So while I’m slaving away doing sprints yesterday, i thought to myself it would be a good idea to address my cardio prefs to y’all 🏃🏻♀️
So i personally prefer to do high intensity interval training (HIIT) that are short in time (cause I’m lazy af), but challenging, and does that fat burning job! I do 3-4 sessions a week, 1 day steady state, and every other day i do a 5-10 min warm up with elliptical, stair master, or rowing machine.
Now the difference between HIIT and steady state cardio is that high intensity is proven to help speed up the process of fat loss with the dramatic changes in heart rate. (Quick bursts of exercise and then a short period of rest) There is absolutely nothing wrong with long distance running or long durations on cardio equipment (i used to be a crazy distance runner for like ever) but, that will have the most impact on your endurance and heart health.
HIIT examples: ▶️Treadmill sprints 20sec on 40sec rest x10
▶️Row 5 min, sprint .25 mi, elliptical 5 min, sprint .25, bike 5 min, sprint .25
▶️Run 400m, 30 air squats, 20 push ups, 10 sit ups x4 ▶️30sec on 30 rest of jump lunges, mountain climbers, leg lifts, burpees X4 rounds
OR ANY HIIT CIRCUT THAT KEEPS YOU MOVING FOR 10 MIN TOTAL. **if you are a beginner, i would try 20 seconds of activity and rest for 40 or even a fitness class at a local gym!👌🏼 #hiit #highintensityworkout #basicstobrilliance #gymlife #femalebodybuilder #gymmotivation #healthylifestyle #strongnotskinny #gymrat #gymlife #liftheavy #eathealthystayfit