You can get your heart rate up in the comfort of your own home. Skip the gym and the cardio machines for this short, fun, and challenging cardio workout. We think you’ll love it! And your arms and legs will feel worked, too. Equipment wise, you will need a step (for step-ups) and a jump rope. If there are no stairs in your home, use a small bench, march in place with some vigor, or up the intensity by running in place doing the high-knee run ¡ª this advanced variation works the abs, too. If you don’t have a jump rope, just imagine you do and hop over your imaginary rope.
March in place2 minutesStep-ups2 minutesJump rope2 minutesStretchHamstrings, quads, calves, inner thighs
Jumping jacks and cross jacks2 minutesSquats1 minuteAlternating side lunges20 repsJump rope1 minuteJump squats15 repsMarch in place1 minuteBurpees15 repsMarch in place1 minuteWalking lunges20 repsSquats1 minuteJump rope1 minuteJump squats15 repsJump rope1 minuteStep-ups2 minutesMarch in place2 minutesPush-ups20Ab work / your choice5 minutesTriceps dips30 reps
Need help with the five minutes of ab work? Here are a few workouts to follow:
5-Minute Core WorkoutThe Low-Ab Workout You’ve Been Waiting For5-Minute Muffin Top Workout
This workout is definitely not low impact, and if you have downstairs neighbors it could seriously bother them. Take care of yourself and your knees ¡ª modify if needed. Remember to stretch your entire body when you’re done.
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