(Closed) What does your cardio routine look like?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tae Bo. 

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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

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