Cardio equipment is in our gym for a reason! Adding cardio into your exercise routine has many benefits: strengthening your heart and lungs, increasing endurance and promoting fat loss.
Cardio machines are great for fat burning because the machine keeps you at the pace you set. When you workout outside you tend to slow your pace when you get tired whereas cardio equipment in a gym ensures you keep up.
Here are some tips for how to lose belly fat:
Treadmill Sprints: Alternating your speed while on the treadmill is a highly effective strategy for cutting fat. Alternate minute 1 at 50% followed by a minute at 95%. Repeat this series for 30 minutes. Make sure to warm up at a slow pace for 3-5 minutes and cool down at the end of your workout.
Elliptical Intensity: The elliptical is a great way to burn belly fat because you can increase your intensity without increasing the impact on your joints. Make sure you get your heart rate up to 70 to 80 percent of your max during your intervals. (220 - your age = maximum heart rate).
Rowing and Strength Interval: The rowing machine engages your legs, back, core and arms, delivering a full-body cardio workout. Plus, it doesn't put as much stress on your knees and hips as running does. Add strength exercises in between intervals for the best results.
Don't Forget About Your Diet: Research shows tracking your food in a food diary is one of the most effective ways to monitor your nutritional intake. Start a journal or try an app to keep tabs on what you eat.
The team at Fitness 120 can help you set up the best plan to burn belly fat.
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