Archives for Cardio


The Health Benefits of Cricket

by Editorial Team July 24th, 2014| Cardio
Ask your average American today whether they play cricket, and the response will most likely by one of confusion or amusement; possibly both. But in fact, the sport of cricket was once a very popular pastime in the United States (that is, until it was superseded by golf and
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Kayak for Cardio

by Joe Lawrence July 17th, 2014| Cardio, Outdoor
Recently, I wrote an article about getting in some cardio while on vacation. It was targeted at the triathlon exercises of biking, running, and swimming. I know these are not everyone’s cup of tea for various reasons. However, there is another avenue to explore that I have been able
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Fun Vacation Cardio Workouts

by Jessica B. July 10th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
It can be tricky keeping up your exercise routine while you are on vacation, but don’t give up hope. There are a ton of really easy exercises you can do no matter where you are. Here are some of my favorite rather portable workouts. Make sure you talk to
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Cardio on the Go: Exercise Plan For Your Vay-Cay

by Marnie Bii July 3rd, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you're traveling for work or pleasure, you might be wondering how to avoid losing your progress while you're away from the gym. This is especially true if you want to go out to dinners and enjoy cocktails without dealing with a severe caloric deficit. Continuing your cardio routine
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Get In Condition: Exploring Pull Up Variations

by Marnie Bii June 26th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Are you looking for a way to incorporate back strengthening activities into your calorie-burning cardio workouts? Well, look no further. You can set up a full pull-up regimen that takes care of both these goals in one fulfilling workout.

There are many different pull up types to try that target

Swimming Laps for a Healthy Heart

by Joe Lawrence June 19th, 2014| Cardio
Swimming has long been sold as one of the best, if not the best, full body work outs. Every muscle group is worked. The required discipline to control your breathing makes it an excellent way to increase the body’s ability to use oxygen. And the cardio benefits are outstanding.

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Cardio Exercises That Target Your Back

by Jessica B. June 12th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you are looking for a good cardio workout to tone up your back and help increase your cardiovascular health, there are a few good options out there. Many of these exercises do require a gym or a pool membership, but there are a few you can even do

Cardio for your Back: Bodyweight HIIT Training

by Marnie Bii June 5th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you want to work your back muscles while doing some cardio, consider this ladder workout using HIIT principles. HIIT routines focus on short, yet high intensity intervals broken up by short rest periods. At less than thirty minutes total, you can work brief ladder workouts into your day
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June’s Fitness Focus

by Editorial Team June 1st, 2014| Cardio
This month our cardio and strength training articles will have the same focus- working on our backs.  Although we may not often think about exercises that strengthen our backs, they truly are key.  A strong core, which includes abs and back, is vital to good health and strength.  Be
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Combining Arm Exercises With Stationary Cycling

by Marnie Bii May 29th, 2014| Cardio, Indoor
You can turn your stationary recumbent bike rides into a full body workout by incorporating arm exercises. Using your entire body during workouts increases the efficiency of cardio routines.

As you move your arms while pedaling furiously, your heart rate climbs higher. This results in a more efficient workout, which
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Seven Rounds of Cardio Arm Workout

by Joe Lawrence May 22nd, 2014| Cardio, Indoor
Recently, I was asked to write an article about a cardio workout focused on the arms. Honestly, I was perplexed and had nothing in my repertoire for this. So, I went to the fitness drawing board. My goal was to keep the arms moving, work up a sweat, and
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Great Swimming Workouts

by Jessica B. May 15th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you are looking for a good cardio workout that also helps boost arm strength, swimming is one of the best things out there. Soft on your muscles, you can swim even when injury stops you from performing many other sports. Here are a few great ways to work

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