Cardio Boost 1

Part of a Mini Series I named “Cardio Boost” -Stretching- 5-10 minutes. A must have for every workout, whether an athlete or just trying to get in shape, you need to always have some elasticity before you get your body pumpin’. You wouldn’t want to tear any muscles, or get any cramps, trust me stretching is crucial. If you have access to a steam room or sauna, I would use them, to also warm your body temperature and get your mind into the zone. Complete each with intensity, stay at about 70-85% of your maximum heart rate. Rest between sets, maximum 25 seconds. -1 minute jump rope Just a smooth rhythm, not too fast not to slow, eventually if you can kick it up a notch, some one legged movement and foot skipping is a must try. Makes the jumping actually enjoyable. -10 Pullups After a while you’ll notice a trend of mine is doing pullups. Once you master them you will never not want to use them, they target your core upper muscles, and a brilliant staple to all workouts. Second set, if you can isometrically complete a pullup, do 4-6, otherwise complete the ten. -10 Forward Standing Lunges I star off with 10 each leg, no weight. Remember you need to keep your body stretched! These will get the blood flowing for some additional leg movement. Second set, use a dumbbell or plate of comfortable weight, hold out in front of your chest and spin it the direction of which leg your stepping forward and -20 Rep Curls For this I start off with a target minimum...