Cardio workouts like running are an amazing part of any workout routine. Combined with the HIIT workout, they are extremely effective for losing fat fast and efficiently.
What is the best form of cardio workouts to get lean?
You probably know that you should be getting some cardio exercise every day but that’s where things get confusing. You want to work out and be healthy, but how do you start? Let’s first address the most important thing that will make all the difference in your fitness journey: your mindset. The first rule of how to lose weight and exercising is that the workout that you will do is the best workout. But once you get to a place where you can consistently work out, different types of workouts will make very different impacts on your results. And the unquestionable number one cardio workout to get lean is… running.
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Can cardio workouts be a full body workout?
Absolutely. A cardio workout can be a full body workout. Many HIIT workouts serve as both cardio workouts and full body workouts that raise your heart rate, tone your muscles, burn fat and get you lean all at the same time. High intensity cardio workouts and HIIT workouts can save you a lot of time because they deliver the greatest results in the least amount of time.
Why is running one of the best cardio workouts?
It’s cardio workout. It’s a full body workout. It is an ab workout, a leg workout, and an arm workout all while being a HIIT workout at the same time. An added bonus is the meditative aspect of running as well. It gives you the biggest bang for your buck, so to speak. And just check out the physique of any serious runner – you will see that they are lean and have functional, toned muscles. There is no bulk or extra weight on them – because that would make running extremely difficult.
How quickly can I get lean using running as my cardio workout?
A unique aspect of this type of HIIT workout is seeing how quickly your body improves its fitness (and appearance.) Because the run is such a complete workout, your body has no choice but to adapt to make it easier for you to move in this way.
How do I get started with running as my cardio workout?
Just start. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes. Run for 5 minutes, then walk for 10 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times. In another week try to run for 10 minutes, then walk for 10 minutes. Eventually you will build up to being able to run the entire time of your cardio exercise and you will feel amazing. The most important thing is the mindset of actively improving your performance. In each cardio workout, you are trying to go for longer or trying to go faster.
What if I hate running and want to do different cardio workouts?
If you think running is boring, then you can try to spice it up by doing various workouts – not just one long run at the same speed. To make things interesting, we have several track and treadmill workouts that you can do as part of the Mission Lean program. They will get you to improve no matter what level you are at.
But before you make any negative judgments about running, give it a try for one month first. Commit, see what happens, and maybe you will like your results so much you will become a lifelong runner and make this your preferred cardio workout.