I'm looking to explore different forms of cardio as I am getting bored with basic treadmill, elliptical and bicycling. I do run outdoors as well as biking. What form of cardio would be ideal to target bodyfat loss? I guess I would be looking for more of conditioning type of cardio.
If you have access to a pool, try some swimming sprints. Low impact, full body work and great for conditioning. I always find swimming to be the hardest test for me breathing wise because you have to time your breathes. If you screw up your stroke you gotta push yourself without that freely available oxygen when doing other types of cardio.
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Also, sports like playing basketball with freinds, sprints, prowler pushing, sled pulling, hill sprints, hiking in the mountains, strongman medleys, and one of my favorites; Escape from L.A.
Did you see the movie Escape from L.A.? Go to the basketball court (with ball), set a timer for 10 minutes, and see how many free-throws you can make. Shoot the ball, shag the ball, return to the line, and shoot again (move fast). Try to beat your score every time you do it. It's pretty fun.
- Sports (Basketball, Baseball, etc.)
- Yard Work (mowing the lawn, raking leaves, cutting down trees)
- Kayaking or Swimming
- Jump Rope
- Running Stairs
- Concept2 Rower
- Sled Drags or Prowler Push
Another alternative would be to simply change up your rep ranges and throw in some super-sets or giant sets at the end of your weight training workouts.
I've done OR's Escape from L.A. it's a good cardio work. I took my auto rebounder off the basket so it didn't come back to me. I've also started doing a lot of the movements from Tom's write up on gym complexes, been good so far.
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