Monday, September 22, 2014

Cardio and Weight Loss Quick Tip

Here's quick tip #2 from our trainer, James "Max" Clark.

A lot of people know that for weight loss you need to have a solid cardio regiment, however using that treadmill over and over can get tedious and let’s face it just plain boring. Here are a couple ideas of how to change up your cardio to keep you moving and see the results you want and maybe add something new you haven’t thought of yet.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) cardio - Most people think that this can only be done on a treadmill and sprinting, but it can also be done on Stairmasters or elliptical as well. By alternating between speeds or resistances on the Stairmaster and elliptical you achieve the same effect as on the treadmill.

Add weights to your regiment - By using 5 to 10 pound weights and doing overhead presses or any upper body movement to a brisk walk on a cardio machine for periods of around 60 seconds you can help spike your heart rate and in the process burn more calories.

Give these tips a try and see if your weight loss program gets a little kick-in-the-toosh!

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