1. Pick a Cardio Activity That You Enjoy!
It’s quite simple, cardio can be done in various ways so make it something that you don’t hate doing. There are many choices to pick from such as walking outside, treadmill, an elliptical machine, jump rope, stair stepper, recumbent bike or even an aerobics video. There are tons of options just find something you enjoy.
2. Setting the Tempo!
Pick some good music or an encouraging workout buddy that will help motivate you. Get your music right and good company and you will forget about the time or the task at hand.
3. Cardio Workout Timing!
Get the most out of your cardio. Either perform cardio on an empty stomach (fasted) in the morning before you’ve eaten so your body burns the energy from stored body fat rather than using the energy from nutrients consumed or right after the weight lifting workout.
4. Grind Time!
Do your cardio for a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 45 minutes. You don’t have to kill yourself when doing cardio. Not saying that you should not go hard but be smart and efficient with your efforts.
“Live to fight another day!” With decent nutrition you will see progress from 3 or 4 sessions of 20-30 minutes a week.
5. Putting in the Work!
Perform your cardio workout at a comfortable but challenging pace.
At first, you may want to your cardio of choice at a pace that allows your body to comfortably continue for the amount of time required (20-45 minutes). Once your body adjusts to that, you can start to step it up a notch and push yourself to a more challenging pace.
6. Don’t be afraid to change it up!
Doing the same thing all the time not only will get you bored but also your body stops responding as it gets use to the workout! Your body will transform better when you change up your methods of cardio. Once you are more advanced, make sure that you have 3 cardio activities that you like so that you cycle them on almost a daily basis. In addition, feel free to do some days of 20 minutes at a very challenging pace and other days of 45 minutes at a more moderate level.
Switch it up and have fun with it! Before you know it, you’ll find yourself making strides towards your goals and working even harder to achieve new goals if that is your desire !
Try these tips and CRUSH YOUR NEXT CARDIO SESSION!