(Closed) Cardio Ideas

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I get bored when doing cardio so i just try and switch up machines. 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 on the eliptical, 10 on the bike and 10 on the stair climber – makes it go by quicker.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

C25k isn’t a bad idea either even though it def involves the treadmill haha. i like that it keeps you engaged so you aren’t thinking “oh god i have another 20 mintues of this crap” – it goes by pretty quickly.

Post # 5
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Interval training on whatever machine you want.  You get done faster and don’t have to sit at the same level for 45 minutes or something.  You should also look into classes like Zumba or Spinning for cardio.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I too am no cardio person and most of my exercise comes from lifting heavy weights.  But I often feel like that in itself can be a cardio workout!  I push myself by timing my rest periods and I also wear a heart rate monitor so I can tell that I’m really exerting myself when my heart rate gets way up there.  But I do one Zumba class each week for some extra cardio.  I just love it.  Some people love spin or other types of classes.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@blueskies7:  What about classes at the gym? I would suggest alternating machines too!  I get tired of the treadmill sometimes too, but I started doing interval runs and for some reason to me it makes it a lot more fun…

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Swimming, spinning, zumba (or really any intense dancing), outdoor cycling, running.

Running doesn’t have to be on a treadmill either, but if you do decide to use a treadmill, try doing a hill workout or running hard for one minute and walking briskly for one minute and alternate between the two.  This kind of interval training also really revs up your metabolism & might be more effective than a comfortable jog for the same amount of time.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Try and find a good cardio class. The are fun and the time goes by fast. I enjoy Zumba and I also take a 2 hour class every Thursday which is just strictly dancing mixed with aerobics! Soo Fun and much more exciting then a boring tread mill! (even though I still use it)

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Spin class! Also, I HATE the treadmill, but I love running (now… it sucked at first), so don’t give up on running because of the dreadmill.

Since your goal is only a few pounds and you like being tone, a power yoga or pilates class could work wonders too. I’m obsessed with a group fitness class based on yoga, pilates, and tai chi called Bodyflow and it’s a bit cardio, but mostly flexibility, balance, and strength, and the choreography makes it amazing. It’s an internationally-offered program (like Zumba), so you could look into something like that too.

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