Category Archives: Workouts

Zuzka Light’s Cardio Slim-Down Workout

You need to do cardio, and you need to get stronger? Well, this cardio circuit provides both! Your heart rate will increase and your muscles will feel the tension of kettlebell lifts. Join me and get slim!

RULES OF THE CIRCUIT

Today’s workout is a circuit of different exercises, for which you’re going to need a kettlebell, an exercise mat, and a jump rope. We do 30 seconds of jump rope between each of the three multi-stage plyometric exercises.

The goal is to complete two rounds of this workout as fast as you can. So push really hard with me, get ready to warm up, and let’s do this together right now!

ZUZKA LIGHT’S CARDIO SLIM-DOWN WORKOUT

  • Start and finish with jump rope.
  • Complete the circuit 2 times.
  • Try to complete the workout in 15 minutes or less.

SHORT-AND-SWEET TRACK WORKOUT

Trainer and fitness personality Lita Lewis doesn’t have time for half-assed cardio. She changes things up often, but always keeps the intensity level high.

“To keep myself motivated, I switch up my cardio efforts every 2-3 weeks,” she says. “This helps me avoid boredom and the dreaded plateau.” A standard element in her approach is sprinting, which can be combined effectively with any number of dynamic movements. After all, you have to get back to the starting line somehow, right?

GASPING FOR AIR IN 15 MINUTES

When he needs to look defined in a hurry, athlete and fitness model CJ Koegel turns to circuit training. “Circuit training is the perfect choice for time-crunched workouts because it allows you to get maximum fat-loss results in a minimum amount of time,” he explains. “It can also be designed to combine cardio and weight training, allowing you to work on all aspects of fitness.”

Jimmy Everett’s Bat Out Of Hell Sprints

Welcome back to junior high! Fitness model Jimmy Everett likes to shake things up by mixing suicide sprints into his program.

Ed Honn’s Hill-Charge Workout

“This is a great no-frills, go-anywhere HIIT workout,” says fitness professional Ed Honn. “Find a hill with a good slope on it that’s maybe 50-150 yards long. Do some warm-ups, then sprint up the hill at 100 percent intensity. It’s gonna hurt. But, hey, you get to jog back to the bottom!”

Katie Miller’s High-Intensity Plyo Circuit

If you want to build stronger legs that look the part, this high-intensity plyometrics leg workout is for you, says bikini competitor Katie Miller. This routine works your fast-twitch muscle fibers and helps your lifting, too. Expect maximum fat burning and maximum fatigue.