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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Beginner friendly cardio plan

I've been asked recently about a cardio plan for very beginner exercisers. Sometimes folks aren't quite ready to go right out and workout for 30+ minutes. Having a plan to build up is so Important to stay motivated and minimize injury.  
I'm going to post each week with a new workout guide to help for your first four weeks. 

This plan works with all types of cardio activity--it works for walking outside, cycling on an exercise bike, walking on the treadmill or doing the elliptical. 

Warm up with about 3-5 min of marching in place, walking up and down a couple of stairs, modified jumping jacks, etc. 

Try taking a sip of water or giving yourself a compliment during each rest period. 

Play good music to keep you going!

Try to think of your posture throughout your exercise. Not only is it Important for your muskuloskeletal system but it's essential for proper breathing. Your lungs can't fully expand if you are slumping forward. 

Do a few min of stretching after you finish your cardio. 

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