Thanks to Megan Thee Stallion, every time we say the word “body,” it must be followed by “ody-ody-ody.” We know you feel the same. Catchy lyric aside, today we’re sharing our top five cardio workouts to get your body ready for the new season.
As you know, cardio exercises are great because they tone your whole body and burn the maximum amount of fat while getting your heart rate up. The highly efficient moves can be done in 10-minute segments (or longer, of course), making them super effective and convenient when it comes to tightening and strengthening your summer figure.
Ahead, we’re breaking down a variety of routines you can add to your fitness rotation. If you’re up for the challenge, we recommend scheduling one a day Monday through Friday, and then on the weekend, pick your favorite two for your Saturday workout. Then give yourself Sunday to rest and start the sequence all over the next week. After you’ve completed it a couple of times, you’ll have most of the moves memorized, which will make your sessions that much easier. Get ready to meet the cardio routines that will help transform your body this summer.
Monday: Your 5-Minute Cardio Workout
Complete each of these five movements for 45 seconds and rest for 15 seconds between each exercise. Repeat as many times as you’d like.
Inchworm Squat Jumps
Close Squats to Wide Squat Jumps
Lateral Slides with Forward Hop
Jumping Jack and Tuck Jump
Tuesday: Kourt’s HITT Workout
Repeat the below circuit three times.
Jump Squat into Jumping Lunges
Mountain Climber with Push-Up
Burpee + 180 Squat Jump
Jumping Jack into Jumping Jack Plank
Wednesday: 3 Moves for a Quick Cardio Burn
Perform each move for 30 seconds and repeat the sequence four times.
Burpees + Push-Up Combo
Thursday: Fat-Burning Workout for Full-Body Toning
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, and take a 10-second break after each exercise.
Friday: Kourt’s Treadmill Workout Routine
Try these four moves the next time you’re at the gym.
Side Steps Shuffle
Side Steps with Resistance Band
Incline Walk with Dumbbells
Goblet Squat/Incline Backward Walk with Kettlebell
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