Kick start your calorie burn and up your heart rate with these simple tips you can incorporate into your go-to strength training routine.
Resistance training and cardio exercise can indeed co-exist. In fact, blending them together creates the ideal time-saving gym session. All you have to do is make a few intensity-amplifying tweaks to your existing strength workout and it can drive up your heart rate, burn more calories and improve your cardiovascular health, says New York City-based trainer Laura Miranda, DPT, CSCS, exercise physiologist. Get started on getting more from your workout by following these six strategies that marry weights and cardio. You just might find you’re having more fun, too.
6 Tips for Turning Up the Cardio on Your Strength Workout
1. Vary your rest.
2. Hold weights in both hands.
3. Pepper in plyometrics.
4. Lighten your load.
5. Try a two-fer.
6. Go beyond everyday exercises.