Gym Cardio- Week 3 day one

Today I did the elliptical..

I got three miles in 30 minutes with the resistance on three.

 

I have found different types of Elliptical workouts that I found on pinterest.. Tomorrow I will try out one of them.

 

I like the elliptical because I feel like its more effective then running on a treadmill… I keep my speed above 6 where on the treadmill, since I am building up to a 5k, I drop down to 3…

 

Whats your favorite gym cardio machine?

Week One- Thursday

Was supposed to be arm day.  We did cardio for 15 minutes then I met with a trainer to go threw the machines.  Discuss goals and such.

 

Now I have a greater understanding of the machines and my favorite upper body and core machines were the ones I was most intimidated by!
Have you been to the gym and found yourself so overwhelmed? So many machines!!! Where do I start, how do I start, am I doing right?
Well to be honest, if there is a trainer included in your membership utilize it! If its not included and you don’t want to pay for one google it.
I knew from doing my own research I was going to alternate days- upper  and lower.  Every day is cardio and core (Back and Abs).

 

Knowing what you want to achieve ahead of time is your best bet.  I want to lose fat and tone up so I knew I had to do cardio for 30-45 minutes then strength train.

If you are trying to get big, you are going to want to do 5-10 minutes of a cardio to get the blood pumping and then do the strength training.   You don’t want to go straight to strength training. Your muscles are like a rubber band when they are cold they will snap and cause severe damage.  Make sure you warm them up with a little bit of cardio.

 

Enjoy your weekend all!