Mistakes during Cardio Workouts

Everyone knows how to use cardio machines, and usually when a person hasn’t enough time to do a full workout, spends 20-30 minutes on cardio. However, learning how to use them properly is more important than the time you walk, clime or ride on the machine.

Here are the most common mistakes that you need to fix during cardio exercise and get the best results:

  1. Treadmill

Wrong: bouncing up and down is only going to hurt or tire out your joints and legs, you won’t be able to continue and give your best when you lose all of your energy in the first 5 minutes.

Right: Stretch before starting the treadmill. This is going to make your more flexible and will loosen your legs.

Tip: Don’t do steady, flat runs or walks, elevate the speed and incline to create intervals. This will provide more calorie burn.

  1. Stationary Bike

Wrong: Low or high seat can cause your joints and legs fatigue, or it can affect only your hips making your whole workout ineffective.

Right: Modify your seat so your legs are fully extended at the lowest point of the pedal rotation.

Tip: Differ the potency, change the speed of pedaling every 2-3 minutes.

  1. Stair- climber

Wrong: You rely on the handles, not using your power and strength to push harder while stepping.

Right: Instead of holding the bars nonstop, try resting your legs from time to time. Straighten your posture wish a slight leaning forward.

Tip: Challenge and encourage yourself to tougher workouts, see if you can increase your heart rate and prolong your training time on the stair-climber.

  1. Rowing Machine

Wrong: Hunching your back during the stroke.

Right: Sit tall with a stacked posture. Turn on your abdominal muscles and engage your core so your shoulders would relax. Keep your spine neutral.

Source:

www.womenshealthmag.com

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