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Adding Variety to your workouts

No matter what type of workouts you do, what sport or activity you are training for, what your goals are, there are a multitude of ways of varying your workouts.

Cardio workouts - Cardio workouts refer to steady state exercise designed to work your heart and lungs (the cardiovascular system). This can include running, walking, biking, swimming, and any of the various cardio machines you'll find in your local gym or health club.

Options for introducing change to your cardio workouts include:

  • Try interval training - The most effective way of getting in shape, and proven to help burn fat. Simply alternate short intense bursts of speed (30 seconds) with longer easy recovery periods (90 seconds).
  • Use a new piece of cardio equipment - most gyms have 3 or 4 (or more!) different pieces of cardio equipment - try something new for a change
  • Do a mixed cardio workout (e.g. 10 minutes each on the stepper, the bike, the treadmill, the rower, etc) - this is great fun and will quickly up your fitness levels
  • Sign up for a new class - always fancied combat cardio or circuit training? Give it a go!

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