Skip to main content

3 At-Home Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve the Treadmill

Working out at home comes with many solid benefits, but above all, the convenience really can't be beat. You can carve out time for some fitness whenever it works best with your schedule, and you don't have to deal with the hassle of or waste any extra time commuting to the gym. (Plus, during the winter months, leaving home can be a straight-up battle between the cold temps and cleaning snow off the car.) We chatted with FightCamp trainer and USA Boxing Coach certified Jess Evans, who shares three at-home cardio workouts that don't require a treadmill so you can stay on top of your exercise game without leaving the house.

Evans is passionate about at-home workouts, telling Eat This, Not That!, "You give yourself back so much time!" And better yet, Evans adds, "Once you master working out from home, you can take these workouts with you on vacation and travel from work. Learning to have a couple of these types of workouts in your fitness toolkit will pay off."

Now you have no excuse to skip out on your cardio time. If you work from home, feel free to exercise during your lunch break. If you're heading into the office, squeeze in a little sweat session before you leave for work. And if you're simply lounging on the weekends, do your cardio routine while streaming your favorite Netflix flicks.

According to Evans, "Most people are surprised at how effective cardio workouts from home can be even when you don't have access to a treadmill." So keep reading for the absolute best at-home cardio workouts that don't involve a treadmill. And next up, don't miss Drop Inches off Your Waist With This Cardio & Resistance Workout.

Jumping Rope

woman jumping rope at home, at-home cardio workouts

Grab your jump rope, and gear up for a stellar form of cardio conditioning. "All you need is a jump rope and a little bit of space and you are ready to go," Evans explains, adding, "In addition to getting an effective cardio workout, jumping rope can help you build and maintain bone density."

RELATED: A Doctor's Recommended Cardio Workout for People Over 50

HIIT Conditioning

High-intensity interval training—aka HIIT—is a type of workout that features various exercises like jumping and running in place. You'll go all-out performing the exercise for a short duration, take a break to rest, and then repeat the process.

Evans points out, "It spikes the heart rate up and down. I film these types of workouts on the FightCamp app and I'm always satisfied with how they challenge my heart's efficiency. Our workouts on the app require no equipment and just a small space. They are perfect for home workouts!"

Boxing and Kickboxing

woman kickboxing at home

Last but not least, boxing and kickboxing are both ultra-productive ways to squeeze in some cardio at home. "What I love most about boxing and kickboxing is that they work your heart the same way as HIIT training does," Evans says, adding, "This means that your heart rate will go up as you work during the rounds and then come down during the rest in between rounds. You are working both aerobically and anaerobically. You can start with shadowboxing and for an even better experience, try coach-led workouts like what we do on the FightCamp app."

The post 3 At-Home Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve the Treadmill appeared first on Eat This Not That.

Eat This Not That

Popular posts from this blog

These 5 Grocery Items Are Cheaper Than Ever Right Now

The grocery industry has been facing major disruptions. The combined effects of the pandemic, climate change, and economic uncertainty over the past couple of years have culminated in a series of supply chain breakdowns. For the consumer, this means supply shortages , shipping delays , and temporary store closures are becoming more commonplace – and all of the added production cost to suppliers is driving up food prices . The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index report for January 2022 was released on Feb. 9, and it tells the story of cost trends for every spending category over the past year. Now the numbers are in, and since January 2021, "food at home" spending has increased 7.4%. Consumers should use this number as a benchmark, Phil Lempert, the consumer behavior analyst and founder behind Supermarket Guru , told Eat This, Not That! "Anything that's substantially less [than the 7.4% increase] is a deal," said Lempert. "When you

When Should I Take Creatine?

Creatine is probably the most well-researched supplement on the market today. Numerous studies have found positive adaptations in strength, power and muscle mass thanks to creatine supplementation—especially when it's combined with resistance training. Although the benefits of creatine are well-known to lifters, the best time to take it isn't common knowledge. Which leads us to some important questions:     Does an optimal time for consuming creatine exist?     If it does, should you take it before or after your workout? According to a new study published in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, the timing of creatine ingestion does indeed play a role in getting bigger and stronger. Creatine supplementation before resistance training increases muscular strength and lean muscle mass. Interestingly, taking creatine immediately after lifting weights results in greater muscle growth than taking it immediately before. However, in terms of strength gains, no difference betw

Reentry Anxiety Is Real - Why You May Experience It as Stay-at-Home Measures Ease

When the coronavirus stay-at-home orders began in March, most people's lives changed in immeasurable ways. At the time, we were bombarded with (admittedly, very helpful) advice on how to cope with anxiety , should we experience it during this time of social distancing and sheltering in place. But with restrictions slowly starting to ease in many parts of the world, there are many people who have seen an increase in anxiety all over again, this time about leaving their homes and reentering society. Posts about people's growing anxiety have been popping up around social media for the past couple of weeks, and it's given rise to the term "reentry anxiety." We wanted to find out exactly what reentry anxiety is, whether it's normal to be experiencing trepidation about leaving your stay-at-home orders, and how to cope if you are feeling anxious. What Is Reentry Anxiety? The short answer is that "post-lockdown anxiety is real," said Dr. Balu Pitchiah ,