Cardio Workouts

"The first rule of Zombieland: Cardio.  When the zombie outbreak first hit, the first to go, for obvious reasons... were the fatties."
-Zombieland (2009) 

You just never know when all those cardio workouts are going to come in handy.  But if you haven’t needed superior cardio fitness to survive a zombie outbreak (yet), there are lots of other nice benefits.  You will get to experience the benefits of burning fat, losing weight, looking great, feeling great, getting your cholesterol right, and lowering your blood pressure just to name a few. 

Plus you will be ready just in case.

There is really nothing un-cardio about a boot camp workout.  Boot camp workouts are cardio almost from beginning to end.  There are a lot of bodyweight strength exercises involved but they are always mixed in with a lot of running, sprinting, jumping, crawling, and plenty of other things designed to tire you out.

If you are a rabbit and love to run, here you go.  You will still have to do some strength work so don’t get too comfortable.  If you’re a strength oriented person and kind of a tank when it comes to running, you’re still in the right place.  If you get the rabbit and the tank together and have them both run carrying a cement paver, they suddenly get a lot more even.

This is the work that makes you FIT.  This isn't the same old 4 mile loop around the neighborhood, and it's not the same old 3 sets of 10 in the gym.  This is the work that will turn you into a beast.  For more detail on just how much these workouts can turn your beast mode on, read the section on "Combining Cardio with Strength Training Exercises" on the Boot Camp Workout page.  The effectiveness of these workouts can be startling.

Prove it to yourself by doing these workouts for a while and then have your buddy who strictly runs or the one who just lifts come do a Spartan race with you.  You will leave them in the dust (or mud).

Getting Started 

Low Impact Cardio

Low Impact Cardio

If you are just starting out, the BEST thing you can do is pick an activity that you already like to do.  If you enjoy it, you will do it.  Here are some ideas you can start with today.

Best Cardio Workouts

Best Cardio Workouts

That You're Not Doing

Here are some of the best cardio exercises that you're not doing.  These short routines may change the way you look at cardio work.

Fat Burning Cardio

Fat Burning Cardio

These workout ideas will make you rethink spending 40 minutes on the treadmill.

10 Minutes of Cardio

10 minute cardio workout

10 Minute Cardio Routine

Train in high intensity short bursts with these quick hitting 10 minute cardio workouts.

20 Minutes of Cardio

20 Minute Cardio

20 Minute Cardio Routine

These 20 minute workouts are definitely intense, and they are also scalable.  You won't believe how many great ideas you will see on this page.

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