Do you ever want to just quickly get your heart pounding and pores sweating? Maybe you need to warm up for a longer workout, perhaps you’re short on time but need to get in your cardio, or you might even just want to work out some stress from the day. Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered with this five minute mini cardio workout! It includes:
- Classic Burpees
- Mountain Climbers
- Rotating Jumping Jacks
- High Knees
- Speed Skaters
In the rest of this article, we’ll walk you through each exercise so you can do it safely and effectively. Make sure to stretch before you start to avoid pulling any muscles!
Full Body Mini Cardio Workout For When You Want To Sweat
Start by standing up straight with your feet hip width apart. Now, bend your knees and jump into the air as you reach your hands above your head. Point your feet on the way up and bend your knees deeply as you land. As soon as you land, crouch down, plant your palms on the ground, and spring your feet back into a plank position. Do one pushup.
Now, spring your feet back between your hands and jump directly into the air from this position. This completes one rep. Repeat for 30 to 90 seconds.
Start in a plank position with your hands planted under your shoulders and body held in a straight diagonal line. Now, draw your right knee up toward your right elbow and then quickly return it to the starting position. Repeat on the other side to complete one rep. Repeat these actions for 30 to 90 seconds.
Rotating Jumping Jacks
Start by standing up straight with your feet close together and arms down by your sides. Then, bend your knees and jump straight up, swinging your arms overhead and opening your legs to shoulder width apart. As you jump, pivot in mid-air so you land facing to the wall on your right.
Repeat this process, but this time land facing the wall that was behind your starting position. Jump two more times, each time turning toward your right shoulder to face the wall to your left and then returning to the starting position. Then, repeat from the beginning, this time turning over your left shoulder to avoid getting dizzy! Repeat for 30 to 90 seconds.
Start by standing up straight with your feet hip width apart. Hands can rest on your hips or you can bend your elbows to 90 degrees and hold your hands face down in front of you. Next, jump onto your right foot and lift your left knee toward your waist. Then, jump onto your left foot and lift your right knee. Repeat this process for 30 to 90 seconds.
Begin standing up straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Next, bend your knees and push off with your left foot to jump toward the right. As you land, bring your left foot behind you into a curtsy position. Let your arms lightly swing with your movements, right arm extending to the side and left arm swinging up toward your chest.
Repeat this process on the left side to complete one rep. Repeat for 30 to 90 seconds.
You can do this mini workout as a stand-alone workout, do it two or three times for a longer cardio session, or add it to the beginning or end of your workout as a warm-up or finisher