Friday, January 25, 2013

At Home Core & Cardio Workout

Another day away from the gym.  I swear I am going through withdrawals!  Working out at home is just not the same...maybe because at the gym I don't have two kiddos and two dogs climbing all over me as I workout ;)
If I had been able to go to the gym today I would have done a quick warm up, about twenty minutes of core, a 50 Minute yoga class, and then 20 minutes of HIIT cardio on a treadmill.  I tried to do something similar at home.  I don't have a treadmill so I used our upright stationary bike for the warm up and cardio.  If you don't have a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike you can always do jumping jacks, high knees, butt kickers, etc. as your cardio.
I really have to force myself to do is not my favorite thing.  When I am lifting I find myself losing track of time and staying at the gym longer than I had planned...that NEVER happens during cardio.  HIIT (high-intensity interval-training) cardio is great because you get more bang for you buck so to speak.  Instead of keeping up a steady pace for 40 minutes you alternate between moderate and high intensity.
If you'd like to learn more about HIIT cardio I recommend these articles:
***I am not a doctor, nutrition specialist, or personal trainer. Basically, I am not an expert. If an expert is advising you on your diet and/or exercise please follow their advice!


  1. I hate cardio! I'm like you...I could do weight training or a class all day long!

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