Cardio and Full Body Workout
I’ve recently changed the way I train. In the week it’s mainly free weights and the odd 5km run and at the weekend I now lay off the weights, do some cardio and some form of HIIT. I put this workout together a little while ago and tend to do this on a Saturday morning. This takes about 30 mins. So work hard, work up a sweat then the rest of the day is yours to do with what you want!
If you do use the above workout, let me know what you think. For more workouts visit My Training page.
I am not a qualified Personal Trainer or medical professional.
All the views expressed are my own. I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the Gym. All my fitness programmes and training have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but happy to share if you are looking for inspiration and motivation.
Before embarking on any form of exercise or fitness programme or if you have any medical issues or injuries please ensure you seek professional medical advice.
My Spring 15 Minute Full Body Workout
I’ve lost a bit of motivation lately, hit a wall and not been as motivated to push myself. I’m still enjoying my free weight sessions but want to get the heart pumping a little bit more. So for the last month I have added a new full body workout to my fitness routine.
So firstly, I’ve been hitting the Cross-Trainer. Ok so this is not part of the Full Body Workout I’m posting but for me 15 minutes interval training on the cross trainer is just the ticket to get the heart pumping. Read my post 5 Cross Trainer Workouts To Try if you would like to have a go at HIIT style intervals on the Cross Trainer.
Then I’m then doing the following 15 Minute Full body Workout. 3 rounds of 5 different exercises. All exercises in each round are performed back to back with a rest after each round; I generally rest for 30 to 60 seconds but it is entirely up to you. The goal is to preform 3 rounds of this workout within 15 minutes. Don’t worry if you struggle to do this but the fitter you get the easier it will become to complete all 3 rounds. It’s quality over quantity! Please make sure you warm up properly before the workout and try and find time for a 5 minute cool down and stretch after.
I’ve added links if you are unsure of some of the exercises.
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I am not a personal trainer or medical professional.
All the views expressed are my own. I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the Gym. All of my workouts have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but I am happy to share for those looking for inspiration, workout ideas or motivation.
Before embarking on any form of fitness programme or if you have any medical conditions or injuries please seek professional medical advice.
5 Cross Trainer Workouts to Try
Normally I’m not big on cardio at the gym, generally doing a HIIT or a 5km is enough for me. However recently when the weather hasn’t been great or it’s been mega busy around the free weights area of the gym I have started to do the odd cardio workout and have enjoyed doing them as they are different to my normal free weight sessions. Normally I do something HIIT Style on the treadmill but I’ve also started to use the Cross Trainer (or Elliptical as it’s also known as) a little more. I find that having a specifc workout gives me something to focus on and helps me up my effort levels when it comes to the sprint or higher intensity elements. So if you are stuck for inspiration here are 5 Cross Trainer Workouts that I have found on Pinterest that you can try next time you are at the Gym.
The 20 Minute Elliptical Interval Workout found on Greatist.com (article by Alison Feller)
Elliptical Brazilian Butt Workout from superskinnyme.com (found on Pinterest)
Elliptical Ladder Workout from afitjunkie.com (found on Pinterest)
Elliptical HIIT Workout from herhappybalance.com
Super Sweaty Elliptical Workout from getinmyhealthyon.com
I hope that has given you some inspiration when looking for a workout to try on the Cross Trainer. I will put together my own but in the meantime if you are looking for a HIIT style treadmill workout take a look at my Quick HIIT 20 Minute Treadmill Workout.
In my own experience it’s good to mix up your fitness routine such as trying different types of cardio, fitness classes or types of exercises. It helps to keep you motivated to continue on your fitness journey and ultimately achieve your fitness goals.
Do you have a favourite cardio workout?