Losing weight can be a real struggle for even the most fit person.
Everyone is different and we all have different body shapes, different lifestyles and I think it’s safe to say that in this day and age, we’re all very busy.
One of the biggest excuses we tend to come up when trying to get into shape is “I just don’t have time!”.
Admit it, you’ve probably made this very excuse to yourself or to a friend…am I right?
Here’s the thing, most of us think that we have to spend hours in the gym everyday when really all we need is a good 30 minutes of the right exercises.
I’m sure you could easily squeeze 30 to 40 minutes of working out in your day, if not you may need to toughin up on some time management skills.
Knowing which cardio workouts to do in that short amount of time is key so listen up if you want to lose weight.
For those of you who are looking for a plan that will yield great success, you should try this simple 4 Fat-Blasting Cardio Workout Plan.
Before you start, I recommend warming up for at least 5 minutes. Get some blood pumping and stretch those major muscles.
Let’s get started!
Cardio Workout #1 -Start with the Stairmaster
If you want the weight to drop off quickly, you should start your fat blasting cardio workout plan with the stair master.
Fortunately, for people who already have this piece of equipment in their homes, they do not have to leave their residence to get started.
But for those who hit the gym, most gym’s will have a stairmaster – if not, maybe you should consider changing gyms!
The stairmaster is great because you can burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time and it’s a very effective method of getting the heart rate up with intensity since it simulates the movement of climbing up lots of steps.
Perform this exercise for 10 minutes at high intensity.
Cardio Workout #2 Move on to the Plyometrics
Plyometrics are well known for being very challenging since it gets the person’s heart pumping quickly.
But don’t let that put you off because if you want results, you have to put the hard work in.
If you’re unfamiliar with Plyometrics, all it really stands for is “Jump training”.
Add some Plyometric exercises like jumping jacks, box jumps and some squat jumps into the mix and you will burn a LOT of calories!
Ohh and here’s a quick tip to make these super effective: Repeat each exercise in quick iterations.
For instance, the person may do jumping jacks for 20 seconds, then rest 20 seconds and repeat over again to get the best results.
Best of all, you don’t need any fancy gym equipment and you can pretty much do these anywhere!
Do these for around 10 minutes.
Cardio Workout #3 Jump Rope
Even though jump rope may sound like child’s play, it is not.
Walk into any boxing gym and you see some one skipping, not just for their foot work but because skipping is an amazing cardio workout.
In fact, learning how to jump rope for even short periods of time is well known as being an excellent fat blaster.
And if you’re not used to jumping rope, don’t expect to pick it up straight away. Just practice, you’ll be surprised how fast you’ll pick it up and you will also work up a sweat from trying…
Once you get into the rhythm and can skip, try and add some variations like cross overs and double jumps to increase the intensity.
Jump rope for 10 minutes and watch the heart rate go up, the sweat pour out and the struggle to get a breathe 🙂
Best of all, a skipping rope costs a few dollars and you can skip just about anywhere.
Cardio Workout #4 Finish it off with a run to the finish line..
Running is a great way to get the heart pumping and it’s probably one of the most popular cardio workouts there is.
You can run on a treadmill, on the field and track or you can do what I do and run home from the gym.
If you don’t do much running then you can always start off with a fast walk and progress into a jog until you’re fit enough to run.
Now, when I say run, I mean a fast jog. We’re not doing sprints and we’re not jogging – Running is in between the two.
Jogging is great and it will get your heart rate up but if you increase the speed and run you will burn fat faster.
Run for 10 minutes to finish off the routine.
You can do short bursts if you like with short rests in between.
As your fitness level gets better, you’ll be able to run for longer.
Do these 4 cardio workouts 3 times a week for the ultimate fat blasting cardio workout.
Ummm, what are you doing still reading?
Get your butt into gear and get to the stairmaster NOW!!