Effective and Fun Cardio Training

It doesn’t matter how effective a cardio program is at burning fat if it’s difficult to comply to. The easiest way to increase your compliance with your fat loss program is to make the activity fun. Long jogging sessions can be a lot of fun to many people and at the same time seem dreadful to others. I have found a way to make my cardio sessions outrageously fun and the time flies by while I’m doing it. Would you like to know what I do?

Well first of all I like to incorporate a variety of cardio training into my overall program. I enjoy brisk walks in the morning because it clears my head, gets me out in nature, and I can prepare for my day. To me it’s not even exercise even though it contributes to my overall fat loss.

Now here’s what I do to really spice up my cardio program and put my fat loss into overdrive…

High Intensity Interval Training With Loads Of Variety

Honestly that session flew by and I was sweating buckets. My body temperature was raised for hours afterwards and I swear I can feel the fat melting from my body.

So here’s what I did…

First I started with a 3 minute warm up on the stationary bike. Then I went into the HIIT training session. I like to train 30 seconds at a high intensity and then 30 seconds at a low intensity.

30 seconds of burpees which works out to be about 10 of them
30 seconds of marching on the spot
30 seconds of jumping jacks
30 seconds of marching on the spot
30 seconds of skipping
30 seconds of marching on the spot
30 seconds of mountain climbers
30 seconds of marching on the spot
30 seconds at a high intensity on the stationary bike
30 seconds at a low intensity on the stationary bike
30 seconds of climbing up and down a flight of stairs
30 seconds of marching on the spot

Repeat the entire thing one more time followed by 2 minute cool down on the stationary bike.

Entire workout time… 17 minutes

As you can see you really don’t even need any equipment to get in a great workout. If you don’t have a stationary bike you can always substitute in another activity.

If you want to crank up the intensity even more you could reduce the marching on the spot time to 15 seconds. The idea is to make the difference between the high intensity portion very obvious from the low intensity portion.

Is this type of training more effective than long duration cardio? Like I said, it all depends on if you enjoy it. If you can’t stand it, then the chances of you complying with it are slim to none.

I find that I keep my love for this type of cardio and for my brisk walks because I alternate between the two. Some days I don’t feel like walking and some days I don’t feel like HIIT training. I do what feels right to me at the moment. Sometimes it means that I load my kids up in the bike trailer and hit the roads.

Find what you love and you will find the key to your dream body and fat loss success.

I have a lot of fun doing that HIIT training session which I demonstrated above. The variety of exercises makes the time fly by. Haven’t you ever caught yourself staring at the clock and counting down the seconds of your cardio session?

With this type of training there’s no time to look at the clock and count down how much time is left. Plus it’s so much fun that sometimes I just want to keep going if my legs will allow me.

Try it out for yourself. Tell me how it feels and if it’s something that you could comply with. If anything, I hope that this article has inspired you to find ways to make your training fun.

Have an absolutely amazing day!

Scott Tousignant, BHK, CFC is the creator of Unstoppable Fat Loss… “Empower Your Mind… And Your Body Will Follow”. Scott has also authored 2 books that are transforming the bodies of people around the world. The Fit Chic and The Fit Bastard not only contain a FULL YEAR of workouts, they provide intense motivation to drive you to fat loss success.

One Comment

  1. That 17 minutes.. What about if you need to take water breaks, etc.? I know i get de-hydrated soo easy. Half my time at the gym seems to be spent at the fountain.

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