Nothing tempts you to skip a workout like sticking to the same old routine month after month. And, having to go to the gym for every workout leaves a ton of opportunity to miss your workout completely.
However, when you have fun bodyweight exercises to look forward to that can be done right in your living room, you have a much better chance of being consistent even on the busiest of days.
Five Fun Bodyweight Cardio Exercises For Your Home Workout
Directions: Start with both feet on the floor straddling a low aerobic box. Hop up and onto the top of the box with both feet. Hop back down and repeat. Keep your abs tight, knees soft, and stay light on your feet. Only go as quickly as you can control. Work on control first and speed last.
Hand Step Ups
Directions: Start in a push up position with your core tight and hands close to the box. While keeping your core tight and hips square, lift one hand up and onto the box. Follow it with the next. Return to starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Continue to alternate hands. If you want to make it easier to keep your core tight and your hips square the entire time, do the move with your knees on the ground instead of with your toes on the ground.
Box Straddle Taps
Directions: Start by straddling a low aerobic box. Place one foot lightly on top of the box while keeping the other on the ground. Then, push off with the foot that is on the ground to hop up and transfer your weight. Land with the weight bearing leg on top of the box and transfer your weight into the opposite foot (now on the ground). Keep your knees slightly bent the entire time. Only go as quickly as you can control. Work on control first and speed last.
Directions: Start in a push up position with your core tight and hands shoulder width apart. While keeping your core tight and hips square, move one hand toward the other. Then return it to the starting position and move the opposite hand toward it. Continue alternating your hand position left and right like windshield wipers on a car.
Running Toe Taps
Directions: Start behind the box with one foot on the floor and the other resting lightly on top of the box. Push off of the foot on the floor to alternate your feet and land with the opposite foot on the floor. Continue to alternate while keeping your weight in the foot that is on the floor- not the one on the box.
Now that you have learned five bodyweight cardio exercises that you can do at home, get a free copy of my Bodyweight Conditioning Workout for a complete follow along workout video featuring these exercises.
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