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Three Exercises To Add In With Your Cardio

If you’re a cardio lover but you struggle to find the motivation to do some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) along side, it may be worth planning a routine you can stick by.

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Whether you take an hours walk in the park or hop on the treadmill for a run, you’ll be surprised how much of a difference adding in a few body weight interval sets will do to helping you reach your goals.

Here are three exercises that are easy to intertwine throughout your cardio session.

Bench dipsΒ cardio, bench dips, exercise

If you’re one to enjoy exercising in the park or down near the beach, make use of the park benches that follow every few metres. If you prefer the gym, you can still do this exercise on a bench.

Dips are a great exercise that help you build strength in your shoulders and chest:

  1. Face away and grasp the bench parallel from behind
  2. Keep your legs straight, heels on the ground and toes up
  3. Raise yourself up until your arms are completely extended
  4. Lower yourself
  5. Repeat
  6. 3 sets x 20Β repetitions

Intertwining each set throughout your cardio session will allow your body to recover faster, so you will be able to complete each set at your full potential.

Push upsΒ park bench pushups, exercise, HIIT

Again, you can use a park or gym bench to complete this exercise:

  1. Placing your hands parallel to your shoulders
  2. Keep your elbows in
  3. Legs straight together
  4. Lower yourself
  5. Push yourself up
  6. Repeat
  7. 3 sets x 10 repitions

Walking lunges

walking lunges, exercise, cardio

This is the perfect exercise if you’re wanting to tone your thighs and glutes:

  1. Keep your knees aligned
  2. Your front knee should not go over your shoe. Your back knee should be pointing down
  3. Raise yourself up, bring your back leg forward
  4. Repeat
  5. 3 sets x 20 repetitions

Let’s say you go out for a brisk one hour walk five times a week.

If you can intertwine these three exercises throughout every session at the end of the week, here’s what you get:

Cardio: Five hours

Bench dips: 300

Push ups: 150

Lunges: 300

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Splitting these exercises up not only allows you to increase your strength faster, but it’s much easier than punching out those numbers all in one session!

Images via tumblr, chatelaine,Β totalbodyresults, shawacademy

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