Get the most out of your Cardio Training with these useful tips:
A Cardio machine that thinks it’s a Strength device
Want to get a great muscular strength and endurance workout? Try using the Arc Trainer. Set the incline level to 7 and get your stride rate up to 120 strides per minute. Next, increase the resistance as high as you can while maintaining your stride rate. Try to stay at that workload for 2 – 4 minutes, and then rest for a minute. Repeat four times. Do this a couple of times each week, and after 4 weeks, you’ll notice a difference in your leg strength and endurance.
Work Out Intensity
The human body is designed to work in short bursts. You can lose more weight, improve your cardiac function, and can even help modulate insulin levels when you perform brief, high intensity, exercise intervals. The next time you’re on a bike or Arc Trainer, try pushing really hard for 10 to 30 seconds and then go slow for the next minute.
Getting a great figure means burning calories, so don’t forget your cardio. Try some walk-run intervals on the treadmill. Begin with a 4mph walk for thirty seconds and then run for thirty seconds at a slightly more-than-comfortable pace. Alternate back and forth for 10 minutes for amazing results. If this is too challenging, then try setting the incline to 10% and walk briskly uphill (without holding on!) for fifteen minutes. Your glutes and calves will thank you.
Burn more Calories
Try using the Total Body Arc Trainer for 20 minutes. Set it on manual and don’t forget to enter your body weight and get your stride rate up to 140 strides per minute. On the Arc, you can focus on either your legs or your arms. Try pushing and pulling very hard with your arms for a few minutes several times during your 20 minutes - you’ll get an extra strength workout for your chest, back, and arm muscles.