Trying to run like… 😫🏃♀️ (tag a friend who hates cardio)
Cardio gets a bad rap. Maybe because it’s not as “in” as weightlifting. Maybe because it’s abused while dieting. Maybe because it’s just misunderstood. I don’t know.
What I do know though is that it can be just as challenging and exciting as weightlifting - you just have to learn how to do it right. Here’s a few things I’ve found helpful:
1️⃣-Warm up - if you ALWAYS feel out of breath while running, try spending an extra 10-15 minutes warming up before you start. Get your breathing in check, blow your nose, drink some water - clear them airways.
2️⃣-Keep your mind active - listen to songs you know the lyrics to, put on a podcast, if you’re living that luxe wifi life - Netflix it up.
3️⃣-Practice proper form - just like with weights - more efficient form will reduce potential for injury AND make the movement easier. Right now, I’m focusing on increasing my cadence (steps / min) and improving my upper body awareness (hello awkward arms).
My definition of fitness extends beyond just weights. It includes running, flipping, climbing, and doing as much as this capable body will allow me. 👇👇Comment if you’d like to see more running progress!