The best cardio workout can be difficult to find. But here’s one that will get you out of the gym and burn tons of calories!
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Truth is, there are tons of HIIT workouts all over the internet..
But what makes a HIIT workout the best cardio workout for you to do?
That’s obviously a difficult question that comes down to a few things..
- Does it work?
- Do you enjoy it?
- Will you be able to continue doing it?
Luckily for you, this stair workout fits all of those!
It’s a short, but extremely effective high intensity workout. Also, it’s a great change of scenery from the typical gym cardio workout, so it’s easier to continue to be willing to do it!
The Best Cardio Workout
This workout will only require a set of stairs. Bleachers or just a simple staircase will suffice.
There will be five different types of exercises using the stairs. You will go up the stairs performing the exercises as fast as you can, then slowly return back to the bottom as an active rest. We will do 3 sets of each exercise.
Single Stair Alternating Feet
For these, you will act as if you are going up stairs in regular style. Be sure to chop your arms so you can climb the stairs faster. Go all the way up to the top, then return back down slowly and repeat for 3 sets.
Double Stair Alternating Feet
For these, you will do the same as the first exercise, but you will skip a step with each foot. Again, chop your arms to climb the stairs faster then return back down slowly as your rest. Repeat for 3 sets.
Single Stair Double Feet
Here, you will stand on the bottom step and take both feet and hop up to the next step. Do this on every step, as quickly as you can, until you have reached the top. Then return back down slowly as your rest and repeat for 3 sets.
For these, you will stand on the bottom and leap up as many steps as you can in one jump. Once you’ve landed safely on the next step, repeat the same and leap as many stairs as you can once again. Be sure to squat down and explode up. Once you’ve reached the top return back down slowly and repeat for 3 sets.
Single Stair Quick Feet
For this last exercise, you will be moving your feet quickly and in short ranges of motion. Starting at the bottom, you will take one foot and bring it up to the next step. Then immediately bring the other foot up to the same step and move on to the next step. Work your way all the way up and return back down slowly. Repeat for 3 sets and you’re done!
To get the fastest results, do this workout 3 times per week. If you liked it, please don’t forget to share and leave your comments down below!