Best cardio beginner workout |Just one step away to cut fat.

Here is a cardio beginner workout routine that you can start at home in your comfort zone. It has the simplest yet effective cardio exercises. 

This cardio beginner workout routine is not just easy and quick but also helps you to maintain muscle mass while losing fat. 

JUMPING JACKS. (The best warmup exercise for a cardio beginner workout.)

JUMPING JACKS
(15repeats per set)

What it targets?

It is a full-body activator. Jumping Jacks makes all the muscles active. 

It is suitable for fat and weight loss.

How to do it?

  • Stand upright with your hands close to your body. 
  • While jumping, throw your arms and legs outwards, making a star-like position. 
  • While landing, get back to the initial position.

(Add 5repeats after each week.)

Rest-20seconds

SQUATS (A basic but beneficial cardio exercise) 

SQUATS

(10 repeats per set)

What it targets?

It is more of a lower-body activator. It helps activate, tone, build and strengthen legs, and core muscles. 

Moreover, it helps shape a nice butt.

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How to do?

  • Stand upright with your hands close to your body.
  • Bend knees like you bend while sitting on a chair. 
  • Meanwhile, raise hands forward, parallel to the ground.
  • Make sure your knees do not go beyond your feet level.

(Add5 repeats after each week.)

Rest- 20seconds.

BURPEES. (A difficult one for a cardio workout.)

cardio beginner workout

(5 repeats per set)

What it targets?

Burpees are full-body activators, and therefore, one of the best cardio workouts.

It helps strengthen the core, arms, and legs.

Burpees complicated but effective cardio workout. It burns calories at a fast rate.

How to do?

  • Stand straight with your hands close to your body. 
  • Jump with your hands straight above your head.
  •  Get back on the floor in a squat like position. 
  • Jump backward, just with feet into a high plank or push-up position.
  • Jump back to the squat position with the help of your arms and stand up straight.

(Add 2repeats after each week)

Rest- 20seconds

PLACE JOGGING (The simplest one among the cardio beginner exercises.)

cardio beginner workout

(2 minutes per set)

What it targets?

Place jogging feels like real jogging. It helps in warming up the whole body. 

As you jog, your arms and legs are the most active. Therefore, these are the target areas.

How to do?

Stand at a place and jog.

(Add a minute after each week)

Rest- 20seconds.

STEP-UPS (A great lower body exercise for a cardio workout.)

cardio beginner workout

(20 repeats per set)

What it targets?

It targets more on the lower body and core but relatively less on the upper body. 

It helps to burn a lot of calories.

How to do?
  • Stand facing a stepper.
  • Place your right foot on the stepper following your left foot. 
  • Bring back your right foot to the floor as soon as your left foot lands the stepper.
  • Repeat this initially at a slow rate and gradually pick up the pace.

(Add 5repeats after each week)

Rest- 20seconds

HIGH KNEES (Another great lower body exercise for a cardio workout.)

cardio workout routine

(20 repeats per set)

What it targets?

It is an intense beginner cardio exercise that targets legs and core.

It seems easy as you see but feels tough as you do. But the pain is always worth it.

How to do?

  • Stand upright, lift your right knee as high as possible.
  • Place it back to the ground, repeat the same with the left knee.
  • Gradually pick up speed.

(Add 5repeats after each week.)

Rest- 20 seconds

SKIPPING ROPE (A simple yet beneficial part of the routine.)

ROPE SKIPPING

(2minutes per set)

What it targets?

Skipping is one of the most popular cardio beginner exercises at home.

It activates the entire body.

How to do?

  • Hold a skipping rope from the ends.
  • Jump and let it pass from below your feet.

(Add a minute after each week)

Rest- 20seconds.

Repeat this routine twice with a five-minute break in between.

IMPORTANT TIPS:-
  • Do not immediately drink water after the workouts.
  • In the 5minute breaks, let your breath get natural the first 30seconds. Then drink a sip of water or two.
  • Start the next workout after at least 30seconds of having water.
  • During the 20second mid-set rest, do not drink water.
  • Stand in the place and keep moving. Else, your body may lose the heat, and you will not be able to do the second set.
  • After finishing the routine and you can have as much water as you want. (Only after your breath is back to usual.)
  • Make sure you do all of the workouts in the right postures.

When you have done the cardio beginner workout routine at least for a month, you can start with an intermediate cardio workout. 

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