When you wake up in the morning one of the best things you can do is get a sweat on. That’s the advice of many personal trainers and doctors. The good news is that you don’t need to work out for a long time – we’ve got a great 10 minute cardio work out you can do before breakfast.
This 10 minute cardio workout will leave you feeling fitter and fresher, after you have a shower of course. You don’t need any equipment, so you can do it anywhere; bedroom, back garden, living room or hotel room. You can also choose which level you’re capable of completing.
Before you start you need to understand about cardio interval workouts: To get the most from your short workout you need to push yourself as hard as you can, and then take the rest periods seriously.
Choose your level
- Beginner: 30:30. This is the lowest level where you will work for 30 seconds and then have 30 seconds of rest.
- Intermediate: 40:20. $0 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest.
- Advanced: 50:10. 50 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest.
How do you do it?
Once you have gone through the list of five exercises, you should repeat it once more, which will take you up to the ten minute mark. Then always have a little cool down at the end.
Mock Jumping Rope
Jumping rope without using a rope. Use exactly the same movements with your feet and wrists and do as many as you can in the given time.
Burpee With Push Up
This is a great exercise that really gets the heart pumping. You start standing up and go down in to the press up position, then up and through to a burpee.
Start with your feet apart, go down into a squat position, push through your heels to explode in to the air. Make sure you focus on your form.
Plank and Shoulder Tap
This is simple yet super effective. You start in the plank position and then you alternate tapping your shoulders with the opposing hands. Focus on your core and glutes.
This last one can be tricky but don’t worry because as the days go on you will get better. For this you will lunge and switch positions by jumping and changing legs. Don’t rush it and go as slow as you need.