I Hate Cardio: What Can I Do Instead?
Shake Up Your Training with Combo Moves
If you’ve been following my instagram account, you’ve been seeing quite a few clips of exercise moves in sets of two or three. These circuits of movement are fast, efficient, and mess ya up right quick. You feel them very quickly.
While this is not my preferred way to train for muscle strengthening, it undeniably helps with cardiorespiratory endurance, and I am way, way okay with building a healthier heart and lungs.
Oh you hate cardio, too? You’re in luck! I have a few moves you can put into your routine to get your heart rate up without chaining yourself to a treadmill or bike. A few focus more on upper body, some are run-like, core, or leg-focused. There’s a move for everyone. Aw yeah. Wide sweeping statement.
Your choice of giving each move its own 30 seconds of glory to hitting the combo. Whichever way you go, get it in three sets.
Bosu side-to-side hops, in n outs, and hops! All about that bass… And overall legs and balance.
Incorporating this core set into your training can’t hurt *as long as your shoulders aren’t bugging you. 3x30sec, hitting anti-rotation, obliques, lats, chest, and shoulders. #core #bodyweight #bodyconditioning #stabilize #mmaconditioning #exercises #MountainViewpersonaltrainer #haddadtraining #gagaoolala
A video posted by Steph Haddad (@haddadtraining) on
Plank reaches, side plank taps, and divebombers. This one is sure to hit the core and shoulders.
Steph’s favorite TRX combo
TRX alternating backward lunge, pop squat, skinny squat. Holy power, batman! This set requires a TRX and hits the glutes and quads hard.
Try these moves out and let me know how they work for you. If you’re interested in more, follow my Instagram or like the Facebook Page for free content to guide your fitness and wellness choices every day!