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Cardio Workout Plan
5月 23, 2019
If you’re a beginning exerciser, it can be a challenge to know where to start and what to do when developing a cardio workout plan. Even regular exercisers can struggle at times to vary their routine so they stay motivated and continue seeing results.
Today, there are more options than ever when it comes to exercise, and while that is ultimately a great thing, it may seem overwhelming. The reality is that any exercise is better than none at all, and while guidelines exist to promote safety and effectiveness, there aren’t absolute rules that all exercisers must adhere to for cardio workouts.
So you’ve got freedom to create a regimen based on your goals, availability, access to equipment and any particular health or musculoskeletal issues. Remember, if you are over 40 or have health conditions such as diabetes or asthma, it’s important to see your doctor first before beginning an exercise routine.
Cardio Workout Plan
To get your wheels turning, check out our topline recommendations for developing and following a cardio workout plan.
- Personal goals – If you’re doing cardio to lose weight, you should put in more time versus if you’re simply trying to stay fit or really prefer strength training or yoga.
5月 21, 2019
With summer right around the corner, tank tops, sundresses and swimsuits will expose bodies hidden under layers all winter. Many exercises, such as running, walking and cycling, emphasize the lower body, but you also must work your upper body. Training the upper body not only makes you stronger, but can give you more confidence in your warm weather attire.
Because women in particular tend to store less fat in the upper body, they can see results fairly quickly from a consistent, challenging routine that targets the chest, back, shoulders and arms. Strength training will provide the best gains, but you also can incorporate arm work into some cardio regimens.
For optimum fitness, aim to exercise 3-6 times per week, doing cardio, strength and flexibility exercises. When working with resistance, such as weight machines, barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells or resistance bands, perform 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps, using a load that makes it tough to complete the final few reps. If the weight is too light, you won’t see results, so don’t be afraid to pick up something challenging. Once you’ve mastered a specific weight, increase the resistance slightly and continue to progress.
To make it easier to get started,