Cardio Shock Your Body

cardio shock your body health article

Many people go to the gym and perform 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 the remaining time.

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

10 minutes on the stationary bike at a moderate pace (or higher, depending on fitness level), then five minutes on the treadmill at a 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

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