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?
Ooooo this sounds like one great workout!!!! I will definitely have to give this a try next time I’m working out 🙂
yes please do!
I love circuit training. Thank you for sharing this one with us
Ooooh, I do like the “can do it anywhere” aspect of this cardio circuit. I did a 1-hour circuit a few weeks ago and it practically killed me. This 10-minute version (I’d likely stick with just 5 tho 😉 is perfect for this outta shape, full-time working mom. 🙂
definitely do what you can when you can!
I love hiking for cardio…. and doing an occasional bootcamp. Great workout for when I travel! THX!
Yes love hiking! Weather is perfect for it here right now too!
My favorite cardio is running followed by HIIT workouts. It’s a balance and I’m loving it.
I like running too Jill. 5k is my preferred distance, more than that and I get bored.
Ana De- Jesus
I do a lot of walking/ running for buses/ trains in heels if that counts as cardio lol! I will try out this workout when I have some time. I need to get more fit!
ugh heels are the worst! Take some tennis shoes and switch to heels at work
This looks like a great cardio workout! I am always looking for a good workout that I can do at home!
Great ideas! I don’t exercise nearly enough but when I do I like to go on the treadmill and watch stand up comedy. The laughter distracts from the pain.. haha.
Hahaha I do the same with youtube videos. Just put on a TED talk or something
tiaras and tantrums
I actually do not do cardio. I despise working out – and I need to get past this. I have severe asthma and whenever I start to work out and get winded, I end of coughing like mad and just stop. I just need to get past that hurdle.
Just take it easy to begin with and build up gradually. In the video I included modified version so start with those first!
This is a timely post! I am really bad about working out but maybe its because I think working out is hard and long. Doing easier quicker ones would be best for me!
definitely! Shorter workouts more often is a great way to get it done. Especially if you’re busy!
These are great ways to get in some cardio. I dont have a set routine or workout I use, just depends on the day.
best way, keep it different and interesting!
I’m always looking for ways to get my cardio in in a way that isn’t spending an hour running outside or on the elliptical. This is a great circuit — thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Kait. I run a few days a week, but sometimes I just need something to get the heart rate up without the constant pounding on the pavement
Thank you for sharing this easy cardio workout, I’m going to give it a try. I’ve been taking it easy on my wrist, but I think I’m ready to hit the burpees again. 🙂 Pinned this to try later, thanks!
Thanks for pinning!
Wrist injuries are tough, if you can get some push up bars they will help!