30-Minute Bodyweight-Only Cardio Sweat Fest

Training with your bodyweight is a great way to stay in shape. Freeing yourself from all those tiresome machines and payment plans, you can get a great workout from the comfort of your own home. When you think about how people stayed in shape before gyms and fancy workout equipment were the norm, bodyweight training makes a lot of sense.

The benefits of working out are well-known. Getting regular exercise will benefit your heart, metabolism, hormones, weight, and help to prevent and manage disease. It’s less commonly known that that intense cardio workouts can actually impact your metabolism. And did you know that working out releases “feel-good” hormones that ease depression and fatigue, and decrease appetite? The best news of all is that you can more easily get that great workout feeling, as well as the amazing health benefits, by training hard simply with what your mamma gave you; your own body!

Working out with your bodyweight is so fast and easy, you don’t need to schedule time to travel to the gym! You can even adopt high intensity interval training (HITT) and get yourself in shape without ever leaving your home! Some examples of these exercises are fast mountain climbers, squat thrusts, burpees, high knees, jump squats, jump lunges, tuck jumps, butt kickers, side shuffles, and more! Read our bodyweight workout infographic for everything you need to know about these intense bodyweight workouts.


This article originally appeared on Fix.com

71 comments

W. C
W. C1 years ago

Thank you.

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Mitch Curran
Mitch Curran2 years ago

Having been a lifelong athlete that has played sports at the collegiate level, I am not a fan of HIIT. It's one of those trends that's going to die out like sweatsuits because the high impact nature of the exercises. All you need is to hurt one joint and you can be not exercising for months. A light workout two or three times a week every week of every year is going to get you a lot further than an intense workout for three weeks. Running, yoga and weight lifting is all you need. This trendy stuff is just dangerous.

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Jenny H.
Past Member 3 years ago

Hey very nice blog!! Man you have done the Amazing efforts to make this blog... I will surely bookmark your blog. inner thigh workout

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Fi T.
Past Member 3 years ago

Health doesn't cost much

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Tetyana Doyun
Tetyana D3 years ago

Useful in general but each person needs to customize their workouts according to their health conditions.

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Pam Folkerth
Pam Folkerth3 years ago

So now where do I find motivation?

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Deborah Servey
Deborah Servey3 years ago

Wow, I have to agree with Anna F. I have knee issues, had arthroscopic surgery on one and hated dealing with that. This looks like an amazing workout, might be a few things I can do. The hill sprints are probably the best things for me to try! But I love my recumbent exercise bike and my hand weights!

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mac c.
mac C3 years ago

My walk includes lots of steep hills, some days as many as 8 hills and on lazier days just 3-4. I also do push-ups, plank and high knees (but not as high as shown). I do lunges and squats- but not jump lunges and squats--seems a bit out of my range for now. Thanks for posting.

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Hussein Khalil
Hussein Khalil3 years ago

thanks

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