How to Do Cardio Workouts at Home With No Equipment

“A few month ago I enrolled to the gym because I have promised to myself to be more active and get atleast 1-2 hours exerise every other day. However, due to some circumstances I could no longer stick to my gym schedules so I’ve been trying to do it at home instead.”

How to Do Cardio Workouts at Home With No Equipment

Save money by working out in the privacy of your own home while still losing weight in a quick and efficient manner. Some of the best cardio workouts are those that get the heart rate up and the body sweating. Yet, many of those cardio workouts are free and can be done indoors or out. Cardio workouts burn fat and calories. They also increase the development of lean muscle mass, which is great for long-term weight loss management.

Step 1

March in place, keeping the knees high, for about 5 to 10 minutes at a time. This is harder than you may think. Try to keep the knees lifted up toward waist level to work the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdominal muscles. Put on some of your favorite music and do your marching in place three to four times a day for an all-around calorie burn.

Step 2

Perform intense calisthenics routines for 20 minutes to 30 minutes once or twice a day. A good calisthenics routine may contain jumping jacks, knee bends, waist twists, windmills, sit-ups, push-ups, crunches as well as marching or jogging in place. Try at least 20 of each, moving as fast as you can while focusing on quality and form.

Step 3

Pretend you’re cross country skiing (without skis or poles, of course). Stand with your feet a little over shoulder-width apart, one foot about 2 feet in front of the other. With a slight jump, switch the position of the feet. When the left foot is out in front, the right arm should be out in front, extended like you’re holding a ski pole. Then when the right foot is in front, the left arm should be …

See more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/38653-cardio-workouts-home-equipment/

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