February 19, 2014

Combine Cardio and Strength Training

The idea is to get the most out of your workout in the least amount of time.  A healthy fitness routine combines both cardiovascular exercise and strength training.  The goal is heart strengthening, fat burning, aerobic and muscle toning in your workout, by combining movements and taking little to no time in between.
  • "Burpee": combines resistance and cardiovascular exercise--start standing and then drop into a pushup stance and throwing your feet back, do a pushup and then pull your feet under your chest and jump back into the standing position and clap your hands above your head.  
  • Alternate half minute stints of as many pushups you can do with half minute air punches while jogging in place.
  • Do your normal machines, but do the sets in rapid progression, stopping only to switch machines or positions, so that the rapidity creates an increased heart rate.
By combining strength movements with speed, you create maximum benefit in the least amount of time!

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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