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Back to Basics: 11 Ways to Build Your Best Cardio Workout

Looking for the best cardio workout? Here's 11 ways to build your own.

6. Sprint:

Incorporate them either into your normal run or as its own workout session.

> Sprints rev the metabolism and actually can assist will building muscle in the legs.

7. Mix in Exercises:

Try mixing in bodyweight exercises in-between your run.

> This will break up a "boring session" and add a strength-building component to your workout.

8. Fight That Little Voice:

Ignore that voice in your head that tells you to slow down, take a break, or just flat out quit.

> Fitness is a discipline, learn to embrace the work.

9. Cool Down:

Bring your heart rate back down.

> This will improve your recovery process and progressively slow the body down after an intense session.

10. Keep Track:

Keep a workout log of how much weight you lift? Keep track of how far you went and the tempo used to get there.

> Numbers don't lie, documenting your progress will keep you in tune with what works, and with what doesn't.

11. Get Consistent:

One great cardio session has never gotten anyone anywhere. One great month of them have.

> Get into a routine and stick with it. Develop a process from warm-up to cool down.

For even more great information on the most effective ways to do cardio, check out the bible of metabolic training, Warrior Cardio, by the creator of the Training for Warriors system, Martin Rooney.

About the Trainer: John Annillo, C.S.C.S

John Annillo is the Director of Operations of Training for Warriors, which has over 30 locations around the world. For more on John follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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