I hope everyone had a great Sunday! I just wanted to share my go-to cardio workout that I always do either at the beginning or end of my workouts. It’s very simple but definitely gets my heart rate going.
- 1.) Using the inclined elliptical, I set the resistance at 10 and the incline at 12. After 15 minutes, move the resistance to 12 and the incline to 5 for the remaining 15 minutes. This allows you to work different muscles and it changes up the pace which in the end burns more calories. The total 30 minutes is a little over 2.5 miles and burns around 350 calories.
- 2.) Treadmill sprints! I always try and get my sprints in the day after leg day. This allows your body to break down the lactic acid in your muscles so you won’t be as sore. I try and run a half a mile in under 3 minutes and 30 seconds. For me it is about an 8-8.5 speed. Then I finish out the mile walking at a 15% incline at a 4.5 speed.
- Don’t forget that cardio should only be in addition to weight lifting and floor work! That is how you will see your best results 🙂