Alternative Cardio Workout

no-treadmillDo you hate spending time on the treadmill or elliptical to get your 30 minutes of cardio each workout? I hear ya, it’s not enjoyable. Spending time on machines can really make the time go by slow, and running can be so repetitive that it loses its effect on one’s body.

One of my favorite ways to get my cardio is in through waterfall workouts. I simply pick five different cardio moves and incorporate a scale of how many I want to do in one set. So, beginning with 10, I’ll complete the moves in a circuit until I reach 1, then I’ll go back up that circuit until I reach the beginning number.

Here is the workout, which I recommend completing two to three times to begin with. When you gain the stamina to complete the circuit more often, increase you about five times each day. This will easily help rev up your metabolism in under eight minutes.

10 Jumping Jacks

9 Diamond Jumps

8 Squats

7 Mountain Climbers

6 Burpees

5 Jumping Jacks

4 Diamond Jumps

3 Squats

2 Mountain Climbers

1 Burpee

2 Jumping Jacks

3 Diamond Jumps

4 Squats

5 Mountain Climbers

6 Burpees

7 Jumping Jacks

8 Diamond Jumps

9 Squats

10 Mountain Climbers

11 Burpees

Wow! That seems like a lot to handle at first. Just begin this workout once or twice to get the movements down. Once you gain confidence and stamina, you’ll burn fat in no time at all.

I hope you all enjoyed this machine-free, cardio workout. If you want to see more workout suggestions like this, please like this post so I know what content you’d prefer. Enjoy the rest of your day and I will talk to you on Monday!


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