Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Wednesday Workout - Quick and Dirty Cardio
Sometimes, like everyone else, I am pressed for time. But it is important to still get in a workout. On ideal days, I try to exercise for a minimum of an hour - usually more. But there are days were that amount of time to dedicate to a workout is an absolute luxury. Time that I don't have. On those days, I have my go-to cardio workout that combines plyometrics with some body weight exercises. In total this workout depending on how intense I feel like working out takes about 7-8 minutes. That's it, but it is intense so pacing is key as is taking breaks when needed.
I also like to use this segment in between weight lifting or trx sets for a bit of additional cardio and to add some variety to my workout. And the great thing about this combination is that it requires no equipment and can be done anywhere - your basement gym, hotel room, back yard (you get the idea).
So here is the breakdown. After a warm up such as this....
1 jumping jack
1 push up
2 jumping jacks
2 push ups
and so on all the way to 10 of each exercise
If I'm feeling really up to pushing myself, I will count back down. But that rarely happens as I'm pretty tired by the end of this.