Cardio training is an important part of getting lean, losing fat and staying fit. Cardio exercise is not only for fat burning! Being in cardiovascular shape will allow your wieght training sessions to be more intense, and intense wieght lifting sessions build muscle!
If you are not capable of pushing with max effort through a set of squats without taking five minutes to catch your breath, then its time to do some cardio!
To ensure your safety, start your cardio training at 60% of your maximum heart rate (220 – your age = your max heart rate) and work up from there. When you have adjusted to this level of training, bump your heart rate up to 70%. From here, its time for some serious cardio exercise…High Intensity Interval Cardio Training!
When is the best time of day to do your cardio training? The answer is any time! The most important thing is that you just do it. Continuous cardiovascular exercise, such as walking, jogging, stairclimbing, or cycling, sustained for at least 30 minutes, will burn body fat no matter when you do it. However, if you want to get the maximum benefits possible from every minute you invest in your cardio training, then you should consider getting up early and doing your cardio exercise before you eat your first meal – even if you’re not a “morning person.” Early morning cardio training on an empty stomach has three major advantages over exercising later in the day: Burn more fat with morning cardio