Some enjoy weightlifting while others only enjoy cardio. Regardless of who you are, both have a place in your fitness routine for an
effective transformation. Cardio can be especially challenging during Covid-19 as most of us are at home. Things are getting warmer outside slowly and there will be less reason to avoid cardiovascular training. No matter what your situation may look like, these 5 cardio tips will allow you to have fun and make the most out of it.
1. Make A Music Playlist
If you want to set the right tone from the very beginning, pick out your most bumping and motivating selection of music and make a playlist out of it. You can ensure the playlist is as long as your workout is intended to be. Good music just makes you want to dance, makes you feel good and ready for any challenge.
2. Add It Into Your Resistance Exercise Routines
If you love lifting weights more than cardio, then this one is for you. You can easily add in sets of cardio in between your lifting routine to get it done. This also makes it less boring as there is a variety of different exercises going on. It's easier to accomplish difficult tasks if you sprinkle it into your favourite routine.
3. Take an Online or Outdoor Group Class
Due to Covid-19, we have no choice but to be careful, so either online or outdoor group class is okay. Please check with your Region to see what type of gathering is permitted. We encourage groups as it creates a sense of culture and belonging. Getting into routine with a group of like-minded individuals can be very motivating and a great way to be consistent with cardio. It creates healthy competition and each member pulls the other one up.
4. Choose Cardio Activity that you Like and Change it Up
If you want to enjoy cardio, you have to choose the cardio that most appeals to you. For example, if you enjoy basketball, It is better and more enjoyable to have a cardio workout using basketball. If you enjoy martial arts, do kick-boxing cardio. Each week, change the difficulty, the movement, or the entire sport or activity so that you never get bored and are constantly challenged.
5. Start Gradual, Decide on Length of Session
Start your cardio workout with light intensity or warm up. You don't want to burn out or get hurt early in the workout. It is for safety and for self-confidence as you get to control your own pace. You only need 20 to 30 minutes of Steady State Cardio, 3 times per week to burn fat and improve on your heart health. Unless you are training for a marathon, there is no benefits to excess cardio, in fact, it can deplete muscles, increase stress hormones that slow down the fat burning process. Seek to keep it short and not collapse by the end of the session. As you graduate to higher intensity training, the duration of the exercise is cut down even more.
Follow these tips and apply it to your Cardio routine today. Everything is a process, so make sure to enjoy it as you train hard!
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