Wednesday Workout: My Favorite Cardio Blasts {5 of them!}

Good morning! How’s your week going so far? I’ve got a fun post for you today, but before we get to that, did you catch my post last week on how do get your workout mojo back? I had a blast writing it and have received a lot of positive feedback from it, so I’m happy it helped!

Today, though, I’ve got 5 “Cardio Blast” workouts for you that will surely leave you “sucking wind”, as I appropriately named one of them! As I’ve mentioned before (and included in my UXF-inspired workouts), when I teach UXF Burn I include a cardio blast in between sets. I love it because the cardio blasts allow people to work at their own pace and really push themselves if they want to be pushed. I can also include a lot of different cardio exercises which helps to keep boredom and dread at bay.

My favorite cardio blasts include a pyramid format where you either work from 60 to 50 to 40 and so on until you get to 10 reps OR you work the opposite way where you go 10 reps to 20 reps up to 60 reps (usually a 60 second plank). However, today I’ve tried to give you a good variety using different formats and exercises so you can play around with all of them. They are great on their own if you’re looking for a quick cardio workout that will leave you winded, or they’re a great addition to a strength workout (either between sets or at the end). I hope you enjoy them as much as my members do…. 😉

Shoulder Burner Cardio Blast Core burner cardio blast Tabata Cardio Blast sucking wind cardio blast Burpees and High Knees cardio blast

Let me know if you try any of these! Also, big thanks to Athena for sharing her cardio finishers, which is where I got the idea for the Burpee and High Knees Cardio Blast- it’s such a fun (and challenging!) cardio format- I love it!

Questions for you: What’s your favorite type of cardio? Do you have a favorite format? Suggestions for a new cardio blast that I can include in my classes?

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Wednesday Workout: My Favorite Cardio Blasts {5 of them!}

  1. Kim says:

    These all look awesome – definitely going to try the burpees/high knees soon – just this morning I was thinking that I have been neglecting burpees lately.

  2. Suzanne Gagnon says:

    Hi Nick, I’m reminded of the t-shirt that said on the front”I hate Burpees”, and on the back said”Burpees hate you too–what a great slogan for someone like me!! We need to find that shirt! As you know, Dancing is my favorite kind of cardio–no surprise there! Mom

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