Doing Cardio at Home

Posted by on 24th Oct 2015

I enjoy working out. Quite a lot actually. Some weeks more, some weeks not at all. I haven't been in the gym for about a year now. Only working out at home or outside. One thing I didn't yet manage to do at home: cardio. Cardio is workout for the heart. Cycling, running, swimming those are some of the most popular cardio exercises. Why am I investigating this now? The winter comes and running outside gets a little bit too frosty. I'd rather run inside, even if I don't like it. The problem is: I don't have a treadmill at home, and I don't have any plans to buy one. So what to do?

Luckily there are options to get the heart pumping without going outside, or going inside the gym.

  • Rope jumping
  • Burpees
  • Squats (in various forms)
  • Jumping Jacks

Burpees are a general great exercise. You have to move big parts of your body, and they are very taxing, when you do a lot of them. What's a burpee, you ask? Just ask the internet.

The nice thing with the others mentioned is that you can do them in various forms. You can do jumping jacks with lateral movements, or squatted jacks. Watch the video in this article to find a couple variations.

Scooby has some advice, too.

To measure the time intervals I use (Seconds Pro)[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seconds-pro-timer-for-interval/id363978811?mt=8&at=1l3vpUb&ct=blog].

The good thing with this type of cardio, the one in the first link to Fitness Blender, is that they not only get your heart pumping, but they also train a huge range of motion. Makes me think of a 90s DVD workout you can buy on TV. In fact it's the same, just with a new name. But if you work out now, you can burn more calories than other person's who are not working out. Incredible!