There could be much apparent reason why one would sign in for an exercise program, but let’s assume everyone is intended to lose weight and get toned body. And as per most popular believe everyone thinks that working one machines and equipments is all they needed to do. But contrary to popular belief cardiovascular, in short cardio can be a handful of tool that can be more beneficial than the traditional exercise type. And the simple logic behind it is, cardio labors overall body than a particular set of muscles, while making you more flexible and agile in movement. And main reason why cardio is preferred is, it is subsequently beneficial to those who have blood or heart related complications.
Though it could start an argument, as which one is better than which one and we suggest asking your gym instructor to merge a perfect workout plan to get benefits of both aspect. And in case if you don’t know where to start off, following are some suggestions for you.
Jog in Place Jacks: it is ideal to start from basic! It involves very slow and light walking in place with a slow jumping-jack like movement with your arms. And as you get along with it, you can up the level and change your walking motion to marching, jogging, high knees or full blown jumping jacks, increasing your arm movement speed as you increase the difficulty of the leg movement as per your stamina.
Windmill Steps: It More likely to sound stretching to you but it is more than that and in the beginning level of this exercise is just a simple side step, letting your trailing leg come behind you with a slight tap, while adding the large circular arm swing. In more advance level, you can drop your hips lower to the ground, adding a squatting position while increasing the step width and speed until you substitutes the motion with a lateral jump rather than a step.
Static Squat + Punches: this can be an ultimate way to prep you for exercise routine. You can begin with a very shallow squat and a punching movement without any extra weight and only holds your squat for a few seconds before coming up continuing your punches. And if you wished to up this level then you can stay down longer or as long as you can hold, squat lower, or you can start using dumbbells with your punching motion while keeping a moderate weight dumbbell.
Static Lunge + Curls: It begins with easy lunge with your feet relatively close together and or with light dumbbells or possibly only arm weight for your bicep curls. You can also try lunge deeper and with your feet further apart and increase the amount of weight you use with your curl at adequate speed and repetition.
Static Lunge + Triceps Extension: While being in similar lunge position with only the front leg is bended and the rear leg is extended straight, begin with a shallow lunge and without any jerky hands movements. And as you get used to it, you can then add the depth of the lunge and the distance between your feet as well as the amount of weight you are using for your triceps extension. Mind that the pace should be kept smooth and easy.
Whether you do machine regime or cardio sessions, it is wise to have a word with your physician, to seek whether you have any muscular or joint complication that could be injure in any form of exercise.