There are so many different types of cardio exercises you can get in minus the dreaded “running.” Not everyone likes to run, but for those of you that do, this workout might be a good switch up for you to do when in a rut. This quick workout can be done in the comfort of your own home, or at your gym if you like to socially workout. The nice thing about the cardio blast workout is you can repeat it as many times as you want to. Ideally, it would be best to repeat the workout three to five times! All of the work you are putting into your diet will be rewarded ten fold when you get your body sweating and your metabolism revved up!
Always be sure to do a light warm up before jumping into any workout. This can include a light stretch, a brisk walk, or some calf raises so that you do not injure yourself.
- 10 jumping jacks
- 30 second plank hold
- 10 squats
- 10 mountain climbers
- 10 crunches
- 10 pushups
This exercise is meant to work your calf muscles, abs, glutes, deltoids, and lats! It is a full body workout that is meant to bring an absolute burn to your body! Get those legs wide, and those arms all the way over your head for the best workout.
Whether you do regular pushups or modified push-ups with your knees down on the ground these are an all around body exercise. Try to touch your chest to the floor and keep your eyes up. Head should not be drooping down!
This simple exercise yields powerful results when done properly. Make sure your feet are parallel to the width of your shoulders. Keep the heels of your feet flat on the floor and squat a little past 90 degrees. Back should be flat, no hunching over.
You will get into a plank position with this all exclusive exercise and drive your knees to your chest alternating left foot and right foot. This particular workout is good to abs, balance, and endurance!
You can mix this up, and do abs of your choice here. Regular crunches work great, or you could throw in some toe touches or bicycles if you do more than one set. Just remember with any of these your shoulder blades must come off of the ground so your abdominal muscles really engage.
The plank hold is primarily an abdominal exercise, but it also works your quads and arms too! Your whole body has to be engaged as it holds itself up off the floor for 30 seconds. Just be sure to keep your bottom down, and make sure your body looks like a plank of wood not a mountain peak!
Any form of exercise each day will get your body feeling leaner, stronger, and happier overall! Go enjoy this workout, and try to up your sets each week. End your workout with a light stretch to make sure you cool down properly.