Quick & Dirty Home Cardio

A workout doesn’t have to take a long time to be effective.  Time is only one part of the equation.  Intensity is also important if you want to get results.

Last night I did this cardio workout in my bedroom while my son was sleeping, proving that you don’t need a lot of space, or time to get the job done.  This workout also requires no equipment, other than a clock with a second hand (I steal the one from the kitchen and put it back afterwards)…and music helps too (I use my computer).

Emily’s Friday Tabata Workout:

Warm-up – 5 min aerobics

For each exercise below, do as many reps as possible in 20s, then rest 10s before starting the next exercise. (tabata style)

Set 1 (4 min):

  1. Air squats 
  2. Pushups
  3. squat jumps
  4. Jumping jack
  5. Air squats 
  6. Pushups
  7. squat jumps
  8. Jumping jacks

Rest 2 min

Set 2 (4 min):

  1. Burpies
  2. alternating front lunges (or lunge jumps)
  3. situps
  4. lateral bounds
  5. Burpies
  6. alternating front lunges (or lunge jumps)
  7. situps
  8. lateral bounds

Rest 2 min

Now repeat the whole thing over, for a total of 4 sets.

Remember, the key to this workout is intensity!  If one of the exercises is too hard or too easy, adjust the workout to include something that you can do hard and fast.  Get that heart rate up!!


My post-workout glow!

Have a fit and fabulous weekend everyone! 

~Live Inspired~!




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