7 core/cardio exercises you can do at home

If you want to work out, but you don’t have the time, you can simply workout at home. This is a simple way to implement exercising in your busy day. However, it might take some effort and commitment to find the time to exercise at home, but when you start doing it regularly you will get the benefits of exercising without having to take two hours of your time three or four times a week.

Choosing the right exercises is another task that might prove to be harder than you think – especially when you take in account that there are lots of different exercises that you could do.

We have chosen a combination of exercises that will improve your core strength and cardio if you do them regularly:

  1. Sitting holds

This is one simple exercise, but it is very effective. However, even though it includes sitting, don’t think it is easy. You do it by first sitting down and lifting your feet of the ground with both of your hands extended in front of you – when you get into this position you just have to hold it for certain amount of time.

  1. Burpees

Burpees are probably the most hated workout that is really popular at the same time. It is very challenging, but it is one of the rare exercises that incorporates the whole body. However, you should keep in mind that burpees are not for everyone, so before you even try make sure that you are capable to safely do it.

  1. Mountain climbers

Mountain climbers is an awesome workout that engages lower body, core and cardio at the same time. The idea is to start in the push up position and then try to kick yourself in the stomach (not literary of course), first one leg, then another – right knee goes up, left stays back.

  1. Running high knees

The idea behind this exercise is quite simple – get your knees as high as possible as fast as possible. By doing this you are not only getting cardio exercise, but your legs are going to have to push hard also.

  1. Step ups

For this exercise you are going to need something that is solid and that won’t move when you step on it – ideally it would be a chair or a couch. You start the exercise by stepping up with one leg, while the other explodes in the air – then go back and switch legs.

  1. Jumping jacks

This is a basic exercise, but also very effective. Make sure that you include it in your routine, but it would be best to check out many videos online to be sure that you are doing it right.

  1. Wall sit

The workout consists of what it says in the name – literally sitting on the wall. You sit against the wall, with your back straight against the wall. It is important that your knees don’t extend over your toes, because you could experience quite strong pain in your knees.

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