Different Types of Cardio for Different Types of People
The more dedicated you are to your training, the more likely you are to get positive results. The law of averages; put more in, get more out. But, we should not ignore the fact that some people are low responders to certain cardio exercise programs, whereas others are high responders.
So, if you’re a low responder, then this could mean that you that you will get less results than others who are on the very same program.
But just because your body may be a low responder in one form of cardio exercise, does not mean you will be a low responder in all other forms of cardio exercise. For example, if you find that you’re not good at running, you may be equipped for a different type of cardio exercise.
So the solution here is that 1) there is no one-size-fits-all training plan and 2) you shouldn’t look at every situation where results aren’t coming (while others doing the same program are seeing results) and automatically think it’s a case of “not training hard enough.”
Put simply, if you suspect that you aren’t responding as well to a particular type of cardio, rather than give it up, or push yourself beyond your capacity— which often leads to you over training and even injury— simply try a different form of cardio.
Various Different Types of Cardio
It is important to “train hard,” BUT hard work isn’t everything; it’s your individual response to it. The top cardio methods to try in your gym is the elliptical trainer aka cross trainer, treadmill, rower, stepper or the bike. However if this does not seem to be creating the response you’re looking for then I suggest try something different like Spinning, Boxing / Boxercise, Kickboxing classes. These classes are about 40 minutes long and are a great and fun way to burn fat in a short duration of time.
With Boxing or Kickboxing: Put on a pair of boxing gloves and find a heavy bag. Hit the heavy bag using the 2, 3 and 4 strike punches, kicks or knees combinations for rounds of 2 – 3 minutes in length. Rest 60 seconds between each round and try to perform 5 -10 rounds in a given workout.
Sprints on a Hill – Find a steep hill and run up the hill for 30 seconds as fast as you can and then walk back down to your starting point whilst catching your breath. Do this for 10 times.
Run up Stairs – Find a stadium or local high-rise building and hit the steps. Run up the stairs and walk down it as many times as you can in 15 – 20 minutes.