I decided to provide you with the complete beginner's guide to cardio for a number of reasons.
First, many people start out with their cardio workouts wrong and end up losing out on results they could be getting, and therefore they do not reach their fitness goals as fast as they possibly could be.
Secondly, I feel that no one really explains where to start out as a beginner with cardio and how to progress with their improving bodies to promote ultimate fat loss.
And lastly, there are key tips to proper cardio that no one seems to understand, including experts, and I wanted to clarify most of this and explain the importance of these cardio “secrets.”
All I want is to help you reach your true fitness goals and to help you burn fat permanently and dynamically through effective cardio. If you never knew where to start with cardio or you're looking for tips and secrets on how to improve your results, this is the guide for you, so pay very careful attention because this is where you'll start burning fat.
Never Start A cardio Session Without Stretching
What I tend to see with a lot of new beginners starting out looking to drop weight fast with cardio, is that they completely neglect stretching and jump right into their sessions.
This is a big mistake and you miss out on tons of results while increasing the chance of injury, which is bad if you want to stay committed to your workouts.
If you really want to get the most out of your cardio and promote fast calorie-burning, you need to simply take 5-7 extra minutes to stretch out and warm up your muscles prior to your cardio.
By doing this, you reduce any risk of injury, maximize your body's ability to perform longer and harder, and you prepare your body's natural fat burning processes and increase your metabolic rate prior to exercising.
The other thing is that you should stretch out 5-7 minutes after your cardio and cool down your muscles.
This helps them recover faster than what they were put through, typically improves your body's ability to deal with excess weight, and you treat the stress from your body which results muscle spasms and cramps after sessions.
So if there's one thing I'd like to stress, it's to stretch out as a beginner and never think your actual cardio is more important to burning fat than your stretching.
They're both equal and you will not get awesome results when you do one and not the other.
Increase Your Flexibility And Perform Flexibility Exercises
On the days that you do not perform cardio, or even the morning prior to your cardio workout, you should spend some extra time doing some flexibility training.
Most everyone (including myself) neglects flexibility and only focuses on muscle building and weight loss, which is not bad, but it puts them at risk later in their life as they get older.
Flexibility is absolutely key to just being able to live healthy and long and is especially important for promoting faster weight loss.
The key to real weight loss is to constantly find ways to improve your metabolic processes and calorie burning, and one of those ways is by improving flexibility.
I suggest you get your flexibility up by performing 5-7 minutes of powerful exercises whenever you have time.
By doing this, you'll see that you can go longer with your cardio, burn more calories, and your body will be able to accomplish so much more than if you did not have proper flexibility.
So, go out and take a gymnastics class or something, as long as you do something to increase your body's natural flexibility. There are so many flexibility exercises, but you just have to find the ones that work.
Start Off Slow And Progress To High Intensity Intervals
One of the most prominent problems with many individuals is their impatience. This includes me especially because I do not want to wait to get results, I want to do anything and take any magic pill I can get the Ultimate Fitness Results.
However, life just does not happen like that and you can not just expect to lose 50 pounds of excess fat in one day and build a toned, muscular body within a week.
Anyone that tells you that that is possible is just lying to you, and I do not want to fill your head with lies.
I want to give you the straight facts and let you know that it takes time to progress into hard cardio in order to lose massive amounts of weight, and it does take your dedication and commitment to get that point one day.
I'm not saying it's impossible, but I'm saying that you can not jump straight into cardio and run 5 miles with a 40 lb. weight vest on for your first day.
You have to slowly introduce your body into much harder work in order to burn more fat, but as a beginner you're going to have to start off slow.
For example, if you've been lazy for the past few years and rarely get off the couch, then it may be a good idea to start off with some slow, steady jump roping in order to get your body into the habit of working hard again to burn calories.
On the other hand, if you have some small ounce of physical activity that you perform on a daily basis like play basketball for an hour at your local gym, then you may be able to progress past the “beginner” stage and move into something a little more challenging.
All I'm saying is that you have to listen to your body and study yourself to know what your body can handle, and what you're going to slowly work up to.
I will say this though, once you work up to extremely high interval training and starting burning insane amounts of calories for weight loss, you'll see a dramatic increase in your results.
However, you have to be smart for now, start off slow and take those few weeks of getting your body used to hard work through cardio.
Yes, the awesome results will not be instant, but the way you're going to get amazing weight loss results is by slowly working your way up there.
No one said achieving your fat loss goal was easy, but it can be much easier if you do it right by starting off slow and often working up to harder cardio sessions. Trust me, this is when I learned how to be patient and the reward for patience is Ultimate Results.