Cardio workouts can be intimidating—especially if you’re overweight or trying to get into shape. That’s where this workout comes in. It’s the perfect way to ease into fat-burning cardio without injuring yourself.
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With this circuit, you will be able to go at your own tempo and speed. As you get stronger, feel free to up your speed to increase your heart rate even more. These movements are not huge, so they should be pretty easy on your joints. But always listen to your body and remember this workout is about you and not a competition with anyone else! (Does yoga qualify as cardio? Here’s your answer.)
Start by doing this workout just two times a week, and then increase to three or four times a week as you build stamina. Try for 20 repetitions of each exercise, and for the moves that switch sides, do 20 on each side.
- Start in a wide second squat position with your feet wide, toes turned slightly out. Place your hands on your thighs or clasp them in front of your chest.
- Push with your legs and through your core to jump up and out into a “star” position.
- Return to your start position, making sure that you roll through your foot to land. (Too much impact? Start with these 3 workouts for stronger, pain-free knees.)
Original Article : If You Hate Running, This Is The Perfect Fat-Burning Cardio Workout For You
By: CHELSEA STREIFENEDER