Welcome to the weekend Koko Nation!
It may not officially be fall, but we have the jump on it with thirty – yes thirty – new Fall Koko Cardio Programs. I’m really excited about the new programs I’ve built this season, so this week I’m dedicating my blog post to Koko Cardio.
First a word about our intensity scale. You know those low, moderate and high designations you love so much? They are an important part of your success. Knowing what to expect from a program based on its intensity designation, even a program you have never tried before, gives you the confidence to mix up your workouts and be consistent with your Koko Cardio. (The charts below show the max intensity for each level.) And when “your level” starts feeling easy? You know to move up to the next. Simple. Success.
From Speed Hike to Wind Sprints to Boot Camp to that Himalayan giant, K2 there is plenty of challenging, interval training fun to be had with the fall seasonal cardio programs. I have also introduced brand new specialty programs:
Foundation Programs – Just like the strength training programs on the Smartrainer, we now have Koko Cardio foundation programs for both the treadmill and elliptical trainers. This was based on great feedback from our members and owners. It is a lower intensity program in which I introduce the Smartraining philosophy, Koko’s eight nutrition principles, and basic techniques for both pieces of equipment. It’s perfect for brand new Koko Nuts.
Koko Treadmill and Elliptical Strength Test Warm-Ups - Designed to get those muscles, ligaments and tendons warmed up for peak performance without overly fatiguing them. Not only do these full fifteen minute, low to moderate intensity Koko Cardio sessions prepare your body for a strength test, they are also chock-full of great information to prepare your mind – including insight into form and technique to get the most accurate KSL from your strength test.
As always I love hearing your feedback on Koko Cardio programs. Let me know what you think!
Michael Wood, CSCS
Chief Fitness Officer