Best-Home-Cardio-Exercises

Some of the most effective exercises can be done at your home without equipment and simply by using your own body weight. But you will never achieve your goals if you do only one exercise! Here are 7 of the most used exercises that can be done at home.

1. Jump Rope

Make sure you’ve got a good rope. Beaded or plastic “speed” ropes are more durable than cotton ones and whip around faster, making for a more intense workout. It’s great cardio, burning about 220 calories in 20 minutes. Jump ropes require no special skills and can be used anywhere you have space. Jump continuously at a steady pace. Keep shoulder blades down and back, chest lifted, and jump softly. Swing the jump rope with wrists, not arms.

Jump Rope workout

 

2. Jumping Jacks

Jumping jacks burn about 100 calories in 10 minutes. No special equipment or skills are needed. Jumping jacks are a great all over body exercise, They function as cardiovascular, strengthening and stress-relieving exercises. Make jumping jacks part of a daily or weekly fitness plan and modify them to meet your fitness goals. The alternating action of the arms overhead and the legs stretched out increases your heart rate, therefore, stimulating blood flow to a variety of muscle groups.

Jumping Jacks workout

 

3. Jogging in Place

This easy-to-do exercise increases heart rate to regular fat-burning capacity. Jogging in place doesn’t require additional gym equipment and can be performed within the temperature-regulated confines of your own living room. In general, jogging in place burns 400 to 600 calories per hour. I think most people would agree that jogging when you are actually moving forward, is better exercise and generally more interesting as well.

Jogging in Place workout

4. Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers can be performed anywhere as they only require a space and your own body weight. They benefit muscular and cardiovascular fitness whilst also improving flexibility, blood circulation, and overall strength. This is a cardio and strength training workout combined into one. You feel your muscles in your legs and arms working hard while burning crazy calories.

mountain climbers workout

5. Squat Jumps

This is one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s routine, as it’s relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment, and can be done just about anywhere. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms hanging at your sides. Squat down until your knees are bent about 90 degrees. Immediately swing your arms overhead and jump upward as high as you can. As you land, gently bend your knees and sink back down into the squat position. The jump squat will make you more powerful while developing dense, muscular legs. It will also help improve almost every other exercise you do.

Squat Jumps workout

6. Staircase Exercise

It does not require any special skills, Doing stair run workouts a few times a week will tone muscles, increase your cardiovascular endurance and strength and burn calories to aid weight loss (blast about 150 calories in 15 minutes). When you stair climb for exercise, you burn twice the fat in half the time than if you run and three times more than walking.

Staircase Exercise

7. Push-up Exercises

The benefits of pushups are plentiful. They are one of the basic and most common exercises for the human body, and of course, help keep you fit and healthy. Major muscle groups, such as your biceps, core muscles, triceps, anterior deltoids and lower body muscle groups are activated to support your body while stabilizing your movements. Push-ups can be done anywhere, with little room and no specialized equipment, and they can be modified for all levels of fitness from beginners to advanced athletes.

Push up Exercises

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Some of the most effective exercises can be done at your home without equipment and simply by using your own body weight. But you will never achieve your goals if you do only one exercise! Here are 7 of the most used exercises that can be done at home. 1....
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