Don’t have time for cardio? Tell that to Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman.
The actor — who starred in two movies nominated at last weekend’s Oscars and already has two more in post-production for 2018 — recently posted a new personal best cycling time to his Instagram.
“Sometimes when you don’t expect it, it happens! NEW PB,” Jackman wrote, showing off a calorie-blasting 17.99-mile (29km) ride.
The X-Men actor has been big into cycling lately, sharing Instagram photos of his Peloton rides (and occasionally blasting out his username for his virtual classmates to find). And he’s been making legitimate strides; this latest update comes just six days after the movie star’s last personal best.
So again, the question is: If one of the busiest men in Hollywood can still hop on a bike at 49-years-old, why can’t you? If nothing else, your heart will thank you. Getting your blood pumping for at least 30 minutes a day, five times a week is one of the best ways to avoid cardiac arrest.
But we also understand that unless you’re a literal big-screen hero, USD1,995 for an exercise bike can be steep. (Or you just straight-up don’t like the treadmill. We get that, too.) In that case, here are 6 indoor cardio workouts for the especially treadmill-adverse fitness fanatic. And when you get through those, we could suggest 70 more bodyweight cardio exercises to keep your BP where it should be.
Basically, you’re out of excuses — whether you’re an internationally renowned movie star or an average joe. And remember, the more calories you burn, the more epic the cheat day.
By Vinnie Mancuso