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Work Your Legs and Get in Your Cardio With This Trainer's 15-Minute Jump-Rope Workout

Cardio doesn't have to be walking, running, or dancing — after all, some people don't like attempting to follow along with choreography no matter how "easy" the moves are or how empty their house is (guilty). One fun and effective way to spike your heart rate that you may not have tried is jumping rope.  Sydney Cummings, NASM-certified personal trainer, shared a 15-minute cardio session that's all about jumping rope, and it's a breeze to follow. Cummings walks you through a number of different jump-rope exercises (along with modifications) that will wake up your lower body, especially the calves: scissor chop, staggered jump, side-to-side, double-leg to single-leg, and more. You'll do each move for 40 seconds with 20 seconds of rest in between. She also uses the rope as an agility ladder and prop for some full-body work with exercises such as a lateral burpee hop-over.  For proper jump-rope form, rotate through your wrists — you don't have

7 Bike Shorts Under $30 to Wear From the Couch to Your Cardio Workout

All lines between my work, workout, and lounging wardrobes are majorly blurred right now - which is why bike shorts are at the top of my shopping list. With summer weather on the way, they allow me to comfortably crawl from my bed to the couch to my yoga mat without skipping a beat. This level of versatility means fewer outfit changes, which is great news for my wallet - plus, I've found several trendy options for under $30 . Pair any of the below bike shorts with an oversized vintage t-shirt, white trainers, and a matching scrunchy for an effortlessly retro look fit for your Instagram feed, daily walks, virtual Pilates class , or your next Zoom happy hour. Source:

7 Ways to Take Your StairMaster Workout to the Next Level

Step up your stair-climber game with these trainer tips (as if it wasn't already hard enough) 😅 You—and your legs—might know the ins and outs of treadmills and elliptical machines, but there's another way to tap into heart-pumping cardio at the gym that you might be forgetting all about: StairMaster workouts. If you've felt intimidated by stepping up your fitness program in the past, fear no more. Here, Adam Friedman, a celebrity trainer in Venice, California, has a primer for how to use the StairMaster and make the most of your stair-climber workouts. (Related: Is the Stair-Climber Worth Your Time?) 1. Maintain Your Posture To put strain on the right parts of your body—the glutes and hamstrings instead of your back—slow down and get your posture right. "When you're hunched over, you're putting strain on your back and turning down your glutes," he says. (Not to mention the fact that you’re probably placing a good portion of your weight on the s