At-Home Fat-Blasting Cardio

At-Home Fat-Blasting Cardio

Finally! A killer cardio workout you can do in your living room. Part of our No-Excuses Workout Challenge| this is cardio you can do anywhere. It’s perfect for torching calories without having to go for a run.

Here’s the workout to follow! But do scroll down further for detailed explanations of each exercise.

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“”|””large_link””:”” Cross Jack

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart| and extend your arms straight out to either side with palms facing down.
  • Jump and cross your right arm over your left and your right foot over your left. Jump your legs to the sides and open your arms| then cross with the opposite arm and foot.

| Alternating Back Lunge

  • Stand with your feet in parallel and arms by your sides. Take a large step backward with your right leg coming into a lunge| with both knees bent to 90 degrees| while lifting your arms to shoulder height and pulling your elbows back.
  • Your front knee should not go beyond your toes.
  • Push your left heel into the ground as you step your right foot back to parallel. Then repeat stepping back with the left leg.

| Hopscotch

  • Bouncing off the balls of your feet| jump your feet wide.
  • Hop back to center on your left foot| then jump your feet wide.
  • Hop back to center on your right foot| and continue alternating in this pattern.

| Windmill Lunge

  • Step out to the right with your right leg coming into a narrow side lunge.
  • Twist your torso to the right| bringing your left hand to your right foot.
  • Push off your right foot to return to standing upright| then repeat twisting to the other side.

| Frogger

  • Start in a plank position.
  • Jump your feet lightly toward your hands| bringing your knees to just above your elbows. Pull your navel to your spine to engage your abs.
  • Jump your feet back to plank position| landing as softly as possible.

| Knees and Toes

  • Start with two high knees| bringing your right knee to your left hand| then your left knee to your right hand.
  • Now rotate your right knee slightly outward to bring your right ankle to your left hand| then your left ankle to your right hand.
  • Continue in this alternating pattern.

| Under the Fence

  • Start standing on the right edge with your weight on your right foot. Take a large step to the left with your left foot| crouching as if you are going under a bar that is waist high.
  • Transfer your weight onto your left foot as you move sideways| and come to standing on your left leg at the left side of your mat.
  • Reverse directions| moving back to the right.

| Plank Jack

  • Start in a plank position with your feet almost touching.
  • Keeping your torso as level as possible| jump your feet wide like a jumping jack. Then jump your legs back together.
  • Continue repeating this pattern.

| Walking Hamstring

  • Standing on your left leg| as you step onto your right heel with a flexed foot| reach your right hand down to touch your right toes. This will give you an active stretch for the back of your right leg.
  • Step onto your right foot| and come to standing. Repeat on the other side| and continue in this walking pattern.

| Power Skip

  • Step onto your right foot and hop into the air| raising your left knee and punching your right arm into the air.
  • Land on your right foot| then step onto your left to hop| bringing your right knee up and punching with your left arm. Continue skipping in this pattern.
  • This is a slow| kind of lumbering skip| to really focus on hopping off and landing on the same foot.