Cardio machine queens and kings love treadmills and other machines to do cardio exercise. Although it is much better than doing nothing, you will get better and faster results doing your cardio on land. You get no help from the momentum supplied by machines.
If you want to further challenge yourself, burn more fat and really "lean out," then take your cardio act outside. There you will have to fight against gravity, inclines and wind.
So, here are 3 Butt Shaping Cardio Exercises on Land:
Note: Thankfully, all it takes is 20 minutes of interval cardio, 2-3 days a week to keep your heart healthy and burn fat...If you don't change up your cardio routine, your body will adapt and you'll be wasting your time. I know people who have done the same cardio routine for so long that repetitive stress injuries have set in!
1. Sprinting up stadium steps will get the job done. Doing interval cardio on stadium steps is simple: run up the steps and walk back down slowly. You might need a little more rest when you first start but that's okay.
2. Change up your cardio routine with lower body cardio blasts using bodyweight exercises like squats, mountain climbers, thrusters, squat jumps, step ups and lunges. Bodyweight exercises give you the dual benefit of strength and cardio. Busy people love this type of time-saving workout.
3. Sprint intervals on grass will torch the fat. Sprinting activates and shapes the bulkier, shapely fast-twitch muscle fibers. Just check out the sprinters at the next track meet you attend and see how toned their butt, hips and thighs are. Just run as fast as you can. The intervals should go something like this:
a. Run 50 yards
b. Walk back to starting line
c. Sprint 50 yards
d. Do this rotation for 20 minutes.
When this sprint workout gets easier to do, run on inclines to ramp up the intensity!
As easy as 1-2-3.....work your butt off!
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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES