Photo: PrettyFit Athlete Faith Leatherman with a bottle of PrettyFit Lean
When it comes to cardio, you don’t have to run a thousand miles on the treadmill to get in a good sweat. Cardio can consist of a number of things like, stairmaster, circuit training, HIIT, or just taking a walk outside.
A good tip to get the most out of your cardio is to do muscle specific cardio, which depends on what you trained that day. Doing this helps to avoid being sore for training the next day.
If you work legs one day, you will most likely be too sore to get in a good cardio session that heavily relies on your legs the day after. So, grouping cardio effectively can help prevent this!
For example, on shoulder days, you could do battling rope circuits for cardio. For leg day, try this circuit out after your lift, I promise you’re legs will be burned out for sure!
Perform 3 rounds:
- High box jumps - 12 reps
- Kettle bell swings - 15 reps
- High knee joggers - 20 reps (both legs is one rep!)
- Front lunges, back lunges, 2 squats with weight over head - 5 reps (all three exercises= 1 rep)