Thursday, February 21, 2008's Nuclear

Okay, it's not really but I like to rhyme. So...getting bored with your same old cardio routine? First off you should try my circuit routine. Because you are doing cardio inbetween sets you are getting a full cardio and strength workout at the same time. Here are some other ideas to change it up:

-Cardio Jam DVD
-Tae Bo DVD
Play the Tickle Game (see if you can tickle your husband [or boyfriend or dog], then when he gets pissed and starts chasing you around the house you scream and run and dodge him...then the kids get involved and they try to tickle you and you try to catch and tickle get the idea! The trick is in the laughing while running around....great core burner and calorie burner not to mention good parenting, and pretty funny to see you hubby get so mad)
-"4 is Not a Bore" Do 15 minutes on 4 different cardio machines at your gym for a total of one hour (bike, elliptical, treadmill, stairstepper, arc trainer, row machine)
-Body for Life 20 minute Interval Workout:
20-Minute Aerobics Solution™ — The Official Body-for-LIFE Cardio Plan
Warm up the first 2 minutes at Intensity Level 5
Minutes 2-3 move from Intensity Level 5 to 6
Minutes 4-5, 6-10 and 11-14 work your way from Intensity Level 6 to Level 9, maintain for one minute.
Minutes 15-19 work your way from Intensity Level 6 to Level 10 (High Point at Level 10), maintain for one minute.
Minute 20 cool down to Intensity Level 5 for one minute.
-Spinning class at the gym
-Kickbox class at the gym
-Leisa's (at home) Bootcamp:
*soccer taps 1 min
*jacks 1 min
*windmills 1 min
*squat thrust 1 min
*jog in place 1 min
*take a break 1 min
*shuffle tap 1 min
*lunge jump 1 min
*stair step (basic) 1 min
*squat front kick 1 min
*ski jump 1 min
-take a break 1 min-
Repeat once for 25 minutes total
-Walmart Dash: before grocery shopping take 3 laps around the inside perimeter of the store as fast as you can, when you are done shopping take your full cart around the store for 3 laps-works best with super Walmarts and Targets-also works at the mall
-Take the Stairs: find a tall building with a stairwell or track with a stadium (highschool) and run up as many floors as you can-walk down and do it again--you can also take two stairs at a time or walk up and run down--try for 20-30 minutes
-Jump Rope: probably the best cardio workout of all time--it's cheap, you can do it anywhere, and it is NOT easy--start with 5 minutes and work your way up to 15-20

There you have it. No more excuses. Get out there and get your heart rate up!


Cammie said...

Great ideas! I am going to try the at home bootcamp idea. I've been getting bored of my cardio routine.