Love Your Heart Cardio Workout

02/01/2014

Love Your Heart Cardio Workout

February is Heart Health Month. Try out these cardio workout exercises to boost your cardiovascular endurance this month. Do each move for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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  • Skier Jumps

    Start in a narrow squat position with your feet and knees together angled to the side as you keep your shoulders facing front so that your torso is twisted. Push-up and jump into a squat to the other side. Repeat.

  • Out-Out-In-In Steps

    Start in a narrow squat facing the front with feet under hips. Keep your body low and step right leg out, then left leg out, then bring right leg back in and left leg back in. Repeat as quick as you can.

  • Football Drills

    Stand in a wide squat position and huddle feet in place. Stay low and repeat huddle as fast as possible.

  • Surfer

    Lay face down with hands placed next to chest. Lift up and bring one leg up to so that you land in a split legged stance with knees bent—like a surfer!

  • Mountain Climbers

    Start in standing plank position with hands under shoulders. Bring right knee under chest towards your nose and then straighten leg back to center. Quickly alternate other knee in and repeat.

  • Floor Jacks

    Start in standing plank position with hands under shoulders and feet together. Jump feet apart and back together keeping upper body still. Repeat jumping legs in and out.

  • Alternating Lunge Jumps

    Start in front lunge position and push off to jump as you quickly switch legs to land in a lunge on the other side. Repeat.