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Best Fat Burning Cardio Workout Tips

by Monica

I don't know if this happens to you but any time I learn a new exercise or style of workout that really works to burn fat I tend to want to just do that all the time.

When I first read about high intensity interval training back in 1999 (man, I'm getting old) I was crazy about it. I did the Body for Life cardio workout all the time (video below so you can see what I mean). I did it on the treadmill, the elliptical, or the bike and that's the only type of cardio I ever did.

After two years of this I was completely burned out on machines as well as intervals. Didn't matter how hard I tried to workout, my mind was bored with the same old ramp up ramp down thing and I was stuck on a plateau. Good thing I became a trainer shortly after this or I might have gained my 30 pounds of blubber back.

I don't know why so many of us insist on doing the same type of cardio workout or any workout over and over and over even when it's clearly no longer helping us improve our bodies. I guess it's human nature to want to stick to what's safe and familiar but if you're trying to lose fat and look great you can't afford to get stuck in a rut!

Below I'll be adding some great cardio workout tips to help you get your best body ever. These tips work to prevent boredom, they prevent plateaus, and guarantee you won't ever get stuck in a cardio rut.

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Machine Cardio plus Tabata Circuit
by: Monica

If you like the ramping up and ramping down style of cardio that Body for Life recommends how about doing it for 15 minutes then at the very end add 4 minutes of tabatas intervals using different equipment.

Below Storm Force Fitness demonstrates exactly how you can do this using a rower, dumbbells, jump rope, and a kettlebell. He even suggests variations of his own workout that can also work. Try this after your machine cardio intervals to boost fatloss and prevent plateaus.

Burned Out On Machine Cardio
by: Monica

If you're completely burned out on machine cardio how about losing the machines all together. I haven't used a machine for cardio going on two years now. It's weird!

My favorite way to do cardio is to add in some non-machine cardio intervals at the end of virtually every strength workout.

I strength train for 20-25 minutes then I do a cardio bootcamp workout at the end or I jump rope, or do outdoor intervals at the park with my son. Watch the video to see how.

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