Cardio? Strength? How about “Cardio-Strength”?!!!
Full disclosure – I am not a huge fan of cardio. I get that it’s necessary for peak performance and weight loss and I have definitely found ways that I like to keep it interesting (Running Intervals and Treadmill Workouts are a few of my favorites!), but give me strength training any day! Well – today I thought “Why not get the best of both??” Which brings me to my “Cardio-Strength” workout for today!! I’m calling it “Crength”… or “Stardio”… either way it’s taking 5 of my favorite strength moves and putting them together in a way that’s designed to get your heart rate up and keep it there! Hope you enjoy!
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For these at-home workouts I’ll take a quick lap around the block, climb my stairs 10 times, or even march in place for a couple of minutes. Anything to get the blood moving!
Down into a deep squat (knees parallel to the floor) and then explode up into a jump. Land as softly as possible.
Alternating Side Lunges
Lunge over laterally onto the right leg trying to keep your knee right over your big toe. Come down to parallel to the floor and push off back to upright.
Down in tall plank on hands and toes, bring your right knee up into your chest and then return to the starting position. Repeat with the left knee. Then repeat. And repeat. And… you get the idea.
Alternating Toe Touches
Lay flat on your back, legs out straight and arms extended overhead. Keeping your knee and elbow extended straight, touch your left toes with your right hand. Return to starting position and repeat with right toes/left hand.
But only for 60 seconds…
Repeat this circuit 3-4 times and consider yourself “Crength-ified”!! (It’s going to catch on…)
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Make it happen,
By Jared Beckstrand