Who’s time to burn megacalories? You do! This quick Home Cardio Workout, will blast up to 350 calories in just under 30 minutes, and you’ll build strength while you are at it. Do this routine just 3 times a week to drop winter weight.
Do not stretch! Don’t stretch before exercising. Contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that this isn’t helpful and won’t allow you to perform any better. If anything, stretching before exercising will make you worse off: it is a great way to pull or strain a muscle and hurt yourself!
Hydrate. Drink lots of water ahead you workout. Your body will need the water to help your muscles work and also to aid you sweat. If you are dehydrated before you start, just think about how you will feel afterward!
Home Cardio Workout:
Jumping jacks. Jumping jacks are an exercise performed by standing with the legs together, arms at your side, then jumping to move the legs outward and raising the arm together above your head. Jump again to return to the starting position. These are great for getting your heart rate up and burning calories.
Squats. Squats are done by standing with your feet a shoulder’s width apart, back straight, arms crossed before of you, and slowly lowering yourself down as if to sit in a chair. Once in the sitting position, slowly raise yourself back up. These are a great exercise for your core and leg muscles.
Push-ups. Push ups are done by placing yourself with your stomach on the ground. Place your feet so that your toes are flat on the ground, then place your hands flat on the ground at face level, a shoulder’s width apart. Then, keeping the line of your back and legs completely straight, lift your body with your arms by pushing against the ground so that your whole body is supported on your toes and hands. Lower yourself back down so that your nose is nearly touching the ground then raise yourself back up. Repeat.
Wall Sit: Hold the wall sit position for 30 secs to 1 minute and, as you get more advance, hold for longer periods of time. You can also increase the challenge by holding a weight in your hands, the heavier the weight the a lot your legs will work, or you are able to lift one leg and do one legged wall sits.
Crunches: Crunches target the abdominal muscles and adding them to your workout routine helps to tone and strengthen your core, improves your posture, trims down your waist and increases your balance and stability.
High Knees: The high knees exercise is a combination of the run in place with exaggerated knee lifts. This is a great full body warm up workout that increases aerobic fitness and prepares your body for harder movements. Performing high knees brings your heart rate up, additions the metabolism and helps you burn more calories throughout the day.