cardiovascular exercise

FitFarms Cardiovascular Mixed Intensity Exercise Challenge

FitFarms Cardiovascular ExerciseTime for another FitFarms challenge.. this time we are giving you 10 exercises of mixed intensity/difficulty but all more cardio-vascularly focused..

It’s a minute per exercise and it’s a pyramid so it will look like so


  • A
  • A+B
  • A+B+C
  • Etc all the way through to a full 10 exercises in a row

It would take around 1:00hr to complete all the way through with out rest however if you wish to start a bit steadier at the completion of each round you could schedule a rest ideally 10-30 seconds nothing more and the rest would stay the same all the way through but obviously this could add a few extra minutes to the total routine time.

It’s a long session this time and one of the points of a challenge is for it to push your limits so it’s not something you would do 2-3x a week as a normal routine.. it’s a one off session as a challenge see how far you get, make a note of your result and then try again in a few weeks or a month to see how it’s going. Below is a list of the 10 exercises not sure what they are look them up or get in touch with us, or the Facebook page the FitFarms club and we will be able to help you.

Or if you need alternatives you can replace the ones you can’t do with ones you can or as above get in touch and we will be able to give you some options..

  • Lateral speed step
  • Spotty dogs
  • Squat front kick
  • High knees
  • Skaters
  • Floor to ceiling
  • Running in the spot
  • Jumping jacks
  • Squat thrusts
  • Burpees

Health and Fitness exercise tip by the FitFarms team. FitFarms specialises in Fitness and Weight Loss Holidays for people of all different fitness levels, shapes and sizes. Check out our next courses here.

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The Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

The Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

What is cardiovascular exercise? It refers to any form of action that increases the heart rate and blood circulating around the body. Why do we need to increase the heart rate. The heart is a muscle and similar to any other muscle it requires exercise to become stronger.

Too many of us are becoming increasingly sedentary in our life styles and getting short of breath by just climbing the stairs. The reason for this is we are neglecting our heath and heart muscle. Not only will cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart muscle it will also increase the metabolism and as we know when you increase the metabolism it makes it easier to lose weight.

Through cardiovascular exercise the heart will become more efficient by delivering more blood around the body with less effort it is also likely to beat at a slower rate during periods of resting. The lungs will also become more effective at oxygenating the vital organs, such as the brain, heart, and liver.
Cholesterol in the blood may decrease and endorphins will be released. The release of endorphins can make us feel happier and gives us a feeling of improved general wellbeing. The good feeling from the endorphins can help to relieve the symptoms of depression and tiredness.

Cardiovascular exercise can benefit the major weight bearing muscles in two ways. Not only are the muscles made stronger by the exercise, but also the respiratory system delivers more effective oxygen levels to those muscles. Exercising at the appropriate cardiovascular level will burn calories and in turn burn body fat.

The benefits of cardiovascular exercise are certainly impressive; it’s something we believe in a Fitfarms weight loss camp. Not only will it strengthen the heart and improve the blood flow it will also improve the respiratory system. The direct result of that is the metabolism increases and endorphins are released. The weight bearing muscles also benefit and at the same time body fat is reduced.


Health and Fitness Advice by FitFarms Editorial Team

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