Cardio Rejuvenated - Calvin Lovig
There are plenty of times that I have been in the middle of a fitness related conversation, and the topic of cardio gets brought up. With how often I see it get brought up, people know that it’s important, but don’t always know how to make it refreshingagain. Below I will discuss some of my ways to break through the mundane drags of cardio.
When it comes to cardio, I will be the first to tell you that it’s not my favorite, but we all have to find a way to get it done. So when it seems to get boring and you get unmotivated, try one of these and see how it works for you!
1) Mix Up the Music – No matter your music of choice for your workout routine, try and mix it up a few days a week. Even if it’s something you’ve never heard or something you don’t normally listen to. You may be surprised how much it effects your workout!
2) Don’t Be Scared to Try Something New – Whether you’re into running, biking, swimming, high intensity circuits, or any other type of cardio activity, try something different! There have been numerous times where I’ve really started to enjoy cardio again just from switching up what kind of cardio I do.
3) Run with a Partner – Taking someone with you on your next run can really give your run some life. Or, if you usually run with people, go enjoy a solo run. This isn’t something that needs to be done every time, but every now and again it can help push you to that next level.
4) Run at Different Times - When nothing else seemed to work, I always decided to get up early the next day and run before I started my day for good. That instant body shock from getting up that early and getting my heart rate up gave me an extra kick of adrenaline for a little while. This really ended up reinvigorating my cardio sessions. Same goes for if you’re usually a morning runner, try it in the afternoon, if possible!
Any of these four things could be the key to your next cardio session! Give any of these 4 tricks a try the next time you fall into a cardio slump.
Calvin Lovig - Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer