At the Track:
One lap around the track followed by bleachers X 4 (one mile total)
- Running bleachers gets my heart rate up like nothing else. It’s a great workout for toning your entire leg.
At the Gym:
On the treadmill, I alternate days where I increase the speed by 0.5 on the whole workout. (So one day I up the speed and the next day I don’t.)
- First column: time
- Second column: speed
- Third column: incline
- Fourth column: intensity
On the Mat:
For those who can tumble I find it to be a great cardio workout! It strengthens my abs and works virtually every muscle in my back, arms, and legs. I promise you’ll be sore!
- Round off back handspring(s) X 3
- Round off back handspring(s), back tuck X 3
If you cannot tumble no worries, just skip this workout and replace it with whatever cardio alternative you enjoy. I suggest boxing!
I love to end an intense cardio day with yoga! It really helps relax my muscles. If I can, I’ll take a Vinyasa Flow class or hot yoga class for one hour.