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Does anyone have any suggestions for a cardio workout that will help me lose weight? I have been running a few miles a week,,,Yesterday, I went to the gym, and did 2 miles on the treadmill at 3.0 incline, and then 20 mins on the bikes…..
How often should I work out? How long?
Also, I am starting a healthy diet.
Jumping rope allows you to have a quick, efficient workout in the
privacy of your room. The jumping rope itself you can buy in a dollar
store for about 50 cents. You can exercise in front of your TV.
Jumping is more efficient that jogging, and burns more calories. It
does not require a lot of space. It builds up your strength, tones
your whole body, build legs muscles.
People who used jumping rope reported significant results after one
week of exercising.
When jumping rope it is important to remember to not push yourself
too hard. Just because children jump rope doesn't mean you can't over
do it. Begin with about twenty-five jumps a rep, with a rest between.
Gradually shorten your rests as you improve, but it is not advisable
to cut them out completely due to the high impact nature of jumping.
Before you begin a jump roping work out, you need to be familiar with
the basic jumping techniques. Begin all jumps by holding the rope
handles at your sides, with the middle of the rope at your feet.
Begin with rope behind you. Swing rope over your head, moving hands,
and rope, forwards. Jump over rope with feet together.
Begin with rope in front of your body. Swing the rope backwards, over
your head. Jump over the rope just as you would forwards, keeping feet
Jogging Step Jump
Begin as if you were doing a basic jump. When you swing the rope over
your head, do not keep feet together. Instead, switch them back and
forth, in a jogging motion as you jump.
Criss Cross Jump
Begin as if you were doing a basic jump. When you jump over the rope,
bring your left arm over to cross the right. Then bring arm back over.
The twisting jump is simply a basic jump, but as you jump, twist your
lower body side to side.
When you have had some practice jumping, try to move the rope twice
under your feet for each jump. With even more practice, you could even
get it three or four times under.
After you have mastered the jumps, you can combine them to create a
fun, challenging workout. You can also jump in different ways to keep
your work out interesting. For example, you could do what is called
Use tape to make a square on the floor, or use chalk if on concrete.
Then, divide the square into quadrants. Then, jump around into each
square in a clockwise, then counterclockwise, direction. Begin with a
basic jump, and then add whatever jumps you wish.
Another thing you could do is try to move a set distance while you
jump. You could hop forward each time you did a basic jump, or do a
jogging step jump, but move forward instead of remaining stationary.
If you do not have the room available, you could do this in a circle.
Alternating legs is also a very good exercise. Try doing ten jumps on
your right leg, then ten on your left. Balancing while standing with
upright posture during this will help to tone your core muscles, and
helps your body all over.
The most important thing is to have fun. Any exercise that keeps you
from being bored will keep you exercising. If you find things getting
a little dull, mix it up again. With jump roping the possibilities are
If i do ten minute cardio workouts everyday for about a month, will i lose weight?
I eat healthy.
Kickboxing cardio workout.
It will depend on how active you are now and at what intensity you are working out. If you haven't been very active, and are just starting an exercise program, it will definitely help.
But in general I would think that you need a bit more time than only 10 minutes a day.
But hey, any exercise is healthy, and if you can only fit it in in 10 minutes, and can do it everyday, every little bit will help!
What are the best cardio workout, that won't make me lose weight. Because I am trying to gain weight but also do a little cardio to become healthy.
If you don't want to lose weight while exercising, you need to consume the same amount of calories you burn. You should calculate your daily activities, the amount of calories they burn, and then consume this amount. If you eat less than you burn, you will lose weight.
Running is a great choice for a variety of reasons:
•It doesn't require special equipment (except some quality shoes)
•You can can do it just about anytime, anywhere
•It's high impact, which helps build strong bones and connective
•It gets your heart rate up more quickly than low or no impact
•It helps you burn serious calories, especially if you add hills,
sprints or try interval training.
In fact, a 145-lb person can burn 300 calories by running at 5.2 mph for 30 minutes.
2. Cross-Country Skiing
If you're looking to burn maximum calories, cross-country skiing is
an excellent choice. Whether you're on a gym machine or swooshing
over miles of snow, cross-country skiing is an incredible cardio
exercise. Because it involves both the upper and lower body, it
doesn't take much work to get your heart rate up, which is where the
calorie-burn comes in. A 145-lb person burns about 330 calories
during 30 minutes of skiing.
Whether you're outdoors or indoors, cycling is an excellent cardio
workout. By using the power of your legs, you increase endurance while
burning lots of calories, anywhere from 250-500 in 30 minutes,
depending on how fast you go and how high your resistance is. It's
also low impact, which is great for your joints.
4. Elliptical Trainer
Next to the treadmill, the elliptical trainer is the most popular
cardio machine at the gym and it's no wonder. The elliptical trainer
allows your body to move in a natural way, but without the impact of
the treadmill. A 145-lb person burns about 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Swimming is another great choice because, like cross-country skiing,
it's a full body exercise. Spend 30 minutes doing the
breastroke and you'll burn almost 400 calories. Best of all, your
joints are fully supported so you don't have to worry about
6. Step Aerobics
Step aerobics is another great choice, particularly for people who
like choreographed workouts, but don't enjoy the jackhammer feel of
high impact aerobics. It's also a great calorie-burner, targeting your
legs, butt and hips while burning 300-400 calories in 30 minutes
(during high intensity sessions).
This is an often overlooked machine in the gym because we're confused
about how it works and, perhaps, aren't sure it delivers a great
workout. However, rowing is a physically demanding exercise involving
both the upper and lower body, which means a higher heart rate and a
greater calorie burn. There are different levels of resistance,
allowing you to get a challenging workout no matter what your fitness
level. In 30 minutes, a 145-lb person can burn about 300 calories.
Kickboxing is another great choice for exercisers who want to work
hard with more choreographed workouts. Combining kicks and punches
not only enhances your coordination, it involes both the upper and
lower body, making this an excellent overall workout.
Walking is another great choice for cardio because, like running,
it's accessible: You don't need special equipment and you can do it
anywhere, anytime. It's harder to get your heart rate up with walking
since it's low impact but, if you work hard at it, a 145-lb person can
burn about 180 calories in 30 minutes.
10. Jumping Rope
Jumping rope is another calorie-scorcher and, as an added bonus, a
jump rope packs easily in your suitcase, making it an excellent travel
exercise. A 145-lb person can burn a whopping 330 calories with a
30-minute workout, but you'll want to slowly work your way up to that.
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