Good afternoon! Gosh, where is this week going?
And how are we already halfway through Hump Day?
Before I start rambling, I want to acknowledge all of the amazing military veterans and those who faithfully served in the United States Armed Forces. Wishing you a very Happy Veterans Day, and thank you so much for your service and dedication to our country. You (and your families) are heroes to us all. <3
It’s been a little crazy this week, and I apologize for the random appearances on the blog thus far. Here’s hoping we get back to a normal posting schedule next week!
In the mean time, I have a new cardio workout to share with you that I put together on a whim. It’s meant for the stationary bike, but – in theory – it could be adjusted to be completed on a treadmill or elliptical, too.
Since I have been back to the barre for most of my workouts lately, I’ve been consciously trying to fit cardio into my days as well.
Here is a great patterned interval series that proved to be a challenge!
There is a consistent low, medium, high intensity pattern that repeats a total of five times. The last interval climb is rough, but it only lasts a total of three minutes versus the normal six.
I love the challenging push at the end!
Please feel free to modify this workout to best fit you and your personal fitness level. Every piece of equipment is different, and these numbers are given as an example of where to base your levels at. I highly suggest you gage the increase and decrease levels of interval intensities based on what feels good and realistic. What you see felt challenging to me!
Looking for an extra challenge?
Pick a circuit to pair with your cardio:
Upper Body Focus
I hate to make it so short today, but I need to get off to work. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday, and I’ll see you bright and early tomorrow morning.
Enjoy the workout if you decide to give it a try!
Questions of the Day
• Do you enjoy spinning or workouts on the stationary bike?
• What do you usually pair with your cardio days (if anything)?
Disclaimer: Although I am a certified personal trainer, I am not necessarily your personal trainer. The workouts I post are what work best for me and might not be the right type of exercises for you. If you decide to give these workouts a try, please listen to your body and rest or modify as you see fit. I always recommend consulting a doctor or health professional before making changes to your diet or fitness routine.