Great Cardio Workouts You Can Do at Home Without Equipment

Great cardio workouts can be tough for a lot of people. You may struggle to find the time to get to the gym. If you hit the gym and ride the stationary bike or use the treadmill for 45 minutes and factor in travel time, that’s a big part of your day and we’re all busy. But there is a way.

Great cardio workouts at home can be tough because high quality home exercise equipment isn’t cheap and you need a place to put it.

But you can get great cardio workouts at home, in very little time, without any exercise equipment. Yes, seriously.

You can combine body weight exercises and high intensity interval training (HITT).

Here’s how:

HIIT is a great way to burn fat faster and do it in less time.

With high intensity interval training, no one can use the excuse that they don’t have the time for great cardio workouts.

To prove it, here’s an example of today’s cardio workout that I did at home without any exercise equipment.

I first warmed up by doing a few minutes of easy body weight squats and jumping jacks.

Then I jumped right into my cardio workout as follows:

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Plank
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Side Hops (hop side to side over a dumbbell – you can use anything to jump over)
  • Sprint in Place (I hold my hands out and make sure me knees touch them each time)
  • Body Weight Squats
  • Burpee
  • Stationary Reverse Lunge

I performed this routine by going all out (yes, 100% effort) on each exercise for 15 seconds. I would then take a 15 second break before doing the same on the next exercise.

This had me complete the above cycle in 4 minutes. I then took a two minute break and repeated the exact cycle listed above.

Another 2 minute break followed and I performed a third cycle as follows:

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Crunches
  • Body Weight Squats
  • Reverse Lunges
  • Leg Raise
  • Sprint in Place
  • Plank
  • Side Hop

Including warm up this entire routine took me 20 minutes, at home, no exercise equipment, and it was brutal.

Stop using lack of time or equipment as an excuse to miss out on a fitness program. You can ALWAYS do SOMETHING!

Now, great cardio workouts are as easy as getting off the couch.

Source by Gregg Gillies