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I’m just a dude, so what do I know… But I’m trying to understand the 90 minute treadmill workout. I know that cardio is important and that after finishing a cardio workout I feel like I’ve worked hard and accomplished something, but cardio alone just won’t cut it! I was at a gym a couple years ago and saw a woman that was literally on the treadmill for 90 minutes, I just don’t get it! I mean she was working hard! This wasn’t one of those women that you see that are walking and checking their email on their blackberry, this woman was running – her hair in a low pony, long sleeved t-shirt tied around her waste to cover up embarrassing sweat marks (you didn’t think we knew about that did you), just going at her 90-minute treadmill workout. Apart from being unbelievably boring and a lot of hard work, long cardio workouts are definitely not the most effective workouts.
Here are a few things to think about when coming up with efficient workouts:
**Cardio After Lifting – Cardio is great after you’ve completed the rest of your workout, you’ll be a little sore and your body will be ready to drop those lb’s.
**Try a treadmill workout – Just because you’re on the treadmill doesn’t mean that you have to be running/walking for an hour. Try Treadmill workouts that encourage you to jog then sprint then jog again. This kind of workout is great in the cardio department and you’ll definitely be feeling it!
**Maintain an elevated Heart Rate – The cardio element comes into play because your heart rate is elevated, this can also be achieved by limiting rest in between other exercises, like on those machines that you see at the gym.
Hopefully you’ll find these tips useful, but I’m just a dude, so what do I know…
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