4. Jumping Rope [600 calories/hour]
One of the best cardio exercises for weight loss is jumping rope! It’s not only a calorie blaster but helps build bone density, strengthens your legs and makes your heart stronger. According to WebMd you’d have to run an eight-minute mile to work off more calories than you can burn jumping rope. Worried about the impact of jumping? Peter Schulman, MD, professor of Cardiology/Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington says that jumping rope is something that fit adults can add to their fitness routine. Done properly it is lower impact than running.
Jumprope is also a great form of plyometric workout, where both feet are off the ground. Plyometrics get your heart pumping and burn calories like none another! Check out this check Jump Around Cardio Workout you can do at home:
10-Minute Jump Around Cardio Workout
Watch the video below to see how each exercise is performed. Perform each move for 1 minute and then take a 1 minute rest after you’ve gone through all four. Repeat the entire circuit one more time for a 10-Minute Jump Around Cardio Workout.
- Jumping Jacks
- Jump rope
- Split jumps
Box jumps (you can use any step or safe, elevated platform)