35 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises

When you want to lose weight or burn some fats, the first thing that you would hear is that you need to do more cardio. And when you hear it, we automatically think it is all about running, walking or jogging. However, there are far more other cardio exercises that can help you reach your body goals .Check them out below;

 

Who said it’d be impossible to get in a great cardio workout on the gym (or living room!) floor? Performing higher-intensity bodyweight exercises can be an effective way to build strength while also raising the heart rate. To kill two birds with one stone, leave the running sneaks and swimming goggles behind and give these 35 cardio-based strength exercises a go!

Warm-Up

1. Power Skip
Skipping isn’t just for kids. Raise the right knee up towards the hip while reaching your left arm overhead. Land on the ball of your left foot, and then alternate the skipping motion with the opposite arm and leg. Shoot for 10-15 skips as high as you can go.

2. Stair Climb
Think of stairs as the cardio equipment in any building. For a great way to get the heart rate up, briskly walk up and down a stairway until you start to sweat. To avoid any dizzy spells, make sure to travel the whole stairwell to limit the amount of turn-arounds. Pro-tip: Skip the elevator when going to work and sneak in a workout before getting into the office!

3. High Knees
Stand tall with your feet hip-distance apart. Raise up your right knee as high as it’ll go, and then place the leg back down. Alternate legs and start picking up the pace. Try this jig for 30 seconds straight.

4. Inchworm
It really is a Bug’s Life. Stand tall, and bend over until your fingertips are on the floor. Next, walk the hands forward while keeping the legs straight until you’ve reached a traditional push-up position. Finish off the move by taking tiny steps to get your feet back up to your hands. Repeat for 4-6 reps. 5. Alternate-Leg Bounding
Find a flat straightaway (like a hallway or a track) for some space to move forward. Standing tall, reach your right knee forward and lift your hip, jumping off the left leg as far forward as possible. Land on the right leg and continue this movement, alternating legs. Try to jump forward for 10 hops total.

6. Butt Kick
These will literally kick your butt—in a good way. Jog in place while kicking your heels back towards your glutes. Make sure the movement is being driven from your hamstrings (not just your feet kicking up dust). Keep it up for a minute straight while picking up the pace!

 

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