Now if my Mom were looking over my shoulder she would tell me that hate is a strong word. Well I really do. When I was competing I would do 60 minutes of cardio. It would mentally kill me. I would hope on different machines every 10 minutes, I’d watch TV, listen to audio books, you name it I did it to make the time go by.
Then I started to get smarter about my cardio. The goal of cardio is to get your heart rate up. Did I have to do it by slogging away on a piece of equipment no….
If you are someone who hates cardio like I do here are some alternatives that I have come up with.
Get a gym boss timer — you can purchase one or get the app for your phone.
30 seconds kettlebell swings
30 second jump rope
Minimal rest between swings and jump rope.
Rest 1 mn after the circuit.
row 500 meters
20 box jumpsÂ (or up and down as fast as you can
1 min jump rope
Rest 1 min after the circuit
20 mountain climbers
20 jump jacks
20 squat jumps
1 min rest
Give all of these a try and let me know what you think.