Be Well Workout of the Week: Kick-Butt Cardio Workout You’ll Love

You'll be so happy you did this workout — once it's over.



It’s cardio time, people. But not just the phone-it-in, 30-minutes-on-the-elliptical kind of cardio. (Also, can you say, “Booooooring”?) This is the serious, butt-kicking, praying-for-it-to-be-over kind of cardio—a cardio workout I swear you’ll be so stinkin’ happy you did after it’s over.

Grab a treadmill, elliptical, bike, or head outside and start running. The nice thing about this workout is that it’s flexible—you can use whichever kind of cardio vehicle your prefer. Start with a warmup of five easy minutes, just to get your body going. Then, the fun begins.

Here’s what you’re going to do. Good luck!

BeWOW: The Kick-Butt Cardio Workout You’ll Love

(Note: The numbers after each cardio/recovery set refer to how many times you’ll do the set. So, for example, you’ll do the first set twice before moving on the second, and so on.)

60 sec sprint :: 60 sec recovery x 2
50 sec sprint :: 50 sec recovery x 4
40 sec sprint :: 40 sec recovery x 6
30 sec sprint :: 30 sec recovery x 8
20 sec sprint :: 20 sec recovery x 10

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Audrey McKenna Hasse is the owner of A.M.Fit, a personal training and healthy consultation business on the Main Line. You’ll find her workouts every Monday right here on Be Well Philly.