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Step by Step - Cardio Exercises for Home Workouts

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Updated June 18, 2014

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Side to Side Jumping Lunges
Side to side jumping lunge
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 | Jumping Jacks with Resistance Band Pulls

If you want a great whole body exercise that gets your heart rate up, side to side lunges will do the trick. You can do this move with a jump to add more intensity, but doing it without the jump will also work. Keep your abs engaged to protect your back and, if you feel any back pain, avoid touching the floor. If you've never tried this move, take your time and ease into it with slow reps. If you feel discomfort or pain, avoid this exercise.

  1. Take the right leg out to the side as you bend the left knee, turning the body to the left in a runner's lunge. Touch the right fingers to the floor, if you can.
  2. Quickly jump up to shift the feet in the air and lunge to the right side, touching the left hand to the floor.
  3. Continue alternating sides for 30-60 seconds.
  4. Add this move at the end of your regular cardio workout for an added boost, or do it a few times during your workout whenever you want to add intensity or mix things up.

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