I’ve really been trying to up my cardio game here lately. I actually used to be a cardio queen, but lately I’ve been so focused on building muscle that my cardio has kind of been on the back burner. For some reason, my body has a really hard time building and keeping muscle. Meanwhile, my sister (same parents) rarely works out and is super buff. WHY? Nobody knows. Thanks, genes! 😉
While I’m proud to say that I’ve been killing the Equipment-Free 30-Minute Total Body Workout and the Beach-Ready Total-Body Workout (I like to mix these throughout the week), rainy days and working late into the evenings has had me choosing Strawberry Chia Seed Popsicles over getting out and getting my heart rate up.
And anyway, while other states might still have some spring left to enjoy, we’re already in full summer heat down here in Texas! Sorry running, but seeing as I’m not an early-morning-before-the-hot-sun-comes-out type of person, At-Home Cardio Workout it is! 😉 Anyone with me???
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Tip: Make this workout a million times more fun by doing it with a friend! And as always, be sure to let me know what you think of the workout by tagging #JarOfLemons or sending me a snap (👻: jaroflemons)!
1. Jumping Jacks
Jump from a standing position to a wide-leg position, raising arms overhead through the jump.
2. Mountain Climbers
Starting in plank, bring right leg into chest. Repeat on the other leg, alternating sides.
3. Side Lunge Jumps
Jump into a right leg lunge, deepening the lunge upon landing and ensuring the knee never goes over the toes. Repeat on left side, alternating.
Starting in plank, jump legs towards the chest into a frog position. From there, use legs to jump straight up. Go back into frog, and jump legs back out to plank.
5. High Knees
Alternating sides, bring knees towards the chest while jogging in place.
6. Squat Jumps
Starting in a low squat, jump straight up (raising the arms), and return to starting position.
7. Toe Touches
Starting in a reverse tabletop position, reach one arm up and touch the opposite toe. Alternate sides.
8. Butt Kicks
While jogging in place, bring heel as close to the glute as possible.
Disclaimer: It is important that you consult your doctor before starting new fitness regimes. By doing this workout, you are participating at your own risk. Modify the workout to fit your body’s needs and remember to listen to your body!