Now that winter is around the corner, it’s important to create a cardio-focused routine. Don’t stop weight training two or three times a week, however, include consistent cardio to achieve positive results.
Here are my three favorite methods to exercise in winter:
HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training): HIIT is a great way to customize your favorite workout to increase fat-burning results. Some examples include: spinning, running, elliptical, etc. For example, if you’re running, you want to have two distinct periods: your rest period and “race” period. Begin by sprinting for 30 seconds, then jog moderately for 60 seconds. Repeat these two steps for 10 minutes. Your results will be incredible however you decide to incorporate this method in your schedule.
Spinning: One of my favorite methods of cardio is spinning class. Spinning is wonderful for your legs, abs and posture; it’s a full-body workout. Spinning class, similar to HIIT, using interval training. Interval training increases your heart rate so you can burn more calories in less time. Classes are fun because you feel energized from the instructor and the powerful music. There’s never a dull moment during a class.
Kickboxing: Whether you attend a class at the gym or complete a DVD/TV program at home, kickboxing is another method of training you should add to your schedule this winter. Here are some of the benefits of kickboxing: you can burn up to 750 calories an hour. It provides resistance-training benefits, which means less weightlifting. And, it’s a full-body workout that incorporates cardio training.What are your favorite exercises to complete in winter? Have you ever tried HIIT, spinning or kickboxing? Make sure to leave your comments below or tweet me @BlissBrunette. I hope you enjoy your weekend and I will talk to you on Monday.