“Cardio” Sucks! Alternative HIIT is Where It’s At! (Sled Pulls)
By: Kevin Larrabee
When I lost that initial 35 pounds six years ago I did nothing but biking and running. Bike to the gym. Run to the basketball court, then play basketball. Why does steady state cardio suck in my book? I will give you three reasons.
1. It is boring, and repetitive.
2. Many people begin running to lose weight when they really should be losing weight before they begin running. In turn they get injured and regain the weight they lost since they are now inactive.
3. HIIT will give you better fat-loss results in less time and you can be much more inventive.
Have you ever tried sled pulls (If you want to make a VERY cheap sled check out this article)? Pulling a sled will get your heart rate into that 85-90% range for the benefits of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption. The best part? You can look like a bad ass doing them.
Here is a video from yesterday’s training session. I finished it off with 4-trips with the sled. The last trip was with 5 plates. Focus on keeping your shoulders pulled back and chest up.
I will have more alternative cardio choices next week.