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March 20, 2020

At-Home Cardio Workout

This at-home cardio workout is one that is sure to get your heart pumping! This routine will be every minute on the minute, so make sure you have a clock to pace yourself. Perform the first exercise for 40 seconds nonstop - then rest for the 20 seconds left in that minute. Begin the next exercise once the next minute starts. Repeat until you get through all five activities, then start over! 

Complete 3-5 rounds for a full cardio session.

 

 

Butt kicks + toe taps

Begin by standing with your feet about hip-distance apart, with your arms at your side. Slowly bring your right heel to your butt by contracting your hamstring muscle and bring it back down, repeat with left. Then bring your right foot up to the front of your hip and touch your toe, and repeat with left. Perform this motion a few more times — alternating heels and toes and gradually building speed. 

 

Jumping jacks

Start by standing with your legs spread and your hands touching overhead. Jump into the air, simultaneously bringing your legs together and pull the arms down to your sides. Without resting, jump again and return to the starting position.

 

Pop squats 

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Sit your hips back and down into a squat position. Jump straight up into the air and land softly back into the squat position while tapping the floor with your hand

 

Mountain Climbers

Start in a plank position with arms and legs extended, keep your abs pulled in and your body straight, and pull your right knee into your chest. As the knee draws to the chest, pull your abs in even tighter to be sure your body doesn’t come out of its plank position. Quickly switch and pull the left knee in. At the same time, you push your right leg back, pull your left knee into the chest using the same form. Then pick up the pace to a “running” motion.

 

Skaters

Start with your legs slightly wider than shoulder-distance apart and arms at the sides. Bring one leg behind at a slight angle into a reverse lunge. The front knee will come to a 90-degree angle. Swing the arms in front of that bent knee and leap the back leg forward to switch sides in a skating motion. Arms alternate as you switch sides like a speed skater.