Cardio Workouts That Get You Out of the Gym!

You may be like me and find that going to a gym after a while gets very boring. I find doing the same thing, being in the same place & environment can really kill my motivation.

I think it's great to change things up a bit. To get out of the gym. I'm not saying that going to the gym is a bad way to exercise. I just think people need to realise it's not the only way to work out.

Here's 2 ways of exercising out and about;-

Staircase Workouts -

You may be familiar with this, or you may not. All you need for this exercise is stairs! So you can use the stairs in your house, football stadium stairs, hotel stairs etc. Don't be afraid to do it in public places because if there's a lift I can almost guarantee there use that instead of the stairs.

Here's an example workout:

Warm up - Use the first couple of steps for this. Go up 2-3 steps at walking pace and then back down (backwards). Do this for 3-4 minutes.

Interval 1 - Start to increase speed here. Also each time you reach the bottom add another step. So start off with 2, then 3, then 4, and so on. I'd say don't go over 10 to begin with.

Interval 2 - Once you've done the 10th step & back down go back to a warmup for 3-4 minutes. This is an important rest period.

Interval 3 - Repeat interval 1 but increase the speed further.

Interval 4 - Again back to the warmup for a rest period.

Keep repeating these steps until you have nothing left to give. This workout if done right at an intensive level is a great way of burning fat.

This is a basic example. Why not try Making up your own routines.

Wind Sprints & Hill Sprints -

Find any open area suitable for running. All you have to do here is sprint. Try 40, 60 and 100 metre wind sprints. After each sprint rest long enough to catch your breath. Then sprint again. Try to complete around 6-20 wind sprints for a great workout.

Hill sprints are also great. Find any nearby hill and sprint from the bottom to the top as fast as you can. Then walk back down for a rest period. Do this as many times as you physically can.

These sprint workouts are amazingly effective for fat burning, muscle building. Any goal you have in mind this is going to help.

I hope this has helped you realise that you don't have to be in the gym for a great workout. Watch this space for more exercises you can do out the gym because there are loads I want to share with you guys.

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