Sunday, September 5, 2010

10 Minute Cardio (Workout 1)

I am often asked "How can I do any cardio that will do any good in 10 minutes.  Today and the next 2 days I will give you 3 very effective Cardio workouts that can be done in 10 minutes!

Of course, if you find you have more time, then extend the time you do them, but each of the routines will burn approximately 120-130 calories. and do it! (No time like the present...)

Cardio 1 - Speed Play
Get a quick burn by varying your intensity at a slight, gradually increasing incline (or increasing resistance).  This workout can be done on a treadmill, walking/jogging up hills or changing the resistance on bikes or ellipticals...the idea is to progressively make the workout tougher...
TIME                 INCLINE
3 min                      1
1 min                      1, go a little bit faster*
1 min                      1, same speed as the initial 3 min
1 min                      2, go a little bit faster*
1 min                      2, same speed as the initial 3 min
1 min                      3, go a little bit faster than last time**
1 min                      3, same speed as the initial 3 min
1 min                      4, go a little bit faster again, if you can** to ***

That's it!  Pat yourself on the back with a job well done!

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