This is the time of year people look to improve on fitness and lifestyle.
That is not a bad thing but a lot of the advice out there is. There are too many people look to take advantage of others and make some quick money out of it!
So what are the best cardio exercises for Fat loss?
THE ONE’S THAT YOU CAN KEEP UP.
No point starting to run everyday now if you are over weight and out of shape, you’ll hurt your knees, ankles, hips, back or all of the listed before the end of January and return to your previous habits.
Do more than one variation of cardio, you don’t need to pick one thing and stick to it for 20-30 minutes. Do 5 to 10 minutes on one cardio exercise, then do another and keep rotating. This can help stave off boredom and injury from repeated motions.
It also allows you to push a little harder for each smaller segment, as it doesn’t seem as sole destroying doing 5 minutes on the rowing machine and pushing yourself as it does doing 20 minutes!
So NO BULL SHIT, no METABOLIC NONSENSE, no CARDIOVASCULAR EFFICIENCY, if you haven’t been moving and doing cardio for a while then the most important thing you can do is get started.
TRY SOME OF THE FOLLOWING:
Walking – to work or even at the gym. If doing it on the treadmill challenge yourself with an incline.
Cycling – On the roads or on the gym floor, cycling is a great low impact solution to cardio. Don’t just use the easy upright bikes in the gym though, they’re comfy but cardio isn’t supposed to be comfy! Get on a spin bike and challenge yourself by standing and sitting.
Rowing – A great way to get the upper body and lower body working together, it gets most muscle groups involved and provides a great fitness indicator. Aim for 1000m and try and improve your time,
Stairs- Awesome way to challenge the legs and your lungs, use a stairmaster at the gym and you have found an enemy that will become your friend!
Swimming – Another low impact cardio exercise that is great for rehab and those with joint issues. Not so easy to mix up with other training though!
Cross trainer – Another great low impact way to keep the heart rate high and the joints under less pressure than running.
Trying to do too much cardio will probably have an opposite effect of what is trying to be achieved. Fat burning and other health benefits will occur, so long as the session is no longer than 45 minutes to one hour (this is usually accepted as the appropriate length of time for one who is in good health).
NOW FOR FAT LOSS TO TAKE PLACE, YOU NEED TO KEEP UP THE ROUTINE….