I’ve never been big on cardio.
Use to the only time I did cardio was when I played full court basketball. Guess I need to chase a bouncing ball with nine other dudes for an hour to feel like I was actually doing something good for myself.
So, much like you, I have to rely on the old style of cardio (treadmill, elliptical, etc.) for my workouts to burn extra calories.
Fortunately, over years I’ve discovered secret ways to not only burn a ton of fat both during and after each workout, but to take out any boredom while doing the workout.
Try these three fat incinerating workouts…
Climbing the Ladder Cardio – Do this from the start. Raise the resistance/speed every two to three minutes until you raise the intensity five times (10-15 minutes is one round) and then take it back down to the start and go again until you finish two to three rounds worth. The toughest point should be those last two to three minutes before going back down to the starting point. Best thing about this style is the warm up is built in and you can do it on any cardio machine.
The Lazy Man’s (or Woman’s) Cardio – This is by far my favorite style of cardio workout to do on a treadmill (or outside). After a short warm up, crank the treadmill up to the speed and incline you feel is going to really challenge you just short of flying off the back and get ready to sprint your @$$ off! Jump on using the aid of the handle bar and run for 15 to 30 seconds (your choice) and then jump back off to straddling the belt. Then just stand and rest (the lazy part) for the same amount of time you just ran. Here you get to have absolute rest before hopping back on and running again.
Blended Cardio – Sometimes you just feel like doing both strength training and cardio at the same time. Here’s how…after a brief warm up, do 1-2 minutes of intense cardio, get off the machine, and perform an exercise (push ups, squats, crunches, etc.) for reps or time and then jump back on. Keep switching back and forth changing exercises each time until you finish your workout.
Bam! Three cool ways to fire up your metabolism to burn more fat and get better results.