Cardio Blast Workout

If you are anything like me, doing traditional cardio is really not that enjoyable.  However, I do know the importance of cardio and I love the endorphin rush I get from it, so I do ensure that I do it weekly.

Here is an example of how I incorporate cardio into my weekly workout schedule.  I use mainly body weight exercises because there are so many studies coming out showing how this type of cardio is even more effective than steady-state cardio.  You can do this from home since you only need a set of dumbbells.  No dumbbells?  Grab some cans of food from your pantry!

Cardio Blast:

Do the following exercises in a row with little rest in between:

– 1 minute mountain climbers

– 15 squat to shoulder press

– 10 burpees

– 30 curtsy lunges (or regular)

– 20 cross unders (plank position, knee to opposite elbow) + 30 sec plank hold

– 15 jump squats

– 12 push ups with in + out jump with feet

– 1 minute skater jumps

– 5 man makers (or 1 minute mountain climbers)

Rest 1-2 minutes.

Repeat circuit 3-4 times.

I also like to finish this workout with some ab/core exercises.  Here is a few examples:

– sit-up with medicine ball on chest

– russain twist

– leg raises on bench

– side plank lifts

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