Get Your Cardio Fix

Haha, I just had to...

Pinterest isn't just useful for finding outfit ideas or recipe inspiration.

I use it all the time for fitness ideas - from individual exercises to full-on routines.

I actually enjoy planning my own gym circuit routines (click here, here and here for some previous ones I've posted), but I HATE planning cardio routines.

I do it sometimes, but mostly I don't like it because once I've planned it I know what's coming, and then I can dread it. Sounds crazy, but it's true! Cardio is all mental for me. I have to plug into my music and follow some specific instructions and then I'm fine.

So I browse Pinterest and grab cardio workouts from there instead of coming up with them myself.

I thought I'd share some of my favourite workout routines and guides that I've found over the months...

GLUTE CLIMB

  • I love doing incline climbs on the treadmill, so here's a great one to get those glutes fired up!

DO ANYWHERE WORKOUT

  • You can do this workout ANYWHERE - it combines strength moves and gets you to do them quickly and repetitively in a circuit to give you the cardio benefit:

COUNTDOWN CARDIO

  • Here's a fun workout for you - a countdown cardio workout! Start at 10, end at 1 - nothing could be easier, and you'll definitely break a sweat!

BASIC BUT TRUE

  • A basic cardio method that WORKS:

ELLIPTICAL FUN

  • I love the elliptical for how kind it is to your joints while still giving you a kick-a** workout! This is a great switch-it-up elliptical routine that won't leave you bored:

CARDIO GUIDE

  • Look, you should ALWAYS customize your workout to your own needs - but for a basic guide, this is pretty awesome:

INTERVALS INTRO

  • A quick intro to getting the most out of your cardio intervals:

JUMPING FOR JOY

  • Feeling in a jumpy mood? Get hopping - this one burns some nice calories while being pretty fun to do too!

QUESTIONS:

  • Do you ever turn to Pinterest for some fun cardio ideas?
  • What's your favourite to do - cardio or strength training?

**UPDATED to add: Angela at Oh She Glows just posted a couple of her own boredom-busting treadmill routines - check them out here!

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