No more excuses about how you just don’t have time. 10 minutes is really all it takes to get your heart rate up and the sweat flowing – as you’re about to find out. This simple but super effective 10 minute at home cardio workout requires absolutely no equipment, just a little bit of space and some determination. This is a great way to boost your overall fitness and burn calories, so that when you get out on a Tough Mudder course, 15K of running feels like a walk in the park (-ish).
The 5 Move Cardio Workout You Need
Throw on your workout gear and get ready to take on this five move cardio circuit where you’ll do 12 reps on each of the 5 moves. Try to fit in as many rounds as you can in the 10 minutes. You’ll need a seriously high tempo playlist to get you through this one. Ready? Let’s start sweating.
1. Squat Jacks
Start with your hands up, as you would doing a normal jumping jack. As you come down from the jump bend you knees into a squat and bring your hands to the floor. Keep you chest up and heels down – the weight of your squat should be in your heels not your toes.
2. Hip Touches
Get into a forearm plank position but lift your bum into the air. Drop your hips to one side and then the other all the way to the ground, making sure it’s a slow and controlled movement.
3. High Knees
They look super simple but high knees is a great way to get your heart pumping. You’ll want to count both legs as one rep, making sure you’re driving up with your legs and keeping your back straight and chest up.
Get into a high plank position, with your bum down and your body in a straight line. Engage your core and grip your glutes, drop your shoulders and then press back up. If you’re not able to complete a full press up like this you can drop to your knees.
5. Lunge with a High Knee Pull
Step back with one foot into a lunge, bringing your knee all the way to the ground. As you step back up bring that leg with you and draw it up into your chest. Remember to swap legs so you work both sides evenly. You’re going to feel this burn in your hammies.
Enjoyed this quick and dirty workout? Try our 10 minute kettlebell workout or 7 minute ab workout and start building your body at home. Looking to level-up your home activity? Try Tough Mudder Challenges and you could be crushing goals with The Avengers, earning epic Milestone rewards or taking part in once-in-a-lifetime virtual events.