In the coming weeks I am going to reveal to you some well-known and lesser known cardio techniques to help scorch the fat from your body quickly. Steady state cardio is the first technique I will address. This type of cardio involves a steady pace over a particular period of time. I am going to share the technique with you and how to master it.
Steady State Cardio Remains at the Same Pace
The treadmill is an ideal way to get your steady state cardio going. You can either walk or jog, whatever feels the most comfortable for you. Pick a speed and start moving. You will work at this pace the entire time you are on the treadmill. That is why it is called “steady state”–you don't change the pace over and over again. This type of cardio tends to last longer and be more boring at the same time. There are strategies you can use to help ease the boredom.
Steady State Cardio Requires a Good Playlist
In order to get through a steady state cardio session I always need a great playlist of music. This makes me forget what I am up to and I manage to slide through without being bored. This is important because you can only push through boredom so many times before you give up.
Steady State Cardio Might Need Netflix
When I was preparing for my first competition I got to the point where I was doing an hour of cardio twice a day. To get through this I used Netflix. I would put on a show and just watch that show until my cardio was done. It really took my mind off the issue at hand and kept me focused on getting things done.
Steady State Cardio Can Be Adjusted
You can adjust your steady state cardio by doing it in different ways and for different lengths of time. With any type of cardio I always recommend starting with the smallest amount you can get away with. I would suggest beginning with 20 minutes. Be sure to track your results and if they are not optimal then increase the time by 5 minutes. This gives you plenty of space to play with the time variable.
Just Do It
The main thing I can tell you about cardio is that you should just do it. Don't stress about the details too much. Just get to the gym and get the job done.