If you’re like a lot of gym enthusiasts, you may have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill that turns to hate after ten minutes. And the long, slow upward climb on the stepmill feels like a trek to reach the top of Mount Everest. As a result, I created this core-inspired cardio cable workout. It’s a great way to get your heart rate up while focusing on full body, particularly the abs and back, movements. Complete three rounds of the following with minimal rest. Treadmill work should be done around a 7/8 on a scale of 10 (modify by walking briskly, jogging, sprinting, and/or using the incline!). For the cable movements, use a weight that is challenging but allows you to complete the reps with good form. Overall, the routine should take close to 30 minutes to complete.
Treadmill: 5 minutes
Mountain climbers: 30 seconds
Cable low to high woodchops: 15x/side
Burpees: 30 seconds
Standing cable rotations: 15x/side
Jump squats: 30 seconds
Lunge with knee and single arm cable row: 15x/side