Guess what? It is springtime, and summer will be here before you know it! The weather is getting warmer, which means it is time to lose that extra winter weight. Today’s workout is the perfect cardio routine to help you drop that excess body fat, and you can do it from your living room!
Today’s routine is completely low impact, so no jumping! My low impact cardio routines are good for everyone, but especially good for new exercisers or those limiting jumping because of an injury. Standard low impact cardio options can get quite boring, but trust me… this routine will keep you on your toes!
Before we get into the workout, let’s talk briefly about fat loss. There is a lot of research out there saying HIIT workouts are the best for fat loss, but some people still present a good argument for why steady state cardio is superior for fat burning. The workout below is the best of both worlds. Mixing steady state with bursts of high intensity intervals will help keep your heart rate up the whole time while forcing it to beat even faster for short periods during the workout. The fluctuations in your heart rate will keep your blood pumping, fast, and help you burn lots of calories.
If fat loss is a major goal of yours, I recommend checking out the MFit 4-Week Slim Down. This 28-day program takes all the guess work out of weight loss. It comes with a structured workout program that will challenge the body and it shed fat. The program pairs perfectly with the MFit Diet Planner. The program (and the MFit Diet Planner) are free for MFit Members, so if you are interested – join today!
Try the workout below!
Do 2 sets of the following circuit:
– Walk Down (5 reps)
– Mobility Rainbow (10 reps)
– Charleston (10 reps each)
Do 2 sets of the following cardio, 30 seconds on – 10 seconds rest:
– Knee Side Kick
– Up/Down Squat
– Walking Burpee
Do 4 sets of the following cardio, 20 seconds on – 10 seconds rest:
– 1, 2, 3 Step
Do 10 reps of the following:
– Alternating Side Plank to Push-up