Your Normal Boring Cardio Routine...
Boring cardio routines are overrated, in fact many of these boring cardio routines will not produce results at all. In my everyday workout, the cardio aspect was by far the most torturous part.
The fact is many people skimp out on it or don't do it at all, generally not because it is to difficult but because it is so lame.
The part that is unknown to most is the fact that simple cardio is actually not very effective at all.
Sitting on a treadmill or an elliptical machine for hours at a time doing cardio is not going to get you the results that you are expecting.
The most compelling evidence to the case that your boring cardio routine is not the answer is looking at who you would like to model your body after.
Many people look to pro athletes perhaps football players, fitness models and also actors and actresses for guidance to see what their ideal body would look like.
Do you think for a minute that these people are on a treadmill for hours a day? The short answer to that is NO.
If you do hours of cardio your body will end up looking like a long distance runner, and most people are looking for a more muscular frame than that.
The real solution to your boding cardio routine is interval fitness training. Interval training provides a ton of advantages when compared to your normal cardio.
By doing workouts at higher intensity with recovery time mixed in you will not only be shortening your workouts but also burning more calories and keeping a lot of that muscle that is so hard to build.
In fact there is research out there that shows that even if you were to do an hour a day of your normal cardio, such as treadmill or elliptical training you may only lose on average 6lbs a year.
Lets even say you are well above that average, lets say that you double that to 12 lbs a year. Is this enough weight to offset the fact that you have just spent over 300 hours on the treadmill?
If we look at another study, this shows that doing just 20 minutes of interval fitness training is as effective as 40 minutes of a cardio routine. So either way you look at it you can be getting a lot more bang for your buck doing interval fitness training.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to interval training. That is just not the case with your normal boring cardio routine.
The thing that I really think is a key element in interval training is the fact that you can combine your strength training and your cardio into one calorie blasting workout.
Normal cardio often uses your muscle fibres as fuel. The body is working hard and it is looking for the easiest thing to convert to fuel. After a prolonged period this becomes muscle fibre.
By combining various stimulates to the muscle and allowing it time to recover in between you will actually be building lean muscle. This lean muscle will actually work to burn calories even when you are at rest, and well after the workout is done.
Build the body that you have always wanted the right way, instead of building it with your boring cardio routine use interval fitness training instead.
Use different exercises in groups to constantly keep your body guessing, burning calories and building lean muscle. Your workout will never have been so effective.