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Cardio Shock Your Body

Easy Upper-Body Shaper

Most of us go to the gym and do the same cardio workout every time—maybe 30 minutes on the treadmill, elliptical trainer or the stationary bike. Mixing it up within one workout could be just what your body needs to get even more fat-burning and cardiovascular benefits. In addition, changing your type of workout can help prevent repetitive injuries or stress to muscles and tendons that are being overused by performing the same motion over and over.

Try this on for size:


10 minutes on the treadmill—warm up for three to five minutes and then pick it up to a moderate pace for remaining time.



10 minutes on the elliptical trainer at a higher pace than normal. (Depending on fitness level, you may need to start out at a moderate pace and work up to higher pace).


10 minutes on the stationary bike at moderate pace (or higher, depending on fitness level), then five minutes on treadmill at slow pace to cool down.


Tip:  If you normally perform more than 30 minutes of cardio, increase each segment accordingly.

And there you have it. Consider your body cardio shocked!


In order to avoid risk of injury, please seek advice directly from your physician, especially if you have existing medical issues, before beginning any exercise or nutritional program. Also, be sure to stretch after exercise to avoid muscle and joint tightness.


This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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