I was actually inspired to make this workout while on my run this morning! Most of the time I like to combine cardio and strength training in my at home routines, but I realized that sometimes you want to just get in some cardio. Maybe you’re on a rest day with strength or maybe you have a dedicated strength plan, either way if you’re looking for some straight up, make you sweat, challenging at home cardio workout, this is the plan for you! The rest periods are optional (if you don’t want them just swap them for more jogging in place) but they’re good times to grab some water. Ultimately remember that what you give this routine is what you’ll get out of it so work hard and challenge yourself!
Everything about this plan fits together to make the most of your time and energy, and it’s color coded! The higher intensity cardio (in yellow) gets your heart rate up quick while the lower intensity cardio (in pink) keeps it up while giving you a little bit of a rest. The ab training exercises (in white) all work multiple muscle groups and hit your midsection from every angle to help you build strength. What makes this workout so effective is that it combines fat burning cardio WITH targeted and effective strength training! Remember though, the key to seeing real change in your body comes as much from what you eat as what you do so make sure you’re feeding your body well, giving it all the nutrients it needs, and hydrating!