Happy Workout Wednesday! Two posts in one week, nope it’s not Christmas, or a blue moon (at least I don’t think so?) it’s actually my renewed commitment to vlogging and blogging. Vlogging is video blogging and I’m trying to commit to three posts/vlogs a week. So if you want the heads up on things head to my YouTube channel and SUBSCRIBE! So this week I am sharing one of my Quick & Easy Cardio Circuit Workouts. The full workout is embedded below, if you want to watch on YouTube follow THIS LINK, and don’t forget to pin, like, share and comment! Spread the gift of health & fitness!
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Quick & Easy Cardio Circuit
This is a cardio circuit workout you can do ANYWHERE! Whether you are working out at home, the gym, park, vacation or work. No equipment needed just you and a timer. I like using “interval timer” app on my iPhone but any timer works (gymboss is also good). This cardio circuit consists of 5 exercises, each exercise is done for 45s with a 15s transition (or rest!). One set of the cardio circuit is 5 minutes, if you have 10 minutes do it twice, and so on!
High Knees – Basically this is jogging on the spot but the knees come up high, if you can as high as the hips. You can make targets with the hands to give you some incentive to really make a big range of movement! Modification:
Jumping Jacks – Begin in standing position with arms down by the sides. Jump both feet out wide and extend arms up and out overhead. Land with soft knees to avoid jarring the joints. Modification: Do one leg at a time omitting the jump.
Burpees – Starting in the same standing position, bend the knees and hips and place the hands on the floor. Jump both feet backwards landing in a plank. Try not to drop the hips too low so you keep the core engaged and back protected. Modification: Rather than jump both feet back together, step one foot back at a time.
Skaters – Start standing on the right leg with the left knee up towards the chest. Hop the left foot over to the left side with a big lateral movement and bring the right knee towards the chest. Repeat side to side. Keep the knees soft on the landing, Modification: Keep everything low impact and smaller, no hop to the side and the knees stay low.
180° Jumps – starting in a partial squat, reach the arms back and with momentum jump up while turning 180° clockwise. When you repeat jump counterclockwise. Land with bent knees to absorb the impact. Modification: Perform on the spot, and reduce the impact by keeping the jump low.
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Question of the day: What is your favorite way to do cardio?