I’m sharing a cardio workout today that’s perfect to do at home since it doesn’t require much equipment. All you need is a skipping rope.
Yesterday’s Peloton app workout was another great one. I decided to do a couple smaller workouts on the app. I started off with a 30 minute power walk on the treadmill. We played with the speed and incline to take it up a notch for the intervals. Even though it was only walking I was pretty sweaty by the time I was done. Next I put on a quick 10 minute arms and shoulders strength workout. Being able to add in some quick upper body strength training was really nice.
I ended the workout with a 10 minute full body strength. Realizing how tight I’ve gotten I’m really trying to be more mindful about stretching more. I think having lots of stretching routines to pick from on the app is going to help with that. It’s so much easier to do if someone else is telling me exactly what to do.
And now onto the cardio workout that I’m sharing today! If you’re not feeling the hear pumping cardio then check out my workout page. That’s where I’ve gathered all of the workouts that I’ve shared on the blog. They’re also categorized so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
The only piece of equipment that you’ll need for this workout is a jump rope. Some space for the side shuffles would also be great. Since you need so little equipment this would be the perfect workout to do at home. I know gyms are still closed here in my city as I expect they are a lot of places still.
Starting with the jumping jacks, you’ll perform each exercise for 1 minutes and then rest for 30 seconds. Repeat going down the list. Once you’ve completed the burpees rest for as long as you need. Once you feel like you’ve caught your breath start over from the start. Go through it 3 times for a complete workout. Below the graphic I’ve listed descriptions of all the exercises included in this workout.
Stand with feet together and arms at your sides. Jump both feet apart from each other while raising your hands above your head with straight arms. Jump your feet back together and lower your arms to the starting position.
With your knees slightly bent, jump to the right and land on your right leg with your left leg bent behind you with your foot just off the ground. Keep your left foot off the ground. Pushing off with your right foot, jump to the left and land on your left foot, keeping your right leg bent and right foot off the ground behind you.
Starting in a standing position, quickly bring your left knee up in front of you as high as you can. Step back down and repeat with your right leg. Repeat.
Stand with feet hip width apart and knees bent so you’re slightly squatting. Leading with your left foot, shuffle sideways. Then shuffle to the right with your right food leading. Move as quickly as possible.
Stand with your feet hip width apart with your left foot slightly forward. Lift your arms up so that your hands are in front of your face with your left hand slightly forward. Punch one hand at a time in front of you, repeating as quickly as possible while maintaining good form.
From a standing position crouch down with your hands in front of your feet on the floor. Jump your feet back behind you so you’re in a plank position. Jump your feet back in towards your hands and then jump up while clapping your hands above your head.
What’s your favorite cardio exercise? Least favorite?
As always, check with your doctor before beginning to workout. Honor your body and modify this workout as needed for you.