The 20-Minute, Heart-Pumping Bodyweight Workout

The 20-Minute, Heart-Pumping Bodyweight Workout

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When you want to really get your heart pumping, there’s nothing like a cardio workout. But even a few minutes on thetreadmill or elliptical can leave us feeling like hamsters on a wheel, and ending a workout early certainly won’t accomplish the burn we desire. Thankfully, there are plenty of other cardio workouts that don’t require stepping on the dreadmill.

Follow along as Jaime McFaden, a personal trainer at Grokker, leads this 20-minute cardio routine complete with jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and chair squats. It’s impossible to get bored because you’ll switch up the moves every minute. Once you complete one circuit, repeat it, then finish off with the cool-down.

Ready to get sweaty? Just press play.

Here’s the full recap:

Perform each move for 60 seconds.

Circuit (2 rounds)

Jumping jacks
High plank with knee extension
Squat hops
Mountain climbers
Fast feet
Good mornings
Chair squats

Cool-Down (on both sides)

Runner’s lunge
Hamstring stretch
Triangle pose


Interested in more short and effective home workouts? Find thousands more on Grokker, the one-stop online resource for wellness. Grokker sifts through thousands of videos on the web, constantly filtering and aggregating the best cooking, yoga, and fitness videos available so you don’t have to.


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