Being bored is not fun and it`s even worse when you know that you have
another thirty minutes left on the treadmill. The
minutes seem to go by like seconds and you hit the stop
button because you simply cannot go on any longer. So
what happened? Why does the cardio have to be so boring?
This article is going to give you alternatives to the
good ole treadmill and hopefully give you enough
inspiration to finish your workout.
The first alternative to simple cardio is by the use of
workout videos. Workout videos are perfect for those who
don't have a gym membership and are acceptable because
of their workout in your own living room. Workout videos
are also perfect for motivation because the instructor
pushes you all the way to completion. Another benefit of
having this instructor on your TV is that you get expert
guidance in helping you achieve your goals.
Another great alternative to cardio is by the use of a
jump rope. The cardio benefits of jumping rope are
tremendous because of its calorie burning effect in such
a short amount of time. Jump roping can burn up to 1,000
calories per hour, making it one of the most efficient
workouts possible. Jump roping is fun, easy to learn,
inexpensive, great for kids, portable, and in my
opinion, the best way to make your cardio workout fun.
Heavy bag training is not just for boxers anymore. On
top of the great cardio workout that you are getting,
heavy bag training also improves your self-defense
skills. Heavy bag training also reduces stress, works
your muscles, and helps improve hand-eye-coordination.
Fitness manufacturers continue to develop new products
aimed towards the fighting athlete. As new products are
being developed, old training equipment such as the
heavy bag are often forgotten.
Now that you've learned three great alternatives to dull
cardio routines, you should now be able to achieve your
fat loss goals much easier. Don't over-do your cardio
and never go over an hour of continuous work due to
chances of overtraining. Take things one day at a time
and reap the benefits at a later time.
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