We're assuming your goal ultimate goal with a cardio workout is to burn calories, and lose weight. With that in mind, it's important to view these exercises as a whole. Performing one of these exercises on their own won't be enough to see drastic changes. But adding them to a cardio circuit that involves movement of both the lower body and upper body is where you'll see the most calories burned!
Circuit training is so effective because it allows you to get a complete cardio workout in such a short amount of time! It's:
- Considered a form of high intensity interval training
- When done properly, involves a total body workout
- Very effective at burning fat
- Allows you to train at your own pace, with the cardio workouts you love most!
Even if you're not the most athletic person out there, these are great because they work with your body's natural movements. They also train coordination, general fitness and stamina. No matter what level you're at, this cardio workout will definitely get you sweating!
These workouts should be considered supplementary, and simply used as an add-on to your usual routine. Still, if you're trying to stay fit while short on time, they can help keep things interesting and provide a lot of variety. We've found that these workouts included in a cardio circuit are great for when you want to squeeze in a training session before or after work! Just pick your exercises (like the ones outlined in this article), and perform as many reps as you can handle. You know your own physical limitations and should choose your rep count accordingly. Just made sure you include enough seconds of rest in between the exercises and you'll be golden!
Anyway, let's get into it.