Today I’m sharing a cardio workout that you can do at home.
I meant to have this post written and scheduled yesterday afternoon, but my schedule ended up turning out a bit different than I had anticipated.
I had a scheduled doctor’s appointment. She decided that she wanted me to go get some lab work done right away. Because of Covid the lab was taking names and phone numbers at the door and asking people to wait in their cars until it was their turn. I was more than willing to do that, as I definitely felt safer waiting in my own space than the waiting room with people coming in and out. After waiting more than 2 hours I decided to check to see how much longer the wait would be. Unfortunately my phone number was written down wrong. They had tried to call me, but of course they weren’t actually reaching me. Thankfully they were able to get me in pretty quickly once we’d realized what had happened.
Needless to say that I wasn’t expecting to have to spend nearly 3 hours waiting to get lab work done. It kind of threw off the rest of my day. Thankfully other than a few errands I have to get done today I’ll be able to focus on my to do list and get back to my regular routine.
And now onto my at home cardio workout that I’m sharing today!
This workouts involves minimal equipment, so it’s a great workout option to do at home. The only thing that you may want is a yoga mat for the burpees and mountain climbers if you’ll be working out on a hard floor. I love my Manduka Pro (affiliate link). You can check out my review of it here. You can also find all of my workouts on my workouts page. They’re all categorized so that it’s quick and simple to find exactly what you’re looking for.
This workout involves 30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of rest and transition time. Start at the top of the list of exercises and workout your way down, alternating 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest. You’ll want to complete all 7 exercises on the list before starting again at the top. Complete 3 or 4 times through, for a 21 or 28 minute workout respectively. I think it’s a pretty simple workout to follow, especially if you’re able to set a 30 second recurring time. Below the graphic I’ve added descriptions of all the exercises I’ve included in this workout.
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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.
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.
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.
Stand with your feet hip width apart and your arms bent comfortably at the elbow. Bend your left knee and bring the heel of your left foot behind you so that it touches your butt. Lower your left foot back down to the ground and repeat with your right foot.
Start in a plank position. Jump one foot up as close to the hips as possible while bending at the knee and hip. Then jump that foot back while bringing the other foot up. An easier modification is to use a chair to put your hands on.
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.
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.
What’s your favorite exercise to do for an at home cardio workout? I’m all about the side shuffles for some reason. It’s probably why I include them in so many of my workouts!
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As always, check with your doctor before working out. Honor your body and modify this workout as needed for you.