cardio workouts

cardio is an integral part of our weekly workout routine so here are some choices:

The “55” workout

  • Start by doing one body-weight squat and 10 pushups.
  • Rest for 30 seconds, and then do 2 squats and 9 pushups.
  • Gradually work your way up to 10 squats and down to 1 pushup.
  • You’ll complete 55 reps of each exercise by the time you’re done – and reap both the cardiovascular benefit of aerobic training and the muscular pump of a strength session.

10-meter sprints

  • Find an area in your gym where you can sprint for 10 meters.
  • Once you’ve covered the distance, pause just long enough to inhale and exhale once through your nose.
  • Sprint back and pause, this time inhaling and exhaling twice through your nose.
  • Continue the drill – breathing normally as you sprint, and adding an additional nose inhalation and exhalation when you pause – until you can no longer breathe through your nose.

Jumping-jack pyramid

  • Do as many jumping jacks as you can in 10 seconds.
  • Rest for an equal amount of time.
  • Next, do as many jumping jacks as you can in 20 seconds, and rest 20 seconds.
  • Then do 30 seconds of jumping jacks followed by 30 seconds of rest.
  • Now work your way back down the pyramid (30, 20, 10).
  • Repeat three times.

read article from Yahoo! Sports by: Jill Yaworksi from Men’s Health: The Best Cardio Workouts You’ve Never Tried


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