Cardio Exercises from Home
We are back to tell you about some easy cardio exercises you can do from the comfort of your home. Today’s topic revolves around shedding those pounds. To be more specific, we will be talking about cardiovascular workouts. These are the workouts that get that heart rate pumping! Since the bulk of this home workout series has dealt heavily with weight training, I’m sure you’re anticipating an article telling you how weight training and losing weight go together. You’re not wrong, but first let’s start with some workouts that will help shed those calories without using weights.
Well Known Workouts:
This isn’t going to be a huge passage out of the article because you should hopefully know about most of these. We just want to remind you incase you may have forgotten. It’s winter where I am currently, but if you’re fortunate enough to live in a warm location, you can always go outside for a job. I had a girlfriend that hated to run, but loved to skip so that’s what she did. Hey, do whatever is ultimately going to get your butt out of the chair.
There are still things you can do without buying a multi-thousand dollar treadmill if you’re stuck inside. Jumping rope; it’s hard, not fun, exhausting, but it’s quick and incredibly productive. My mom and sister are huge advocates for cardio DVDs. I can personally recommend The Biggest Loser and Tae Bo DVDs. These are both well done and will leave you in a pool of sweat by the time it’s over. Check out the Pictures on either side to see what these DVDs look like.
Cardio and Weights:
As promised, we’re going to talk about some ways to build muscle mass and shed calories at the same time.
We’ve talked quite a bit about the many benefits of using a kettlebell, but did you know you can also use kettlebell as a form of cardio? When you swing the kettlebell, you’re maintaining a high and consistent level of exertion. This allows you to burn calories but because you’re using muscle at the same time, you’re burning even more fat while simultaneously and flooding the body with growth hormones.
Perform 200 kettlebell swings and you’ll burn a LOT of calories while at the same time building strength. This is especially true if you do this using a drop set.