This post is for everyone out there like, who just... DOES NOT like to run. You would rather sit under a bench instead of hit two miles any day of the week. I have the exact same issue. Being an ex-athlete, I'm sooooooooooooooo used to there being a whistle being blow, with someone yelling, "RUN RUN RUN, FASTER!". But being that my time is up, it's a struggle to get cardio work in. So guys, for today, I have listed a few tips to help you get some cardio in that help me drop a couple more pounds. Enjoy!
1. grab a partner
Let's face it, men are competitive. There is no pressure like peer pressure! If you grab someone else who maybe has the same issue or maybe he doesn't, having him (or her) there to run with you will make things A LOT easier.
2. change it up
Most guys who don't like to run, usually are like me and just simply get bored. So, change it up! There are many cardio machines in gyms: elliptical machine, bikes, and step masters. Try to do a different one each day, or do two for ten minutes each. It will keep you from getting bored of doing the same thing, TRUST ME.
3. use your resources
Guys, you have to use your resources, do you have a gym that holds group fitness classes? Maybe insanity, step up classes, body pump classes? USE THEM, these are all ways that you can put numbers 1 and 2 into use. While also getting cardio done in about 20-30 minutes. I've done insanity for two weeks and I already feel a bit of difference in my Cardio Endurance.
4. change of scenery
When the weather permits, it's a good idea to get out of the gym and take your cardio to the great outdoors. Run, bike, whatever you like. A little fresh air and sunshine every now and then does wonders! Just remember to pace yourself. Keep in mind that however far you go, you have to get back to where you started.