3. Hill Climbing
Usually called “hill repeats” by running enthusiasts, this exercise is a great way of giving your heart muscles a thorough workout.
You need to find a hill that is at least a quarter-mile in length, sprint to the top, jog back down, then rest for 60 seconds.
Repeat this at least four times on your first day and gradually work up to eight. Once you are through, be sure to do a 5-10-minute jog to cool down.
4. Kettlebell Swings and Burpees
As we age, our body finds it increasingly difficult to maintain flexibility. As such, it is important that you undertake workouts that force your body to move through different planes. A great way of doing this is by swinging kettlebells and performing burpees (squat thrusts), which is less stressful on the body than other strength training moves.
Burpees burn a lot of calories, improve the conditioning of the body, and speed up the heart rate while providing a strenuous workout for your arms, chest, legs and abs.
Kettlebell swings are highly efficient workouts and focus on strengthening your glutes, hamstrings, inner thighs, lower back, and abs. They both burn fat while reducing the possibility of heart attack by increasing oxygen flow and improving the heart’s pumping ability.
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