Kill the long cardio before it kills you!

Did you know that you can get a much better cardiovascular benefit in 8 minutes than you could ever get on treadmill trudging along for 30-60 minutes?  Don’t think so?  I dare you to try this.

  1. Warm yourself up with some movements like 10 pushups, 10 situps, 10 squats 3 times.
  2. Set a timer in front of you for 8 minutes. 
  3. For the first 20 seconds, do the most squats you can. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat this for 8 cycles.
  4. For the next 8 cycles, do the most pushups you can in 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. 

You’ll be completely out of gas, and likely want to know who the hell devised such a thing. It’s called Tabata. Once you’ve done that, ask yourself if you’ve every felt that blasted from a treadmill.  Chances are no unless you do sprints on a treadmill. If you do that, don’t! Holy cow! That’s dangerous!  Imagine the fall if you stepped off the belt.

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