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New Gym Workout

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Decided to try something new and I really like it – plan to do it two or three days each week

10 min. cardio warm up (of choice)
Circuit 1 – Strength training exercises (no rest between exercises)
5-10 min. cardio
Circuit 2 – Strength training exercises
(same bodyparts, but change 2 or 3 of the exercises)
15 min. cardio

If time allows I'll do another circuit –
Circuit 1 – Strength training exercises (no rest between exercises)
12-15 min. cardio

Each cardio during the workout is different (could be stairs - the revolving ones, the the stair stepper; Precor Elliptical - without the arms; treadmill - speed intervals; Cardio Wave; or Stationary Bike)

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    Good for you Doris, looks like your still kicking butt!

    4184 days ago
    I have set up a lot of my clients up on similar programs if their primary goal is overall conditioning and weight loss...15 min cardio, followed by 30 min of fast paced strength training (20-25 sets), followed by 15 min cardio of a different exercise. This goes against conventional wisdom, but it keeps the heart rate up throughout and leads to less burnout during a long cardio routine. Plus I think they work harder on the cardio knowing it isn't going to last as long. The " cardio sandwich" we call it!

    Good Luck!
    4184 days ago
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