Cardio Workout

July 18, 2012

Here is the cardio workout to go along with the strength workout from July 16, 2012. There are several options for working in the strength and cardio workouts. You can do them both in the same day, or you can have a cardio day, followed by a strength day. The video for this cardio workout provides variations for beginners and intermediate/advanced exercisers. For beginners, I recommend doing a ratio of 30 seconds work, 15 seconds rest with the lower intensity/impact exercises. For intermediate to advanced exercisers, use the more intense exercises and try 30:15 seconds intervals (work:rest), and progress to 45:15 seconds, then 50:10 seconds. Select the number of rounds based on the time you have available, and your fitness level. I opt for 3 rounds, with a max time for each round being 5 minutes. Remember you can rest whenever needed, even if it is in the middle of the exercise. Make a goal of being able to get all the way through the workout, but do what you can at first, as you are building your strength and tolerance. Enjoy the workout!


1)      Jog in Place (toes remain on the floor and heels come up, move the arms)

2)      Tap Outs (low impact jacks)

3)      Step Touch

4)      Wide Stance High Knee March

5)      Stepping Skaters


1)      Jog in Place (whole foot comes off of the floor, move the arms) or High Knee Jog

2)      Jumping Jacks

3)      Lateral Hops

4)      Tire Run (wide stance and high knees)

5)      Skaters

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