Crank the music, continually mix it up, and keep your workouts fun and exciting. Team myHMB ambassador Philita Scholz shares how she keeps her cardio fun.
Cardio gets a bad reputation in the weightlifting community. It’s compared a lot to lifting weights and many arguments state that cardio just won’t give you the results of long-term body fat loss like lifting does.
For years, when I was focused on building muscle, I didn’t do as much cardio as I should have. Either way, cardio is a necessary part to a healthy cardiovascular system and can be a lot of fun, if you make it that way.
Some people think group classes are fun or walking/running with a partner. I personally love my cardio on the treadmill because I switch up my pace, incline, and exactly what I’m doing on the treadmill. Sometimes I am doing sprints, other times I am trying to build my endurance, and sometimes I am switching from running sideways, to backwards, to the other side. Remember it doesn’t have to be a treadmill either. You can apply the same idea to a bike, a rower, an agility ladder, or running outside on stairs, in sand or on hills. I push myself to sprint faster or run longer. It’s a fun challenge to me….and I forgot to mention, I keep the music loud and fun. My music is what really makes the workouts fly by because every sprint I change the song to match the pace I want to hit. It’s hard to not have fun when you feel like you’re at the club dancing, even on a Monday morning!