Cardio workout means activating major muscle groups with high intensity during a period of time. Cardio exercise is any type of exercise where the heart rate increases. You need cardio exercises for any workout programme to be successful, not just to burn fat, but for the overall well being. Cardio exercise burns fat while cardio fitness gives you endurance and ability to preserve in sports and in life. Cardio exercise can take any form - running, cycling, swimming, treadmill, stairs climbing, rope skipping, aerobic, speed walking...
The simple philosophy behind weight loss is to burn more calories than you take in. So, if you want to lose weight, your workout plan needs to include a cardio workout of at least 30-35 minutes, two to four times a week. You will get the best fat loss results by running at a pace of around 70% of the maximum pulse. You can calculate your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220 then multiplying that number by 0.7. Morning is the best time to do a cardio exercise. That’s when your metabolism is at its best, and your body will be burning calories throughout the day.
The benefits of cardio exercise:
- stronger heart and the whole cardiovascular system,
- greater lung volumes,
- stronger muscles and tendons,
- burns fat and shapes body,
- faster metabolism,
- lower cholesterol,
- better cerebral circulation,
- improved digestion,
- lower stress,
- better immune system.
The professional cardio equipment you can use in our studio:
- LifeFitness treadmill
- Octane Fitness elliptical trainer
- (Concept 2) indoor rower
- Cardio boxing (freestanding punchbag, focus mitts, gloves)