Four Creative Ways to Get Your Cardio Done in Your Bedroom
No time or room for a workout? Think again! You can get a great cardio workout in the comfort of your very own bedroom – even if you can barley see the floor. Try these easy moves, for several minutes to get your heart pumping in no time. Now there really is no excuse for not getting your cardio workout in right after you hop out of bed.
From a standing position, alternate legs as you kick your heel towards your buttocks. You can add in arm circles too, for a full body workout. You should feel it in your hips and quads. To really rev up your calorie burn, do the move at a faster pace. For some extra toning, go a little slower but be sure to really feel your muscles working and squeeze your buttocks as your heel comes up behind you. You can also add in a small squat after each kick.
High knees may remind you of gym class, but they are a sure way to get your heart rate up quickly. You will really feel this workout in your quads, buttocks, and core. For a more advanced move, touch your opposite hand to your opposite knee to further engage your ab muscles. If you are new to working out or need to keep it low impact, then practice this move slowly. After several reps, you should be sweating and feeling a good burn in no time.
Alternating Reverse Lunge With Cross-Body Punch
This move will work a lot of muscles all at once, from your arms to your hamstrings. The first thing you want to do is to stand with your feet together with your hands in fists and at chest level. Step forward with your right leg into a forward lunge while you punch your left arm across your body. Hold for a few seconds then bring your leg and arm back and do a lunge and punch with the other side. Remember to really sit down in your lunge and punch across your body to feel the toning moves in your buttocks and core.
Sumo Jump Squats
Finally, this move will tone your lower half and pump up your calorie burn. Start with your legs spread a little wider than shoulder width and reach both hands towards the floor for a squat. Then jump up and land back into the squat.
These four moves prove that you don’t need fancy equipment or even a big space to get your heart pumping. Try these moves for five minutes each for a fast, toning and calorie-burning workout in 20 minutes.