5 fat-burning exercises that will make you love cardio again

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So you want to do cardio but you are sick of jogging, cycling or running on the treadmill ? Well have no fear, there’s a cure for common cardio.

In this post, I’ll show you how to burn fat and make cardio fun again using a resistance band. Adding a resistance band is a great way to add more intensity to your workout routine and burn more calories.

You can do these 5 exercises anywhere but you may find this easier in your garden or your local park. You can do them alone, with friends, or even with your dog!

Here’s how to get started:

Do each exercise from the list below for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds, then move to the next one.

Once you’ve gotten through the 5 exercises, that’s one round. Aim to complete the circuit for 3 to 5 rounds total, resting a minute between rounds.

Ready? Go!

1-Jumping jacks

Hold the resistance band in both hands straight up overhead. Make sure your hands are close enough to get tension on the band as you extend the arms out to sides of shoulders.

Pull the ends of the band as far apart as possible, squeezing your shoulder blades together and at the same time, jump the feet out in a jumping jack.

Repeat as quickly as possible for 45s then rest for 15s before moving to the next exercise.

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2-Side to side drill

It’s time to bring your inner child back!

Place the band in a straight line on ground. Starting from the far right end, quickly hop over the band keeping both feet together moving from one side to the other.

Go as fast as you can for 45s, keeping your knees soft.

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3-Running drill

If you find jogging boring, you will find running with a resistance band fun and challenging.

Fasten the resistance band to a pole and place the band around your waist.

Walk a few strides until you get enough resistance then run on the spot as fast as you can against the tension of the band.

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4-Side run drill

Attach the resistance band to a secured object. Again, walk forward until you get enough resistance from the band. Then jump a few strides to the side, pushing as far you can against the tension of the band. As you reach one end, squat down and touch the floor, then jump to the other side and repeat for 45s.

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5- Mountain climbers

Placing the band around your waist, start in a plank position, allowing enough resistance for the band. Keep your arms fully extended and hands under your shoulder. Then bring your knees as close to your chest as possible, pushing against the tension of the band while keeping a neutral spine. Go as fast as you can for 45s.

 

Now go and get your cardio! Try these exercises and let me know which one is your favourite.

8 Comments
  1. Hardy Har says:

    I LOVE your video examples! Makes trying to do these activities much easier!

    1. repnpepper says:

      Thank you Hardy! Let me if you have any questions!x

  2. Mackenzie says:

    I love how you have a demonstration on how to do each exercise, it defintely helps! Great post!

    1. repnpepper says:

      Thank you Mackenzie! I’m glad you like it! 🙂

  3. Mountain climber will make a man..or woman out of ya. They are no joke!

    1. repnpepper says:

      Hahaha it sounds like it’s coming from the heart! 🙂

  4. Cardio always seems to be the death of me. I’ve tried so many things and can’t find one I enjoy! I’m definitely going to try this stufff!!!!

    1. repnpepper says:

      Yeah go for it! Let me know how you get on 🙂

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