Too many people have their head on wrong when they think you need to have a treadmill, rower, exercise bike or one of those small penny boards, or even worse – a cross trainer available to do a great cardio workout.
And to expect people to have them in their own home these days is just not going to happen especially with more and more of the population living in apartments.
Yep you’re right. Of course there is.
And it’s not the easy cop out answer that you may be expecting. If you’re expecting me to say go outside and do some sprints then you’re going to want to keep on reading.
Don’t get me wrong – I love sprints – especially hill sprints. They definitely get the heart rate up, place less stress on your joints compared to long distance running or even flat sprints (because your foot has less contact time on the ground when you’re sprinting up a hill it makes it better on your joints) however it’s not always possible to get outside or even find an appropriate space to do them in.
There is a better answer. And one that isn’t dependant on the weather outside. In fact, you can even do it in the comfort of your own home.
Try this short workout at home next time you want to get the heart rate up.
Exercise One: Up Downs
Exercise 2: Body Blasts
Do 10 reps of each of these exercises and have a short rest after you do each one (no more than 30 seconds).
If you’re feeling game go through and repeat 5 times. It won’t take you any longer than 10-15 minutes to complete this workout and you’ll have a great workout that gets your heart rate pumping and you only need enough space to lay flat on the floor with.
Of course, it goes without saying that this routine should only be attempted if you have no pre-existing injuries and after you complete a bodyweight warm up to get your muscles warm. They should never be done cold.
So don’t let me hear you say anymore you just can’t get any cardio done because it’s either too hot, too wet or too cold outside or you don’t have any equipment available. You only ever need your own bodyweight to get the best workout possible!
Daniel Munday is Sydney’s Fat Loss Specialist. He helps busy women get back in their skinny jeans and busy men to lose the inches from their belly even if they have tried, and been burned by, every workout or diet fad that’s ever been conceived. He loves coming up with bodyweight routines. Check out his bootcamp workouts at DPMSydneyBootcamp.com.au.