1.JOGGING IN PLACE
What : Jogging in a stationary position
Why : It’s simple, accessible, gets the heart rate up and is a great way to warm up for more intense exercise
Requirements : A good pair of shoes and a sturdy floor
Precautions: It’s high impact, which may tax the joints, and it can be boring. Because there’s no forward motion, it isn’t as intense as jogging outside
Variations : Press the arms overhead, high knees, butt kicks, wide knees.
What : Squatting to the floor, jumping the feet to a plank position, jumping back in and standing up
Why : It’s a killer cardio exercise , burning 100 or more calories in 10 minutes (if you can stomach 10 minutes of this exercise).
Requirements : A good pair of shoes, experience with high impact exercise, an iron will
Precautions: It’s really, really hard
Variations : Stepping the feet back instead of jumping, jump up at the end, add a pushup or use equipment: Medicine ball, BOSU,kettlebell, or Gliding Discs.
What :From a squat position, jump as high as you can, landing back into a squat.
Why : Squat jumps are a plyometric exercise that will raise the heart rate, burn calories, and increase power in the legs. No special skills are needed.
Requirements : Happy knees, experience with high impact exercise, a good pair of shoes, and a floor
Precautions: This exercise is high impact and high intensity and requires strong joints and a strong heart. With any plyo exercise, land softly to protect the joints
Variations : Prisoner squat jumps, froggy jumps, on the BOSU