A.M. Cardio Routine
This will probably be one of the toughest regimens you’ll attempt. It’s not about being too difficult, or exhausting. It’s a mental challenge that requiring discipline; not because this routine is cardio, but because you need to do this same routine every morning. We loathe exercises of this nature, the monotony of it and having to build motivation to go do it right when you wake up. The toughest thing about this is sticking with it. But, when you do make this part of your daily routine you’ll see vast improvements across the board. Performing this routine first thing in the morning on an empty stomach requires you to use stored fuel (body fat). So, in the course of a week you’ll see greater results compared to performing this routine at other times of the day, or compared to not doing this exercise at all. Aside from physical results, you’ll also notice it really gets you going for the rest of the day; it improves your mood, gives you more energy, and at the same time is very relaxing. It takes about two weeks to make something new part of your daily routine, so stick with it and know that whatever the case is; someone else is putting in the work, getting the results, and improving their self image. Endure and that someone else will be you.
HIIT: 1 min Full Sprint/1 min Walk
Walk: 40-50 min
Ab exercises: 4 Sets of 10 Reps
Notes [Parts that need a little more explaining]:
Follow the workout in the order as shown. Regarding the warm-up, follow along with the video and performing each position once is sufficient. Choose to either perform the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or Walking. If you choose the HIIT start with sprinting for one minute and then walk for one minute, that’s one round. Perform 6 rounds. If you choose to walk, try to perform at an incline. For the ab exercises, rest for 10 seconds between sets. Supplement this routine with a strength training regimen later in the day to enhance your calorie burning efforts and increase muscle size. With all of these exercises, when performing a movement you’re not familiar with, always begin by performing at a lower rep range and focus on the quality of the movement. Good luck and be safe!