Cardio exercise is any exercise that raises your heart rate. Face it our bodies were made to move. And we all know that to keep our muscles in shape we need move them. This movement makes them stronger and stronger muscles make for a more efficient and healthy body.
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