4 Ways To Get Cardio

Although we all know the importance of exercising, it may be difficult to distinguish which types of exercise we need and how to get it. Many sports or fitness classes can work on multiple forms of exercise, including: flexibility, strength, or cardio. Other activities may specifically be geared toward one of these forms of exercise. Cardiovascular exercises are those that work on the endurance of the heart, and are good for burning fat and improving endurance. Knowing that, it may still be difficult to find workouts that fit this category. Luckily, there are many different forms of exercise that can work the heart.

1. Running

Running is one of the easiest ways to get a cardio workout. Running can be done outside on pavement, or on a trail. It is also easy to run on a treadmill if that is preferred. Running can also be varied to work the heart in different ways, so if you are bored running at a long distance pace, then try doing repeated sprints or varying your pace on the run.

2. Cycling

Again, cycling can be done both outside or in a gym. It is also an easy activity to do with a group, and there are many classes or clubs that teach cycling. Many cycling classes follow along with music, which is also something you can try if cycling alone.

3.Circuit/ HIIT training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) has gained popularity in recent years. This kind of training is often found in many classes or online workout videos, and consists of doing an exercise for a set time and then having a timed rest or doing a light exercise during recovery periods. HIIT can be a great way to get a quality workout done in a short period of time. There are also many different exercises that can be used in HIIT, so it is easy to constantly switch up the workout.

4. Machines

In addition to a treadmill an stationary bike, many gyms offer a number of other machines that can be used to work on fitness. Some examples are an elliptical, stair climber, or erg (indoor rowing machine). Many of these machines have various workout options that allow you to set a time and type of workout, and then complete a “trail” that the machine designs. You may also manually adjust the intensity by manipulating the incline and difficulty as well as your speed.

There are many ways to improve your conditioning, and it is important to switch up the way you do your workouts over time. With small adjustments, the same machine or type of exercise can achieve a different type of workout

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