Ditch the Treadmill! 6 Cardio Moves You Can Do at Home

Tired of hourlong cardio sessions? Try this quickie power routine.

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Tired of hour long cardio sessions? Well this high intensity cardio workout will maximize your time and your workout! Adding cardio to your routine will help with weight loss, a healthier heart and lungs as well as giving you more confidence about you feel and look. 

In this episode of Kickstart Workouts, certified personal trainer Holly Rilinger shows you an intense 12 minute cardio workout comprised of 45 second intervals followed by 15 seconds of active recovery. Holly leads you through the following circuit of exercises two times: jump rope, shuffles, high knees, mountain climbers, speed skaters, and forward-backward jumps.

Jump rope can be done with real jump ropes or use or imagination, its all about going through with the emotions. Stand in place and jump rope, sound easy but these can get exhausting easily so make sure to practice proper breathing. 

Shuffles are easy but effective workout because they engage your whole body. Get in your standing position and do a running man type move from side to side. Get your knees high and maintain your breath. 

High knees are done by standing straight with your feet hip width apart, jump from one foot to the other at the same time lifting your knees as high as possible. 

Mountain climbers, to perform these get into a plank position and pull your right knee to your midsection. Return your right leg to the starting position then alternate legs. 

Speed skaters, from a normal standing position, take a big step out to the right. As you do, sweep your left leg behind you while bringing your left arm across your body. Then, step to the left, bringing your right leg behind you and your right arm across your body. 

Forward-backward jumps, assume an athletic stance with your feet about shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, chest up and gaze looking forward. Squat down with your hips and butt down. Then, jump forward and then immediately jump backward, while maintaining the squat position during this time.