We’re approaching the halfway mark of International Fitness Week – have you made many changes?
Try your local council website to find any local activities running in your area – why not take part and meet some new people.
Yesterday we talked a little about strength training and I hope you managed to incorporate some of the ideas into your daily routine. Today, I wanted to talk about cardio strength training. When designing my programmes I follow a simple, proven formula:
- Warm-up that gets you amped up and sweating
- Effective resistance training to improve shape, resting muscles tonus and protect your metabolism
- Followed by cardio strength / finisher
Theses cardio strength workouts are used to keep your metabolism revved up for up to 48 hours AFTER your workout.
Below is an example cardio strength workout – feel free to swap exercises to suit your equipment.
Beginners perform 30 seconds of intense exercise followed by 30 seconds rest (this is repeated for the number of prescribed sets). For intermediate and advanced exercisers try 30 seconds of intense exercise followed by 15 seconds of rest. Try to do as many quality reps as you can in the time frame – always think perfect technique.
12 Minute Cardio Strength Workout
Perform this circuit 2 times through
- TRX Press Up
- TRX Inverted Row
- TRX Squat Jump
- TRX Sprinter Start – left foot
- TRX Sprinter Start – right foot
- TRX Roll Out / Fall Out
13.5 Minute Cardio Strength Workout
Perform this circuit 3 times through – take 90 seconds rest between complete circuits
- Dumbbell bench press
- 2 point alternate row
- Goblet Squat
- Vipr crossover lunge
- Wood Chop
Need help sticking to an exercise regime? Feel free to call me (Carol) and discuss where you are with your current fitness levels to see how I can help. Contact me on 0798 953 9845 or complete the training enquiry form