Making Cardio Fun!

With the new year right around the corner, many of us are anxious to get back to our regular schedule and start battling

some of the winter weight. The thought of stepping onto a treadmill or stairmaster probably isn’t at the top of your fun list of things to do in the new year. We asked Titan athlete Molly Wichman to give us some cardio that would break up the monotony and make the time generously fly by. Here is what she offered to help us/you out. 

I find many clients say cardio is “hard,” “boring,” and “not fun.”  So, we can make it exciting and fun!  Cardiovascular training aka cardio is great for improving heart health, boosting metabolism and burning body fat.  So let’s make this healthy training FUN! 

Many people ask “What is the best type of cardio?”  Answer is…cardio that you like to do.  I would rather see someone enjoy 20 minutes on a Precor AMT Trainer than dread 20 minutes on the StepMill.

I like to do intervals to make the time go faster.  Check out this 20 minute cardio training workout.  Remember to move fast and use a stopwatch to keep accurate time.

Try this:

 

2 minutes at 70% intensity on your favorite cardio machine
1 minute incline pushups

2 minutes at 70% intensity on your favorite cardio machine
1 minute bodyweight squats

2 minutes at 70% intensity on your favorite cardio machine
1 minute sit-ups

2 minutes at 70% intensity on your favorite cardio machine
1 minute frog jumps

2 minutes at 70% intensity on your favorite cardio machine
1 minute squat jumps

2 minutes at 70% intensity on your favorite cardio machine
1 minute air punches

2 minutes at 70% intensity on your favorite cardio machine

Remember to take each workout at your own intensity. 

Have questions, contact me at mwichman11@gmail.com

Happy training!