I usually build up a bit of a sweat in yoga, but I never knew the true definition of perspiration until I took a yoga sculpt class.
This muscle-focused form of cardio boosts metabolism and builds lean muscle mass all to the beat of a kickass playlist. The combination of free weights, vinyasa flow, and cardio results in an overall intense, but workout.
Mix sun salutations with squats, lunges, and bicep curls at your nearest CorePower Yoga Studio.
The Kettlebell is one of the most coveted and widely used weight training tools around.
It’s a simple design basic looking piece of kit but don’t be fooled, it’s shape and handle allows for an abundance of different exercises and a great workout, which can be as short as 10 mins and still be effective, I kid you not!
Check out the video above and try your first 10 mins kettlebell workout.
Kettlebell workouts use a whole host of muscles as well as strengthening your core muscles (which are the largest group) hence, kettlebell training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and rev-up your metabolism.
After a little practice getting the form and movement right for MAXimum you won’t look back.
And, you can use them anywhere, so no excuses!
If you havent heard of SoulCycle by now, no offense, but you may be living under a rock.
The super fierce cardio workout is all the hype, and it can be a great change of pace (literally) from classic running.
Soul classes include climbing, jogging, sprinting, and dancing a full-body workout all on a single indoor cycling machine.
Check out the video above to prepare for your first ride.
We love to hate them. And we hate to love them (OK fine maybe you’ll never them, but I kind of enjoy burpees now Anyone else? No?).
Burpees are a bodyweight exercise that work your arms, legs, and core while getting your heart racing.
Theyre hard AF, but once I get through a circuit of them, I feel super invincible.
Add these bad boys to a HIIT circuit, or just do as many as you can until you feel like death is upon you.
7. Jump Rope
I thought my last encounter with a jump rope would be middle school recess, but it’s come back into my life and followed me all the way into the gym.
Jumping rope sculpts your shoulders, chest, arms, and legs, while also requiring a decent amount of coordination.
You’re not going to want to do this one. Ha. Ha. OK bye.
8. Squat Jumps
Like many……I hate squats!
But I also have the worlds flattest butt, so sometimes, you just have to make sacrifices, a am I rite?
Squatjumps are a high-intensity, plyometric exercise that involve explosive power using your own body weight.
This move leads to conditioning of the lower body muscles and joints (whats-up gluteus maximus? )
It’s easy to do this exercise wrong, though, so make sure you’re being mindful of your form to avoid any injuries.
Otherwise, take your regular squats to the next level with this form of cardio.
And when youre done, sit back and enjoy those beautiful booty gains.