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Cardio Workouts at Home for Women

Cardio workouts at home for women are a great way for women to get back into shape after their pregnancy. These workouts allow women to stay at home with their newborn child and still get a workout in. Many women think they have to be bouncing around on a treadmill or skiing on an elliptical trainer. This isn’t the case. There are many cardio workouts that can be done in the home. Most cardio workouts for women are tailored to tone and workout the areas that women want to shape and tone.

To get the best cardio workout you will have to use exercises that involve your whole body. These full body bodyweight exercises will get your metabolism moving faster.

4 Exercises for Cardio Workouts at Home for Women

Here is a cardio workout that you can do at home if you have an 8’x8′ area available. This workout is from Craig Ballantyne of Turbulence Training.

Exercise #1: Prisoner Squat

Place your hands behind your head, keep your elbows back, and squat down halfway to the ground. Keep your shoulder blades together to work your upper back and push your hips back as you squat to work your back of your legs.

Do that 10-20 times depending on your strength levels.

Exercise #2: Push-up Plus

Do a regular pushup, but at the top, add a little extra push to round your upper back and make your shoulder blades move away from one another. Do 4-12 reps depending on your strength.

Exercise #3: Plank

Support yourself on your forearms and toes and keep your body in a straight line from ankles to shoulders. You’ll be “hovering” just above the ground. Keep your abs braced and hold for 10-60 seconds depending on your endurance.

Exercise #4: Split squat

Stand with one foot 2 feet in front of your body and the other foot 1 foot behind your body. This is a stationary lunge position. Bend your back knee and drop your hips to the floor. Then push up using the muscles of the lead leg. Use a wall for balance or support if needed. Do 5-12 reps per side depending on strength.

Rest 1 minute then repeat the circuit up to 4 times.

This circuit is great as a stand alone workout or you can substitute this is when you can’t make it to the gym.

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