If your workouts need a little twist, try adding a Tabata circuit to your routine. It will help to improve your cardiovascular fitness, it's fast- if you're short on time and easy to do, as long as you have a stop watch or timer.
Check out this Fantasie Fitness Youtube video below for an Introductory Tabata Routine. Feel free to try it out as well. Enjoy!!
A cardio-vacular exercise used to get your heart rate up and work your lower body is called the Step Plyometric exercise. It is done for One (1) minute intervals and utilizes a step platform or any other 'step-like' apparatus.
Stand facing a vertical step platform with your right foot placed on top of it and your left foot on the floor behind it. Pushing off the right foot, hop up into the air and land with your left foot in the center of the box and your right foot on the floor. Repeat using alternating legs. Exhale each time you push off the bench. Keep a fast pace in order to get and keep your heart rate up.
Note: make sure you push off the foot that is placed on the step, not the foot on the floor. Always land with a slightly bent knee. Keep your abs tight and your pace fast.
Are you getting bored with your current cardio program? Tired of running on the treadmills or skiing on the eliptical? Why don't you pick up a jump rope. Using a jump rope for you cardiovascular training can get your heart rate up faster and allow you to make greater gains in a shorter space of time. Got 10 minutes? Try this Jump rope routine today to change things up.
In this section, you will find a collection of various exercises as well as tips and information on proper form.