Cardio Interval Routine

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Happy Tuesday Everyone – One day closer to the weekend…YAY!

Here’s a great cardio routine I do on alternate days to get in my share of cardio, which is extremely important! This will go really well along with my last routine I posted yesterday – https://stayfitchronicles.com/2013/10/28/no-rocket-science-basic-interval-training/

What you need?

  • Stop Watch
  • Some great workout music
  • Lots of stamina and determination

How to Perform It?

  • Non-stop
  • Slow jog during the 30 second rests in-between workouts

Total Duration – 25 to 30 minutes (depending on how quickly you are able to go through it)

# of Times – 4

Workout Routine

Slow jog – 30 seconds
Jumping Jack – 45 seconds
Slow jog – 30 seconds
Squat Upper Cuts – 45 seconds
Slow Jog – 30 seconds
Basketball Jumpshots – 45 seconds (These are squat jumps, but sideways)
Slow jog – 30 seconds
Squat jumps – 45 seconds Squat jumps
Slow jog – 30 seconds
Mountain Climbers – 45 seconds

Give this awesome workout routine a shot and let me know how you like it! And if you do, please give this post a THUMBS UP!

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About pallavisharma

Welcome to my blog! Apart from being a health and fitness freak, I love writing, and this blog is a perfect outlet for it. I am not a professional writer by any means, but would like to be someday, so I can inspire people far and wide. I am a project manager by day, and go to business school at night. I am happily married to the love of my life, and thoroughly enjoy being a stepmom to two of the most wonderful kids I know. The goal of my blog is just one word – INSPIRE. If I was able to help even one person enough to get them to change their life around for the better, I would consider myself extremely fortunate. I am super thankful to all my readers who have given me so much love and encouragement through the years. You guys rock! I will leave you with one quote – “Monotony is the awful reward of the careful. If you want to change and grow, you need to take risk” – John C. Maxwell

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  1. Hi Pallavi..,so i started my fitness regime since ystday. Nd dis time i m doin my exercise in d evenin after i return frm work cz i feel i hav relatively more time to devote on it in d evnings…I started d day wid whole bread (2slices) wid peanut butter…had a handful of peanuts at 11 am as mid mornin snack..for lunch i had brown rice khichdi (oil free) …came bk frm work at 6..had a banana..workd out for an hour…startin wid jumpin jacks..4 sets of 40 each…i did bicep curls etc..using a 1l bottle filled wid water as d weights…ended wid 2 sets of 25 situps…had a boiled egg white post workout….
    Wats ur opinion on my routine ?? Plz suggest me changes/improvements where required …
    Thanx..Madhur

    • Hey Madhu, thanks for writing to me! Firstly, congratulations on the new regime! You’ve taken the first step which most people have a hard time doing 🙂
      Secondly, I’d like to touch on few points-
      a). Diet – Your diet seems healthy and complete. You are integrating protiens and carbs in a good proportion, which is very important. Ensure that your portion sizes are small, and that you eat more frequently. The idea is to keep your metabolism going, so you burn fat through the day. Also ensure that you aren’t going hungry! Certain food items are better than others in terms of keeping you full longer.
      2). Exercise – I like that you are mixing your exercises up! Make sure your routine involves high and low heart rate exercises alternately. So if you are doing 10 jumping jacks, then do 10 squats, then do another 10 jumping jacks, and so on and so forth. The idea is to shock your body with quickly changing exercise routines, so your body always has to work harder to keep up.

      Other than that, great job! Good luck on your journey 🙂

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