Beginner Cardio #1



Welcome to the new series of Beginner Cardio workouts for all of you that are looking for the best way to start working out with me, and gain the right amount of strength and confidence  you'll need for the rest of my workout programs. It might take you a few weeks doing these type of Beginner routines, but once you get there, nothing will stop you. Don't get discouraged by the jump rope, you can always do the cardio exercises without the jump rope and you can practice jump roping outside of this workout if you want to. The most important thing is to get your heart rate up and make sure you keep on moving through out the entire length of the video. Do not pause the video even if you're having a hard time to keep up. Pace yourself and don't worry if you can't do the same amount of reps as me, just don't take a break. You can slow down, but keep going until it's over. Do this routine every day until the next Wednesday when I'll give you a brand new workout to focus on. Try to push yourself harder every day and make sure to leave me a comment about your improvement. I can guarantee you that every day you'll notice a difference in your strength and endurance. By the end of the 7 days, you'll make this workout your... [more]

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116 comments on “Beginner Cardio #1”

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    Wow, this was my 2nd time doing this workout in the beginner’s series & I was able to figure out how to do the hops while jump roping this time around AND my body is adapting very well to the workouts & I was even able to add in another set of each exercise! Feeling great right now! Thanks, Zuzka for an amazing series where I can notice my improvements easily. xo

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    Private  |  Mississauga, ON, Canada

    7:56….crushed it! Thanks for the beginner series. Finished the bunny slope now just starting this!! Time to do the cool down….you are such an inspiration!!

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    Just did this to kick off my 12 week beginner program. I’m definitely a little out of practice in some of the movements but hey we all star somewhere right. I’m stoked to get on the zgym boat.
    My only gripe is that the jump roping is hard on my knees, so I may swap that for high intensity rowing with my water rower. Unless anyone has another, low impact alternative…I’m open to suggestions =)

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    Private  |  CA, USA

    I’m so excited to be starting this workout series with you, Zuzka! I’ve always wanted to do your regular workouts, but I felt they were too intense for me. Now I know there’s a way I can get there! I definitely like the jump roping, even if I keep tripping up. I kept repeating this old jumping song I learned as a kid to keep me in rhythm. “Cinderella dressed in yella, went upstairs to kiss a fella, made a mistake and kissed a snake, how many doctors did it take? 1, 2, 3, 4 …” I never made it to “how many doctors …” without tripping, but it gave me a great goal during those 30 seconds of jumping!

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    Private  |  Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada

    Did this one as my second workout today, it felt so good 😊

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    Participating in an ab challenge at work and my M.O. Is gonna be CARDIO! Thank you Z!

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    How many times per week should I workout using the beginners cardio series? Should I do the same workout everyday or switch to a different video once a week.



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    I am new to Zgym. I will do this routine for 7 days, then move to another. I just did first routine of 12 week program and I could do it only 2 rounds with many modifications. I will start small, very small.

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    Today is Day 3 of this workout. I can already feel the difference. I will also do Bunny slop workouts. I am not in a rush to loose weigh, but all I care at the moment is to gain strength and endurance. I have friend from USA who joined with me too and we will do this together. Thank you Zuzka for beginners workouts. I have been following you for years and used to workout with you, but then I got sick and didn’t do fitness for a long time. In the mean time, I also injured my knee so I was only able to do low impact easy exercises. I feel much stronger now. I do have weak wrists and I will do your postural therapy too. I work by computer all day and my neck needs a little care too. It’s so nice to see you that you sorted your life after getting divorced. I was so sad with the news when I heard. You have been my fitness and life guru for years. When ever I feel down or things don’t go my way, I watch your motivational videos for inspiration. Thank you for your hard work. <3

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    Private  |  Salem, OR, USA

    12/28/16 7:51
    12/01/16 8:38

    This was my second workout today, following Beginner Strength #1. So nice to see improvements here too, despite my left SI and right rib being out.

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