You neither require a gym membership nor a walking-friendly neighborhood for you to be fit. If you want to be fit and you don’t want to hit the gym, here are some of the best cardio exercises that you can practice in your home:
This is a great move that has been shown to have the ability of helping you to burn over 200 calories in less than 20 minutes. In addition to helping you to burn calories, it’s also cheap and you don’t require a lot of exercising space. You also don’t require special skills for you to engage in rope jumping.
For you to reap full benefits, you need to practice regularly. For ideal results you should turn the rope with your wrists and not by your arms.
You should involve variations in your exercises. For example, you should jump on one foot, while crossing the feet, while double turning the rope, and by jumping with high knees.
High Intensity Interval Training
This is another exercise that you can practice in your home. The training involves alternating between high and low periods of intensity for the entire course of your workout.
When you engage in these two you achieve two things: you force your heart and lungs to work harder and as a result you easily enhance the ability of the heart to pump blood to all parts of the body.
The exercises also keep your heart rate pumping fast which plays a major role of increasing the rate at which you burn calories.
Due to the physiologic benefits that come with high intensity interval training, you achieve great results within a very short time.
This exercise requires you to squat to the floor, jump your feet to a plank position, jump back in and stand up. The good side with this exercise is that it helps you to burn over 100 or more calories within a very short time.
Although, the exercise is very effective in helping you to burn calories, you need to use it sparingly as it’s hard to execute.
The best way of going about it is incorporating 30-60 seconds of burpees every 3-4 minutes of cardio circuit. For ideal results you should ensure that the circuit includes other exercises such as: marching, jogging, jumping rope, and step touches.
This exercise requires you to start from a squat position then jump as high as you can, and then land back into a squat. The exercise raises the heart rate, burns calories, and increases the power in the legs. In addition to this, no special skills are required to execute the squat jumps.
The best way of using this exercise in workout is by incorporating it in other exercises such as jogging, jumping rope, marching, and step touches. If you are involved in high intensity interval training, you should do 30-50 seconds of the squat jumps, rest for 30-60 seconds and repeat the exercise for another 10 or more minutes.