My first question is why are you wedded to long duration cardio? Contrary to current myth it is not critical for fat loss, the critical component is nutrition(diet). With strength training second in importance that places cardio in third place. Longer duration cardio can cass stress with produces cortisol which is a fat retaining hormone.
The key is to exchange intensity for duration to produces the same results in a shorter time. Skipping rope done properly is low impact, you only need to get your feet up enough to clear the rope passing under. If you can march in place without the neighbors coming after you at 6AM with torches and pitchforks you can skip rope at the same time of day. Not being snooty but I bet you can not skip rope for an uninterrupted 10 minutes today. Try it, you will find the intensity will replace the duration and produce results.
Edited by: SERGEANTMAJOR at: 2/18/2013 (23:10)
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Have you looked into TurboFire? It is a hight intensity workout that you can do high or low impact. The instructor does high impact but there is a person you can follow who does everything low impact but still high intensity. I'm currently doing the program and love it!
I'm a big fan of Leslie Sansone for cardio - I live in a squeaky old apartment and exercise at 6am so I like low impact stuff so I don't wake the neighbors. I also do Chris Freytag videos for strength, but I'm ready to switch it up a little. Besides Leslie Sansone, what workout DVDs do you use when you're trying for 45-60 minutes of cardio?
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