The COVID-19 pandemic has surely changed the way we look at running. Many across the globe are exploring never-tried-before ways to keep their running regime going. Having a workout session assures you with a sense of certainty. It gives you something to look forward to every single day. Devoting some time to fitness helps your body feel more at home. Hence, with the onset of the pandemic, it’s time we reinvent our fitness preferences.

Here is a list of some of the best indoor cardio workouts that will help resume your fitness journey, quite soon!

1. Bodyweight Squat + Push-up

This combination is known to work wonders for those who do not have fitness equipment at home. The indoor cardio workout starts with one bodyweight squat and ten push-ups. This is then followed by a thirty seconds rest. Afterwards, you do 2 bodyweight squats and nine push-ups. Slowly, you are required to work your way up to 10 squats and then go down to 1 push-up. Make sure to rest between each set.

2. Jumping Jack Pyramid

To kick-start, this indoor cardio exercise, perform as many jumping jacks as you can in ten seconds. Now, rest for the same amount of time. Next, do as many jumping jacks as you can in twenty seconds. Rest for twenty seconds. Finally, perform thirty seconds of jumping jacks followed by a rest for an equal amount of time. This is how you work your way up the jumping jack pyramid.

Then comes the time to come down from thirty-sec jumping jacks to only ten seconds. To reap the best of this workout, make sure to repeat the pyramid cardio three times.

3. Jumping Jack + Push-up + Climber

The indoor cardio starts with a simple jumping jack. This is then followed by a quick push-up and a mountain climber, one climb for each leg. Now, get back to your standing position using a jump. Repeat the entire series for eight times. You can rest between each set for ten seconds.

4. High Knee + Climber

When put together, these two exercises are a sure-shot way of achieving the absolute cardio experience. Stand and perform the first set of high knees, one for each leg. Quickly switch to a push-up position on the floor, to do one mountain climber for each leg. Jump back to a standing position. You’ve completed one rep. Kudos!

Repeat both the exercises five times each to wrap up one set. Rest for two minutes. If you are a beginner, repeat the set six times. For an intermediate and cardio pro, the number of sets is at eight and ten respectively.

5. Bodyweight Circuit

If you are aiming for a total body workout, then this is the best indoor cardio out there. And just in case you have upper or lower body joint concerns, you could swap a few of these exercises for some lower-impact ones.

To perform the circuit, do twenty:

  • Bodyweight Squats
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Burpees
  • Push-ups
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Rest for two minutes. Repeat the entire circuit five to eight times.
  • We hope that with these indoor cardio workouts, you can regain a warm, healthy relationship with your body, and can experience a much-deserved fitness high!

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