Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Bodyweight Exercise Cardio
Try turning body weight exercises into a cardio circuit. To set up your circuit, select a calisthenic exercise (jumping jacks, mountain climbers, burpees) an upper body exercise (pushups, pull-ups, and chin-ups) a lower body exercise (squats, lunges) and an abdominal exercise (mountain climbers, lunges, stability ball jackknifes).
Use a repetition range of 10-15 reps per exercise and do the circuit continuously until you complete the time you are going for. The continuous motion keeps your heart rate up and helps build muscular endurance.
Beginners should start out with 10 minutes of body weight cardio intervals, 15 minutes for intermediates and 20 minutes for advanced. These are a great replacement for long boring cardio sessions on the treadmill.
There is nothing permanent except change.~