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Step by Step - Cardio Exercises for Home Workouts

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Updated April 10, 2014

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Burpees
Step by Step - Cardio Exercises for Home Workouts
Paige Waehner

More Home Cardio Exercises: Froggy Jumps | Burpees | Mountain Climbers | Squat Jumps| Jumping Jacks to Step | Toe Taps with Jumps| Side to Side Jumping Lunges | Prisoner Squat Jumps | Long Jumps | Plyo Jacks | Plyo Lunges| Jogging in Place | Jogging with High Knees | Front Kick Lunge | Speed Skaters | Modified Mountain Climbers | Lunge Jumps | Speed Skater with Weights

Burpees are an exercise many of us may remember vividly from high school gym glass. This tough exercise is so memorable because it works the entire body and gets the heart rate up in a very short period of time. The move is simple, but very challenging on the heart, lungs and the body. It's a great move to add to your regular cardio workouts to add intensity and to work on your power, agility and endurance.

  1. Stand with feet about hip-width apart and squat to the floor, placing your hands on the floor in front of you.
  2. In an explosive movement, jump the feet out behind you so that you're in a pushup position, on the hands and toes with the body in a straight line.
  3. Immediately jump the feet back to start, stand up and repeat for 10-15 reps or for 30-60 seconds.
  4. Add these squat thrusts to your usual workout for a high intensity burst or put them together with other cardio moves for a short, intense workout.
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