Weather conditions are always not supportive for outdoor workouts. Going to a gym is also sometimes dull and uninteresting. Instead of missing your workout routine on such days, you can do a fun indoor cardio at your convenience in your living room. Five best indoor cardio exercises are given here. Do these exercises to burn calories and stay fit.
Here Are 5 Best Indoor Cardio Workouts:
1. Running Pyramid
Stand straight and run in one place. Lift the knees high and let the arms sway naturally as you run standing in the same place. Begin by taking two high knee steps and pause for a sec. Next, take four high knee steps and pause for a sec. Go on adding two steps each time. Do this on-the-spot running for at least two to three minute.
2. Jump Rope
A 10 minutes jumping rope can burn 135 calories, build agility, strength and fitness. While jumping the rope, hold the rope at hip level and place upper arms next to the sides. Stretch your chest, push your shoulders backside and slightly bend the elbows.
Start making small jumps and land on the ball of your foot. You can try different jumps like forward jump, side to side jump, backward jump, single leg jump, alternating jump, and double jump. Start with jumping the rope for 1 minute and gradually increase your time.
Take in the pushup position and bend your elbows to 90 degrees. Your body weight should rest on your forearms. Position your elbows beneath the shoulders. Your body should be in a straight line from head to feet.
Hold this position for a second.
Place the left arm under the shoulders, straighten the left elbow and push the body up. Repeat the same with the right arm. Hold this position for a second and come back to plank position. Repeat the entire move for 45 seconds.
4. Power Squat
Stand erect with feet wide apart. Stretch your arms in the front with palms facing the floor.
Bend your knees and sit back, as if you are sitting on a chair. Jump to bring your feet inwards in the squat position and swing the arms to help change the position. Stay in the position for a second and jump again to bring your feet wide apart to original position. Do this for 10 to 15 counts.
5. Tuck Jump
Stand straight with feet apart and knees slightly bent. Jump directly upward from your standing position and bring the knees towards the chest, when you are at the peak of the jump. Once you land in the standing position repeat the jump immediately. Jump as many times as you can for 45 seconds. Do the jumping in a row without pausing for most benefits.