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Fitness

Our Best Cardio Workouts

Burn calories and blast fat fast with the best cardio workouts on the treadmill, elliptical, or bike -- or using no equipment at all!
Get Your Best Body Ever: Cardio Countdown

Total time: 35 minutes

Do the speed bursts here at the fastest pace you can safely maintain (power walking, running, cycling, using the elliptical or stairclimber) for the given duration. Then blast off with short, all-out sprints.

Warm up for 5 minutes.

Speed Burst

Easy-Pace Recovery

4 minutes                          

4 minutes

3 minutes  

3 minutes   

2 minutes         

2 minutes

1 minute                         

1 minute                         

Blast off!

 

Speed Burst

Easy-Pace Recovery      

30 seconds

 1 minute

30 seconds

 1 minute    

30 seconds            

 1 minute

30 seconds

 1 minute   

Cool down for 4 minutes.

Trainer's tip
Because the highest-intensity intervals are toward the end of the workout, if you run out of energy, do not attempt your max sprint in the "Blast off!" portion. Instead, replace those sprints with a peppy pace.

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