Welcome to GB Personal Training and the home of Cardio Workouts. Here you can find out why your body is such a powerful tool and how to use Body Weight Exercises to get the maximum amount of results whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert. This site is jam-packed full of information about Cardio Workouts for beginners to advanced athletes so get stuck in and enjoy.
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Before You Start
Cardio Workouts using just your own body weight for resistance can be very demanding. As with everything in life it is best that you start at the beginning and develop a good foundation level before attempting any of the harder exercises. Starting at the beginning will enable your body to adapt slowly and prevent any undue injury that “diving in at the deep end” can cause.
If you have never exercised in this way before than I suggest you get medical clearance first and then take it steady until you build up a solid foundation.
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Cardio Workouts for beginners should be built upon a solid foundation of 3 Exercises, the Squat, the Lunge and a Core Exercise. This doesn’t mean that every cardio workout will be limited to these 3 exercises it just means that you should try to become proficient at these first.
Mastering both of these Body Weight exercises can take time but it is well worth the effort. Becoming proficient at these basic exercises will not only strengthen your body against injury but also generate some fantastic results.
In fact, the Squat and Lunge are 2 of the most fundamental movements that we possess. We Squat every time we sit down and we Lunge whenever we climb a set of stairs.
Once you have mastered these 2 fundamantal exercises then you can progress onto some of the more advanced body weight exercises that are built upon these movement patterns. The Yog Squat, Squat Thrust, Burpee, Fast Mountain Climbers, Slow Mountain Climbers, Dirty Dogs, and Cossacks all have their movements based in the 3 fundamental exercises.
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As I mentioned earlier, cardio workouts using just your body weight can be very demanding. You can expect the whole cardio workout to be finished in under 20 minutes and usually under 10 minutes.
Cardio Workouts do not separate parts of the body. Instead the workouts are more functionally designed meaning that the whole body is used for every single movement, just like in nature. This type of training has many advantages but most importantly each exercise uses hundreds of muscles rather than just a few. The more muscles you use the more oxygen you need and so the harder you have to work.
In other words you will get more done in less time!
When you begin your cardio workouts it is very important that you start off steady and with the correct exercises. Starting in this way and avoiding crazy cardio workouts will prevent you from getting injured but also ensure that you get the maximum amount of results for the minimum amount of time invested.
Once you are comfortable with the beginners workout and have mastered the basic exercises of the Squat, Lunge and Core exercise then you can move onto more advanced cardio workouts.
12 Week Workout Programs
Learning cardio exercises and practicing cardio workouts is great but in order to get some serious results you need a structured program. I recommend 12 weeks as the perfect time to plan ahead and give your workouts the structure they need.
Following a structured program will ensure that your cardio workouts evolve as you evolve and you will not hit any progress plateaus. Remember that the body adapts quickly and in order to keep the changes coming you will need to modify you workout logically.
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