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4 Problems with Cardio and How to Solve Them

Getting Real About Cardio

Want to know the one relationship that has always been a struggle for me? C-A-R-D-I-O! I don’t know about you guys but weight training has always seemed like a more….enjoyable option.

I mean there are several different reasons that really can be problematic for getting motivated to do cardio and I  want to focus on five. So let’s get right into it!

1. Doing the same things all the time

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When you are constantly doing the same training with your cardio you’re going to get REALLY bored with your routine and you won’t want to push yourself. The more you do the same workouts the more your body will be accustomed to it. So switching up your routine is essential for seeing results.

2. Having to Only Use a Treadmill

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Believe it or not, you don’t have to use a treadmill to get the most out of your cardio. There are plenty of methods that work the body just as much! Forcing yourself to do an  exercise that you hate will definitely make it difficult to keep up a routine.

We suggest trying new exercises in order to find something you actually love! When you enjoy your workouts you’ll have a better chance of pushing yourself to train harder and sticking with it long term. (Which will help with your results too!)

3. Not Knowing How to Improve

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It can be difficult to know how to improve your ability to do cardio unless you have a plan. Maybe you don’t even know where to begin when it comes to incorporating cardio into your workouts.

Cardio can be really tough on your body when you’re not doing it right! That’s why following a plan can help you know where to start and how to increase your intensity over time.

4. Not Seeing the Results you Want

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Not seeing the results you want with cardio can make motivation extremely difficult! The worst thing you can do for yourself is not keeping track of weekly goals. You should have weekly goals so that you can see your results over time and keep that motivation up!

Again a great way to do that is to follow a structured plan. Having a plan to guide you to an end goal can help you stay excited about working out and keep up with your routine.

Why You Need Cardio

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So you’re probably wondering why cardio is something you need, not only is it great for your vascular system but it improves endurance AND can burn quite a bit of fat if you do it right!

I know that a minute on the treadmill seems like a century and even thinking about going outside can feel excruciating with the cold weather. But before you give up listen to this! I created a cardio e-book that will give you everything you need to start getting results with your cardio and make it more fun!

The Solution

I spent 15 years coming up with this cardio routine because I know how boring just doing one thing can be! You’ll find workouts for the elliptical, stairmill, treadmill, and more! I’ll also show you ways you can do cardio from your own home, so there’s no excuse to not get that workout in!

My Cardio E-book Comes with:

-45 Cardio Workouts to Help You Rev Up Fat Burn

-Increase Your Intensity & Improve Your Conditioning

-Change Up Your Workouts & Keep Them Fresh

-Perfect for All Levels: Beginners to Advanced

-Break Through Plateaus & Achieve Real Results

If you feel like level one is too difficult, we have modifications to make it easier. (Don’t worry if you need them to be harder we have modifications for that too!) Want to know the best thing? You can incorporate these workouts into any of my challenges. Accelerated results, here we come!

Add them on to my Fit Body Challenge to increase your intensity and calorie burn or use them as your cardio workouts in Sculpt to keep you interested and having fun! Strength training is awesome but it should be coupled with cardio to get the maximum results! I promise you won’t regret trying this e-book!

 

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Lindsey Mathews

Lindsey Mathews

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Lindsey Mathews is the Head Trainer and Nutritionist at IdealFit. She is a NSCA-CSCS certified personal trainer, C-ISSN certified sports nutritionist, Pn. 1 certified nutrition coach, and a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor. Before joining IdealFit, she ran the largest boot camp program in Utah County.


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