Get Your Cardio On: 5 Exercises to do at Home

Get Your Cardio On: 5 Exercises to do at Home

Working out from home doesn't have to be boring. Just because you don't have access to a gym or your regular fitness classes doesn't mean you should give up on your cardio routine. There are plenty of ways to get your heart rate going and stay in shape. Here are the five best exercises for getting your cardio on when you're stuck inside.


1. Jump Rope

The classic jump rope is a great way to get started with cardio at home. All you need is a jump rope and some room to move around. Jumping rope is an excellent form of low-impact aerobic exercise that can help you increase your endurance, improve coordination, and work those calves and thighs all in one go! Plus it’s an easy workout that anyone can do, no matter their level of fitness.


2. High Knees

High knees are a great way to get your legs moving and get your heart pumping. To do this move, stand with feet hip-width apart, arms bent at 90 degrees, palms facing down. Quickly bring one knee up towards the chest while simultaneously driving the opposite arm forward (alternating sides). Try doing this for 10-15 seconds at a time with minimal rest between sets. This move is simple enough but will leave you feeling the burn!


3. Burpees

Burpees are the ultimate full body exercise that will target all major muscle groups while getting your heart rate up in no time! Start by standing with feet hip-width apart, then drop into a squat position before jumping back into a plank position (make sure to keep core engaged throughout). From there, perform one pushup before jumping back into the squat position and then finally jumping up as high as possible – reaching arms above head for extra stretch/burn! Do 3-4 sets of 10 reps or pick up the pace and see how many burpees you can do in two minutes!


4. Mountain Climbers

This exercise works both your upper and lower body for an effective full body workout session. Start by getting into plank position making sure core is engaged throughout the entire movement – from here bring one foot towards the chest while keeping other foot planted (alternating sides). The key here is speed – so try picking up the pace after each set so you’re really working those muscles! Aim for 3 sets of 20 reps (10 per leg) or 2 minutes straight if you’re feeling particularly brave!


5. Jumping Jacks

This classic move has been around since forever but it still gets results just like it did back in elementary school P.E classes! Start by standing tall with feet together before quickly hopping outwards while simultaneously lifting arms above head (try clapping hands above head if possible) before quickly hopping back inwards bringing arms down by side – repeat this movement as fast as possible aiming for 3 sets of 30 seconds or even 1 minute if you’re feeling brave!



It's important to stay active even when we're stuck indoors - these five exercises are great ways to start incorporating cardio into any home workout routine. Whether it's jump rope, burpees, mountain climbers or jumping jacks - there's something here for everyone who wants to get their heart rate pumping without leaving their living room! So grab some space and get ready - let's get our cardio on!

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