Timed Challenge Workouts to Kick the Boredom out of your Cardio Workout
Let’s face it – long, slow cardio is boring. Whether you’re doing it on a treadmill, a stair stepper or the rowing machine, staring at the gym wall as you mindlessly repeat the same action can seriously do your head in.
Sure, you can always plug into your device and while away the minutes with Netflix or Instagram to cope with the boredom – but that’s nothing more than a band-aid solution.
What you really need is an arsenal of interesting, effective and stimulating cardio workouts to keep you fully engaged as you burn off the calories. Well, that is exactly what you’ll find in this article.
Timed Challenge Workouts kick the boredom out of your cardio training by putting yourself on the clock and set the goal of completing a certain number of rounds of a circuit within an allotted time-frame. Each succeeding workout your goal is to better the level that you achieved on the last workout.
Here is an example of a timed challenge workout which has proven to be extremely effective for a lot of people:
Set your time for 30 minutes.
Perform as many rounds of the following circuit as you can with the minimum amount of rest between rounds . . .
Burpees – 20 reps
Kettlebell Swings – 20 swings
Box Jumps – 20 jumps
Goblet Squat – 20 reps
Kettlebell Swings – hold a medium weight kettlebell with both hands in front of your body so that it is hanging between your legs. Now drop from the hips to build momentum as you swing the kettlebell under your legs and then reverse the motion to lift it up to the level of your chin. Keep the arms straight throughout the movement, feeling the stretch in the lats as you swing up.
Goblet Squat – Using the same kettlebell as you had for the kettlebell swing, stand with feet shoulder width apart and feet slightly turned out. Hold the kettlebell in front of your chest with your elbow tucked in to your sides. Look up as you initiate from the hips to squat down until your elbows make contact with your knees. Now push through the floor to power back up to the start position.
Making It Happen
Now that you know what to do, it’s time to start thinking about how to do it. At, MiCoachee, we’ve got the programs that you need to cement the habits that will propel you toward your goals. See the https://video.micoachee.com/categories/fitness-and-improved-exercise of our library for more.