Post # 1
Ladies, what does your cardio routine look like? I can lift weights, do sit ups and squats all day long but when it comes to cardio I have like zero motivation. I started going to Zumba a couple of months ago and love it, but they stopped offering classes that work with my schedule. I have now signed up to take cardio dance party classes…so we will see how that goes. I have an elliptical machine at home and use it every now and then but I seriously have major ADD when it comes to a cardio routine.
Major props to the ladies who can run on the treadmill every day…call it lack of discpline if you want but I get so bored with the same old thing! Hopefully with the warm weather approaching there will be more opportunities to switch it up…my fiance and I play in softball leagues, play tennis and golf etc. I would really like to tone up before my wedding in September, but I know that won’t be possible without doing cardio. Anyways I would love to hear what your cardio routine looks like. Also, how many times a week are you doing it? Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
INSANITY! with Sean T, 6 days a week. I’ve never been too motivated with cardio (I’m much more in to weights) but it helps having the TV encourage & correct for the hour that I’m working.
Post # 4
Right now, I’m doing the Couch to 5k program (using the “5k Runner” app from the Apple app store), so I run 3 times a week – generally Mon, Wed, Fri. I try to be active on the weekends and I also work in strength training 3 times a week (separating my upper, lower and core/ab workouts).
Post # 5
I’m one of those people that finds an hour work out hard to fit into my schedule. So a few days a week i try to get an hour of Tae Bo in or Jillian Michael Burn Fat and Boost Metabolism. I also like to jog, but more so in the warm weather.
The rest of the week i do 30-45 minutes of jillian michaels dvds, yoga or pilates
Post # 6
I do boot camp once a week, which is cardio and strength training. I also run about 15-20 miles a week, which is usually 2-3 days a week. I can’t run on a treadmill, I agree it gets boring. So I hit the trails by our house.
Post # 7
I try to do this: 1 hr elliptical on Sunday, 45 minutes elliptical on Tuesdays, 15 minute steady run + 15 minute interval run on Thursdays, and if I’m really good, another 1 hour of elliptal on Saturday. The only possible way I can do all this is by watching TV at the gym when I do this. My old gym gave me their WiFi password which was great because then I could watch Netflix. I mix in strength training at least two days a week and I walk at least 1 mile a day too to and from my car for work.
Post # 8
I do a lot of Just Dance… don’t laugh, but I can do it for like 2 hours & not realize that much time has passed.
I also own all the good Zumba DVD’s. I am an admitted dancer, I won’t do much else.
Post # 9
Running! I used to do elliptical too, but it really doesn’t do much for me. I feel like you get a better workout running or even walking on an incline, it’s more tiring than it sounds!
Post # 10
Another vote for C25K for getting you into a running routine, that’s what helped me become a runner. I try to run 3-4 times a week and do strength training 2-3 times a week.
Something that helps inspire me to do cardio is to start watching a highly-addicting TV show, and only let myself watch it while on a machine. I recommend Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Walking Dead!
Post # 11
I work with a personal trainer and 2-3 times a week he has me use the weighted punching bag to do kicks and punches. We do all different kinds – jump kicks, squat and kick, side kicks, kick then punch, etc. It is fun and definitely more entertaining than any cardio machine you can use. And, he said it burns TONS more calories than any of the machines. SCORE!
Post # 12
For the days I am not at the gym, I use my treadmill. My trainer said that long distance jogging will build muscle in your calves. For me, that is a big no no because I alreaady have muscular calves. What he said to do is walk as fast as I can with NO incline (incline builds muscle) for 30-45 minutes. I usually walk at a 4.2 pace. And he said sprints help as well, and you don’t have to do it as long as you would the other cardio machines. He told me to use the treadmill to find the fastest I can run (which I found out is a speed of 9) and do that for about 20 seconds, then slow it down for 30, then sprint for 20, slow it down for 30…etc.
Hope that helps!
Post # 13
Spin class – 4-5 times a week! I could never run on a treadmill or elliptical for more than 20 minutes without getting bored. For a while I was also doing kick boxing, it was a great way to build muscle while getting in my cardio.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
Interval running 20 min per week, 20 min fast run once week, 60 min spin/RPM class a week, 60 min Body Combat a week plus athletes training and weight for 30-60 min a week with my PT. I hate cardio too but its got to be done unfortunately…
Post # 15
I love running! But I know what you mean about running on a treadmill..super boring. I usually try to do most of my running outside on the trails by my house but during the winter I like to do Zumba classes and I also do a cardio dance bootcamp that is 2 hours once a week.
Post # 16
Depends on the day. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday I go to my tae kwon do class ( I will be a second degree in a few months). Then if I am feeling really chubby one week I do interval runs Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. But usually its just Wednesday and Saturday. I walk for 5 minutes run for 10 walk for 2 run for 8 walk for 2. All the way down to 1 minute