increased up to 22%. The best result of those wearing the sauna suit is that they saw a 40% greater overall weight loss. Finally, subjects wearing the Kutting Weight sauna suit saw a boost in their endurance levels by up to 67%!
Imagine being able to unlock all of these benefits simply by wearing a sauna suit during your usual cardio workouts.
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Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Acute Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.
Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Chronic Health and Performance Benefits of Exercise with
the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.