These Heart-Pumping Cardio Circuit Workouts Are Perfect For When You’re Short On Time

by | Aug 1, 2022 | Workouts

Maybe the weather is absolutely brutal outside and you can’t make it to the gym, or maybe you just have a quick 10 minutes to break a sweat in your living room. Either way, the perfect solution is this at-home cardio circuit workout (with video!). In no time at all, you’ll rev your heart rate, and feel damn good about yourself for making it happen.

By incorporating jumps and explosive moves, you’re building strength using your own body weight – so cardio doubles up as resistance training, which is clutch for building toned muscle and upping endurance.

To help you get your cardio fix for the day, celebrity fitness trainer and “Revenge Body” star Lacey Stone has you covered. Choose one of the three-move cardio circuit workouts below and get sweating.

Time: 10 minutes

Equipment: None

Good for: Cardio

Instructions: For each move, do 20 reps, then continue to the next move. Repeat the entire three-move circuit three times total.

Cardio Circuit Workout 1

1. Jump And Shuffle

How to: Start in a squat position, with your hips back and knees in line with your ankles. From here, hop forward as far as you can, and land in the same squat position. Shuffle backwards until you reach your starting point. That’s one rep. Do 20 reps. Immediately move to the next exercise.

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2. Lateral Hops

How to: Stand with both feet flat on the floor. Lift your left knee, and using your right leg for power, leap to the left. Land on your left leg with your right knee raised. As soon as you land, leap back to the starting position. That’s one rep. Do 20 reps. Immediately move to the next exercise.

3. Wonder Woman

How to: Start in a standing position, as if you’re setting up to do a jumping jack. Jump your feet out, wider than hip-width apart, and stretch your arms out to the side at the same time. Jump your feet to the centre and cross them, one in front of the other. At the same time, cross your forearms in front of your face. That’s one rep. Continue for 20 reps.

Repeat the entire circuit three times.

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Cardio Circuit Workout 2

1. Wrist To Ankle

How to: Start in a standing position. Then, raise your right leg in front of you, keeping it straight, as you hop on your left foot. At the same time, swing your left hand in front of your body toward your right ankle. Immediately repeat on the other side. That’s one rep. Do 20 reps. Immediately move to the next exercise.

2. Star Jump

How to: Start with both feet together, firmly planted on the ground, with your hips slightly hinged backwards. From here, jump as high as you can and stretch your arms out straight in either direction. Return to start. That’s one rep. Do 20 reps. Immediately move to the next exercise.

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3. Tuck Jump

How to: Begin standing with your feet hip-width distance apart. Drop down into a half squat as you prepare your legs to explode. Let your arms drop back behind to assist in the jump. Using your arms to pull, explode up into a high jump, bringing your knees up to your chest in a tuck. Land softly and immediately drop back into the half squat. That’s one rep. Do 20 reps.

Repeat the entire circuit three times.

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