This total body cardio workout is an excellent workout to do on a recovery day. It’s very effective at burning calories and fat without being high impact, and the nice thing about it is that you can control the intensity of this workout. You can choose to use it however you want. Wether you’re looking for a low impact beginner cardio workout, or intermediate cardio workout this workout is perfect for you!
Cardio can be very boring when using gym machines. Repeating the same movement over and over for a long period of time can be boring. Doing total body cardio workouts like this one where you’re doing a bunch of different movements and engaging your whole body, isn’t only less boring, but it’s also a much smarter way to workout. It’s much more effective at burning calories and fat, increasing endurance and improving heart health. Plus it keeps your mind present during the workout, because the exercises change every 45 seconds and can be a little challenging for the brain. It’s a great way to keep your mind and body connected.
Remember to activate all your muscles during the entire 30 minutes of action that you’ll be in. Even muscles you’re not using directly such as your core. This way you make the workout more effective as the muscle contracting burns more calories. After all it’s a total body cardio workout!
We have 6 groups to go through and each group contains 2 exercises that we will repeat twice and then more over to the next group. Each exercise lasts 45 seconds and we get 15 seconds to stay active until we start the new exercise. We have a built-in warm up which is what group one is.
- Walk down + hop in&out
- Knee up + kick (alternate with both legs)
- Side hop + leg raise
- 1 leg hop + squat
- 3 mountain climbers + 2 twists
- Plank jack + knees in
- 3 lunge jump + toe tap
- 3 russian twists + 1 crunch
- Side lunge hops (choose 1 leg, then switch at next interval)
- 1 jumping jack + butt kick (from a downward position)
- Upward plank leg circle
- Squat pulses + 3 arm circles from & 3 arm circles back
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