I combine the cardio with strength throughout the workout. I wear a weighted vest while doing my LS DVD's In addition, I use dumb bells for a portion of the workout & also have a booster system, which allows me to use resistance tubing for upper and lower body resistance.
Exercise before my busy day begins. Use a walking DVD or cardio DVD.
Equipment - Weight vest, soft dumbbells and resistance tubing. Tubing - preference is to use the boost resistance cable system, as it connects feet and hands by tubing.
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Sometimes when I am in a cardio rut I combine my exercise routines. you don't have to be a triathlete or duathlete to appreciate gym workouts that incorporate two or more cardio sessions. Say I have only 4o minutes to exercise but am burned out from the bike. I will perform a HIIT bike training for 20 minutes and immediately transition to the Treadmill for 20 minutes of run / walk exercise. It keeps your exercise fun, you can track your improvement and it shocks you out of complacency
I find something that really makes cardio exercise much more enjoyable is to first improve flexibility, then strength, and then increase cardio.
Since cardio exercises are associated with weight loss, it is easy to become focused on the scale and forget about the other two aspects of fitness. Being flexible and strong makes cardio exercise much less of an ordeal so walking, biking, etc. becomes more pleasant when the body moves with ease.
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