25-Min Bodyweight Cardio Workout

25-Min Bodyweight Cardio Workout

25-Minute Bodyweight Cardio Workout

I hate cardio.

However, I need cardio and so do you.

Cardio training not only burns calories it also trains our most important muscle in the body — our heart.

How hard should you be training?

In order to get the maximum amount of benefits from any type of fitness training you need to hit certain targets.

In weight training, you should be completely fatigued by the end of your set.

In stretching, you should feel the muscle(s) you are trying to stretch, and in aerobic (or cardio) training you should be hitting 60-80% of your target heart rate.

Click here to calculate your target heart rates (all you need to know is your resting heart rate).

The workout

 

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TRX Circuit Workout

TRX Circuit Workout

TRX Circuit Workout

If you know me then you know that I am in love with… my husband, my dog and my TRX.

In that order too.

Or at least until I can teach the TRX how to vacuum 🙂  Hehe, just joking.

However, that would be super cool if my TRX could vacuum. Just saying if the makers of TRX are reading.

Anyways, the reason I love the TRX so much is that it makes your body do all the stabilizing. This, in turn, makes more muscles work.

And more muscles working makes me VERY happy.

TRX’s motto is “Make your body the machine”, and that’s just what this workout does.

For 50-minutes we power through 15 exercises, for three rounds.

It is sweaty, awesome fun!

The Workout

 

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Cardio and Upper Body Workout

Cardio and Upper Body Workout

Cardio and Upper Body Workout

This workout is a:

20-minute low impact cardio workout

20-minute upper body and abs workout

43 minutes of fitness fun

Loving husband is back with me, moaning and groaning his way through the whole thing.

It’s pretty funny.

 What doesn’t kill you

I am a big believer in pushing your limits (loving husband would be my yin to my yang).

This is how we see change in the body. And that, my friend, is why most of us workout.

With that said I urge you to ensure you are using a heavy enough dumbbell for this workout (and for that matter for all of your workouts), so that you are truly challenging yourself.

This principle applies no matter what fitness level you are at.

Because to see change we must challenge ourselves.

 

 

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40-Min Total Body Cardio Weight Loss Workout

40-Min Total Body Cardio Weight Loss Workout

40-Minute Total Body Cardio Weight Loss Workout

Non-stop cardio that you can do at home. A great weight loss workout.

Cardio is always something I have hated to do.

This hasn’t been from lack of trying to love it, though.

Through the years I have competed in 10km runs, half marathons, triathlons and bike races, yet 22 years later I’m still not a fan.

There’s a couple of reasons cardio doesn’t have my heart.

First, I don’t like spending a long time on any one thing. It bores the hell out of me! (With the exception of hiking. I can hike for hours, and maybe that’s because it’s so much fun dragging loving husband up and down mountains.)

I am also adverse to being in large groups of people. I love exercise for it’s solo-ness (Don’t get me going about having participated in the Vancouver Sun Run. The most crowded run on the planet, if not the galaxy, and where you need to train in the art of defense first, then running.).

However,  I do love getting my heart rate up and I love to sweat.

So… through the years I perfected a variety of home cardio workouts that keep my attention, while also improving my fitness – and workouts that don’t leave me with any damn saddle sores (damn you bike seat!).

Total Body Cardio Weight Loss Workout

 

Tools needed:

A mat

Workout best for:

Home

Workout rated for:

Beginner – advanced

  

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20-Minute No Jump Cardio Workout

20-Minute No Jump Cardio Workout

20-Minute No Jump Cardio Workout

A 20-minute cardio workout you can do in your living room – with absolutely no jumping! 

“You look like a spaz!”. Was the first thing to leave my lips when I turned around and saw how loving husband was interpreting my squat and hamstring curl combo.

I wasn’t being mean. It was just the honest truth.

He was doing some weird and funky things with his arms, he was barely bending his knees and his squat, well, it just looked super awkward and hard on his knees.

But… he tries and he must really love me to come on each week to workout and be mocked (slightly) by yours truly.

So bless his big spastic heart.

20-Minute No Jump Cardio

 

Tools needed:

A mat

Workout best for:

Home

Workout rated for:

Beginner – intermediate

All women gain weight as they get older.

Someone said that to me a few years ago and I’m here to tell you that that is bullsh*t.

Yes, as we get older it’s easier to gain weight, but it’s because we are doing the wrong things in the gym and the kitchen.

We have to be smarter with our health and weight loss plan, after the age of 40.

If you want the plan and the secret to to keeping your waistline, click here.

 

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Skipping Rope Circuit Workout

Skipping Rope Circuit Workout

Skipping Rope Circuit Workout

This 20-minute skipping rope circuit workout is the BOMB!

For 50 seconds an exercise we rotate through 10 exercises alternating between a skipping drill and a lower body or a core drill.

After the 20-minutes is up we finish off with a nice stretch and you get to end your workout all sweaty and happy.

Skipping Rope Facts

  • Jumping rope burns more than 10 calories a minute
  • The effort it takes to jump rope for 10 minutes is the equilvalent of running a mile in eight minutes
  • Skipping is a full body workout. You use your core to stabilize, your legs and glutes for jumping and your arms and shoulders to turn the rope
  • You can burn 200 calories in two 10-minute skipping sessions
  • Skipping is less jolting on the joints than running
  • Jumping rope is a weight-bearing exercise, so it can help improve bone density and stave off osteoporosis
  • Skipping helps improve your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Skipping also aids your coordination and balance

Skipping Rope Workout - Fitness with PJ

Skipping Rope Circuit Workout

 

Skipping Rope Circuit Workout - Fitness with PJ

 

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