Cardio - A New Approach

Not a fan of conventional cardiovascular exercise? Does the thought of being on a treadmill, bike or elliptical trainer turn you off going to the gym altogether?

Try this kick-ass workout that will have you smiling as you sweat it out:

  1. Butt kickers: In in a standing position, raise your heel towards your glutes and then alternate between the two legs kicking your glutes as you go as fast as possible. 1 minute.

  2. Air punch/kicks: In a split stance, throw 2 air punches from the face out. Follow with 2 kicks from each leg. Build up from 2-10.

  3. Half Burpees: Start in a high plank, step on leg in towards the arms and then the other, in a froggy position stand and push arms to the sky. Place the hands back on the floor and step back into a plank or jump both feet back. Repeat for 1 minute.

  4. Plank shoulder taps: In a high plank position raise one arm and tap the opposite shoulder. Repeat on the other side. 1 minute.

  5. Skipping, with or without a rope, skip for 1 minute non-stop

  6. Push ups: Wide or close, just don’t stop for 1 entire minute.

  7. Battle ropes: Up and down, side to side, you go this! Go hard for 1 whole minute. Ensure your ropes are looped around a stable point such as a pole for safety.

  8. Squat jumps to finish. 1 minute.

Repeat as many rounds as you can, before collapsing from joy, sweat and fatigue.