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YOU CAN: Blast more than 400 calories while sculpting every muscle. Doing a steady-paced cardio session after each strength circuit will burn fat, improve your heart health and get you strong all over, says Lang.
ROUTINE: After completing 1 set of the strength moves in the 30-minute circuit (skip the cardio bursts), do 10 minutes of the aerobic activity of your choice (running, riding a stationary bike, using the elliptical or stairstepper machine, walking on an incline, etc.). Work at an intensity level of about a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 (you're slightly breathless, but able to maintain your pace). Do this strength/cardio circuit 3 times through.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July 2007.
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