January 2nd, 2010
by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Fat Loss Exercise
You’ll never hear me bash long duration cardio like many other fat loss experts. Although I rarely jog I do love going for 30 minute bike rides during the warmer months. My physique has been created using a combination of long duration cardio, interval training, resistance training, healthy nutrition, and dedication to developing an unstoppable mindset.
Long duration cardio does have it’s place in an active and healthy lifestyle and it certainly does contribute to an effective fat loss program. But when it comes to seriously boosting your metabolism it’s the shorter, more intense, interval type cardio combined with resistance exercises that really does the trick.
But the success of any fat loss program all boils down to compliance… Sticking with it and following through for the long term. I have found that the best way to comply with a fat loss program is to add the ‘FUN’ element to it. If you do something that you enjoy it will be easier to stick with.
One of the ways that I like to make at home cardio fun is by turning it into a challenge. Here’s one fun at home cardio session that presents a fun challenge as well…
Fun At Home Cardio Challenge
I absolutely love it when I see one of my blog readers take me up on a challenge and share how the experience went for them. The video below is by a gentleman who goes by the name “Fat Old Man”.
As he states in the video, “this workout is more difficult than it looks”. I like to hear that because at first glance some people may brush off one of my home workout videos because they’re not convinced about the impact that it will have. That’s why I encourage you to at least perform the workout once and see how it feels.
Video Response To 100 Rep Squat Challenge
The 100 rep squat is just one way to make at home cardio fun. There are so many different ways that you can progress. You can begin by using just your own body weight and then use some light dumbbells and progress with the weight each week. You can decrease the rest period and try to complete the workout faster than you did the previous week. Or you can do a combination of the two.
Another way that you can create a fun at home cardio challenge with squats is to see how many reps you can do in 10 minutes. Again, you can progress by increasing the weight a bit each week, or increasing the number of reps that you are able to do in 10 minutes by decreasing your rest periods.
Give the 100 Rep Squat at home cardio session a try. Time yourself and see how quickly you can complete it while still using proper form. During the next three weeks I’m expecting you to progress in one way or another.
Keep me posted on your progress and share your experience with the rest of us here by commenting in the box below.