New Exercise Routine–Building Cardio Without Running



Okay so I have been trying to work out more. For some reason, as soon as I got home, I stopped working out. I made a ton of excuses:

  • Im too tired
  • I dont have the money for a gym
  • I cant run to build my cardio

So I finally came up with a solution to workout at home, which of course cost NO money at all and Im getting a good workout daily.

I found a site called, after googling “how to do cardio without running.” I found some GREAT exercises from their article “No-Running Cardio Workout You Can Do at Home”

Now the articles has like fourteen different exercises, here are the four I did:

Squat Jumps

Squat down and up straight up, arm over head.  10 reps

Pilates 100

“Lie faceup with your knees and hips bent 90 degrees, hands by your side. Lift your head, shoulders, and upper back off the ground, and begin to pulse your arms, taking long, deep breaths (inhale for 10 counts, exhale for 10 counts).” I did this 20 times.

Mountain Climbers

“Come into a straight-arm plank position with your hands directly below your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from neck to your ankles. Lift your right foot and drive your right knee up into the center of your body. Quickly switch legs, driving left knee up into the center of your body. Try to keep your hips level and your shoulders directly above your wrists. Do as many as possible for 1 minute.

Actually I did this 20 reps, instead of one minute. I counted my right coming up and my left coming up as one rep.


Then I did ten squats. Just down and up with no weights.

Believe it our not, I was very sore the next day. Here I came two days later, still sore.  Again, no weights and it only took me twenty minutes.

What do you think about this routine? Please leave your comments below.

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