Burn More Calories With These 4 Exercises You Can Do At Home!

Burn More Calories With These 4 Exercises You Can Do At Home!

My personal training clients have often asked me for some exercises they can do for cardio when the weather is bad. In the Spring and Summer months there is never a problem due to the fact that one can just step outside for a walk, run, or bike ride. The weather is warm and we have more hours of sunlight. However, stepping outside to do cardio in 40 degree temperatures doesn’t sound too appealing. Do not let this become an excuse as to why you skipped that cardio session. Here are 4 exercises you can do in the privacy of your own home to work up a sweat and burn those calories.

1. Jump Rope Jumping rope is great for cardio, burning about 220 calories in 20 minutes depending on the intensity. Jump ropes are a great option due to the fact that they are perfect for travel, and can be used anywhere you have the space. For the best results, turn the rope with the wrists, not the arms, and landing softly. You may begin by jumping for 60 seconds and gradually working up to longer jumping sessions.

2. Squat Jumps Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, push your hips back and bend your knees to lower into a squat position keeping your chest up and abs tight. Jump explosively as high as you can. Land softly with a bent knee, and immediately squat down to jump again and repeat the exercise. Imagine that you’re pushing the floor away from you as you leap. Do as many squat jumps as possible for 2 minutes before you rest and let your heart rate come back down.

3. Mountain Climbers Starting in a straight-arm plank position with your hands directly below your shoulders, your body should forming a straight line from your neck to your ankles. Lift your right foot and drive your right knee up into the center of your body. Quickly switch legs, driving left knee up into the center of your body. Keep your hips level, abs tight, and your shoulders directly above your wrists. Do as many as possible for 2 minutes.

4. Burpees Standing tall with your feet shoulder width apart, bend both knees, swing arms back, and drive off ground as high as possible. Land softly and immediately bend your knees, place hands on the floor in front of you, and jump your feet all the way back so you end up in a pushup position. Lower your chest to perform a pushup. Jump both feet back in and stand back to the starting position. Immediately jump up to repeat. Continue to do as many reps as possible for 2 minutes.

We all get busy in life and it can be really easy to make excuses to skip that walk, bike ride, or swim. But don’t let weather be an excuse for missing out on your health and fitness routine. For more information on weight training, nutrition, personal training, or reaching your personal fitness goals, contact us.

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