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What are some good examples when losing belly fat and doing cardio?

Im working on losing weight and have been told to do cardio. So does anyone have any good examples when doing cardio, other than the normal running and walking? Mainly something that will target belly fat?

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5 Responses to “What are some good examples when losing belly fat and doing cardio?”

  1. Scotty J said :

    If you’re really concerned with belly fat, you need to be doing crunches and ab workouts in addition to the cardio. No Pain, No Gain!

  2. ZenNode said :

    You can not target fat loss

    The key is: Diet Diet Diet, then exercise:

    You need to eat 5-6 small meals a day. Eat some protein with each meal! Cut out all refined sugar!!! Also add more fiber. The fiber and protein will fill you up, helping you to cut down on your unhealthy eating. Also by eating more than 3 meals spread out through the day you will kick your metabolism in high gear. Here is a general meal for a day:

    Breakfast: 2 poached eggs
    whole wheat toast
    1/2 cup fruit

    Snack: Cottage Cheese with veggie

    Lunch: Turkey, lettuce, tomato, whole wheat bread sandwich
    1/2 cup fruit

    Snack: Protein Shake

    Dinner: Turkey Burger ( no bun )
    Side of brown rice
    Side of Broc.

    Then exercise regularly 4-5 days a week. Do both cardio and lifting. But on days that you do both. Do lifting before your cardio and you will maximize your fat burn. Cardio can be a sport: basketball, soccer, football, anything with losts of movement. Golf is a no no.

    So Example :

    Monday – 30 mins lifting then 1 hr cardio
    Tuesday – 1 hour lifting
    Wednesday – Rest
    Thrusday – 30 mins lifting then 1 hr cardio
    Friday – 1 hour lifting
    Saturday – Rest
    Sunday – 30 mins lifting then 1 hr cardio

    For exercises check out:

    They have hundreds of exercise video clips

    Also check out the XGen to randomly generate a workout routine. You have to sign up, but it is free.

  3. jennifer said :

    i ask myself that same question everyday.

  4. Lexis said :

    The best cardio exercise is simply the one you will do day in and day out consistently. Choose one which you enjoy doing and don’t be afraid to mix the exercises up. Interval cardio work consists of moving from one exercise to another in set time intervals. For example, you could do the elliptical trainer for 15 minutes, then switch to the stationary bike for another 15 minutes and finish off on the treadmill for the last 15 minutes. Interval training is a great way to keep everything fresh!

    There are two schools of though when it comes to cardio training. The “slow & steady” group and the “high intensity” group. These two groups breakdown like this:

    Slow & Steady Cardio

    Long duration (45min – 1 hour)
    Low intensity
    Burn fat and not carbs
    Preserve joints
    High Intensity Cardio

    Short duration (20min – 30min)
    High intensity (interval training)
    Burn tons of calories & rev up your metabolism throughout the day
    Treat cardio like weights – explosive movements (sprinting, etc)
    Our advice is to try both for at least 6 weeks and make sure to monitor your progress with a journal and take weekly photos of yourself to see if you’re truly losing body fat.

    Which Cardio Exercise Burns the Most Calories?
    Below are the top 10 cardio exercises which burn the most calories in 30 minutes.

    1. Step Aerobics – one of the most favorite cardio exercises preferred by women. Step Aerobics mainly target your legs, hips and glutes, and can burn approx. 400 calories in 30 minutes.

    2. Bicycling – stationary or outdoors is a great cardio exercises, depending on resistance and speed can but 250 to 500 calories in 30 minutes.

    3. Swimming – like cross-country skiing is an excellent cardio exercises as it is a full body exercises. Swimming is a great cross-training for other cardio activities. Doing the breast stroke can burn approx. 400 calories in 30 minutes.

    4. Racquetball – side to side sprinting makes racquetball and excellent cardio exercises. A 145-lb person burns over 400 calories in 30 minutes.

    5. Rock Climbing – is not only a cardio exercises, but also uses arm and leg strength and power. Rock Climbing can burn up to 380 calories in 30 minutes.

    6. Cross-Country Skiing – whether on a machine or outdoors on snow, is an incredible cardio exercises as it involves both upper and lower body. A 145 lb person can burn approx 330 calories in 30 minutes.

    7. Running – Running is an excellent cardio exercises because all you need is a pair of quality running shoes. Running burns serious calories. A 145 LB person can easily burn 300 calories in 30 minutes.

    8. Elliptical Trainer – is an excellent cardio exercises and a great way to build endurance. A 145 LB person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes.

    9. Rowing – is both a cardio exercises as well as giving your arms an incredible workout. 145 LB person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes.

    10. Walking – Brisk walking is a less strenuous form of cardio exercises. Walking can burn up to 180 calories in 30 minutes. Sprinting, adding hills or an incline can increase amount of calories burned.

    For the real high intensity cardio people out there who love the H.I.I.T training (High Intensity Interval Training), below are the top three cardio exercise which will provide amazing results!

    1. Jumping Rope – This is one of the simplest, yet most effective exercises one can do. In just 15 to 20 minutes, jumping rope will give you an unparalleled total body workout. Jumping rope is ideal for cardiovascular endurance and enhances performance in virtually any sport – tennis, basketball, football, skiing, volleyball and more. This simple exercise is also great for eye-hand coordination, lateral movement, foot and hand speed and agility.

    2. Sprinting – Sprinting not only burns HUGE amounts of calories while sprinting, it also keeps your metabolism flying for days after. Sprinting combined with running / jogging can bring amazing results

    3. Spinning – These high-intensity workouts to music simulate a challenging bike ride, complete with hills, valleys and varying speeds, all dictated by the group instructor.

  5. troubled said :

    cycling is one of the best cardio exercises without any impact on your feet. You need to pick a smaller gear and pedal faster. If you look at the professional riders they pedal at a rate of about 80 revolutions per minute to have good cardi and less strain on the muscles. You won’t be able to to that to start with but that is about what you should aim for.

    I used to be 105kg (16 stone) and just by cycling to and from work dropped to 80kg (11 1/2 stone) It was 10km (6 miles) each way


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