4 Tips for a Successful Cardio Workout

Updated: Nov 11, 2019



Cardio workouts are a great way to improve your heart health and an important component when you’re trying to tone up and slim down. Cardio workouts often referred to as aerobic exercises, move the larger muscles in your body. It also increases your heart rate and your breath deeper and faster. Regardless if you’re speed walking, riding a bike, or taking a cardio class, the following tips will help you get more out of your cardio workouts.


Start Slow

If you are new to cardio workouts, start slowly. Even if you can only run for less than five minutes before needing a break, it’s okay! Repetition is key when it comes to working out, and as you work out more often, you can gradually add more time to each session while also picking up the pace of your workout. It is also important to include a full warm up before each workout. This will allow you to engage your cardiovascular system and helps increase the blood flow to your muscles.

 

Limit Workout Time

Some people like to spend a lot of time at the gym, but it’s been proven that you only need a 30 to 40-minute workout to benefit your fitness goals. Anyone who works out for longer than 30 to 40 minutes ends up having to lower the intensity of their workout. It’s better to workout at a higher intensity for less time and targets specific muscle groups during your workout.


Enjoyment

It’s no secret that working out is not always high on our priority lists, but picking workouts that you enjoy is one of the keys to long-term success, especially when cardio is your main focus. It’s important to pick something fun that you enjoy and will want to stick with for 30-40 minutes. Whether it’s swimming, walking, hiking, hiking, rowing, or walking on the stair master, you will have a better workout if you thoroughly enjoy what you’re doing. 


Consistency 

The best way to see results from your cardio workouts is to create a routine and stick with it. Whether you are a person that enjoys working out in the morning, at lunch, or in the evening, your body will adapt to the time of day you like to workout. It is also important to be consistent and exercise consistently and make sure your fitness goals are within reach. Do not set your goals too high at first, because you will struggle to reach them! 



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