Why and How I Stop Traditional Cardio, And Try These Alternative Workouts That Effectively Blasted My Body Fat And Build Strength

2. Rounds For Time

“Rounds for time” protocols are popular among the CrossFit crowd. They increase your work capacity and boost your muscular endurance. Timing each workout also makes it easy to monitor your progress and ensure improvement.

Select 2-3 exercises that you can perform back-to-back, and complete the designated reps for each exercise. That counts as one round. Repeat the process for your total allotted number of rounds, with as little rest as possible, and check your time. Your mission is to hit the entire workout as fast as possible and to beat your personal best.

Round and Round Sample Workout 1

Circuit: 3 rounds

Push-Ups
30 reps

Sit-Ups
30 reps

Squats
30 reps

Round and Round Sample Workout 2

Circuit: As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes

Push-Ups
10 reps

Walking Lunges
10 reps

Pull-Ups
10 reps

Round and Round Sample Workout 3

Circuit: 5 rounds

Sprint
400 meters

Sit-Ups
15 reps

Push-Ups
15 reps

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