Breaking the monotony of “blah” cardio

At some point or another, you’ve probably felt like a hamster on a wheel while using the cardio equipment at your local gym. This feeling is usually accompanied by the “well at least i’m doing something” thought that justifies a not-so-challenging cardio session. I like to call this “blah” cardio. It happens to the best of us, infact, my recent “blah” cardio session inspired me to write this post.

The solution?

Break your cardio up within your workout. If you usually do your weights, then finish with 30 minutes of cardio, break up each weights exercise with a 5 minute bout of intense cardio.

For example, if your workout looks something like this:

3 sets of 10-12 Lat pulldown

3 sets of 10-12 Bench press

3 sets of 10-12 Shoulder press

3 sets of 10-12 Bicep curls

3 sets of 20 Tricep dips

3 sets of 20 Squats

Simply slot 5 minutes of challenging cardio after the third set of each exercise. Try a different machine, mix it up, throw in some skipping or boxing. The possibilities are endless!

Most of all, have fun!

Felicity Daley

Felicity Daley

As a personal trainer, Felicity's philosophy is to take a balanced approach. Health is multifaceted and fitness means something different to every individual. A combination of muscular strength, physical endurance, agility and coordination, stability, nutrition, rest and mental and emotional wellbeing is essential in a well-rounded lifestyle. Felicity's aim is help you to achieve your goals in these areas by offering the support, motivation and information needed to do so!

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