Cardio is the foundation on which all fitness is based. Without a strong heart your physical strength is of little consequence. Imagine your body as a race car, your heart is the engine, and no matter how flashy a frame a car sports it’s the engine that does the real work.
Here are some Exercises to do at home. A varied regimen is key to avoiding strength imbalance, so lets go over some of the popular choices out there.
The Classic Jumping Jack: Ideal for beginners.
Classic for a reason this old move is perfect for building general endurance. Doing jumping jacks properly is an easy one two combination.
1) Jumping jacks are pretty simple, however deciding your duration beforehand, the pace you will set and being sure to keep your moments. Take a few deep breaths and visualize the movements before you start, this will help you keep your motivation through the session. A focused mind is always the fist step.
2) Standing at attention with your arms at your sides, feet together start the movement by jumping up in place moving legs out to shoulder width and jumping again returning to the standing at attention position.
Burpees: The King of Cardio Exercises At Home.
A burpee is a combination of a pushup, and a squat (Think of a weight lifter preparing to do an Olympic style lift if you’ve forgotten what a squat looks like) and a jump all rolled into one, and will have even an athlete panting in minutes.
1) Start off in a standing at ease position, then crouch down so that your heels touch the back of your thigh, bending at the knee. Your hand go on the floor at your sides to help you keep stable. This part should look like a squat.
2) Shift your weight to your hands and extend you legs behind you, the final form of this step should resemble a pushup. Keep your core tight and your back straight.
3) Bring back your feet and stand up as quickly as is comfortable. Actually jumping is somewhat inadvisable due to the increased likelihood of injury though you can if you feel comfortable doing so.