Tracking my cardio minutes in advance helps my motivation and gives me urgency that I have to get it done.
When you pre-schedule your cardio using the Tracker, it's a way to pre-empt your workout and you can adjust it if you did more or less. It's not an exact science, but knowing that it's there will get you motivated, I know it works.
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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
My Gymboss interval timer is my partner in crime. I use it for HIIT (High intensity intrval training) training on the vertical bike. Instead of spending an hour doing cardio, I do my cardio in 20 minutes! This saves time and allows me to focus on my weight training. After 20 minutes of HIIT cardio, I'm dripping wet and burned just as many calories as if I did 1 hour of cardio.
I bought mine off their website for $19.99 plus shipping. It keeps me in tune with my intervals! www.gymboss.com
2 or 3 times a week I do intervals on a cardio machine. I warm up for 3 minutes, do 1 minute very hard, recover for 2 minutes at a moderate pace, then repeat the interval 7 more times and cool down for 5 minutes. It only takes 30 minutes and I've lost 54 pounds. The other days I do moderate cardio.315
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