Lauren Peterson, a personal trainer at Spectrum Clubs Santa Barbara, has developed three 10-minute cardio blasts, sure to help you sculpt muscle and burn fat, no matter where you work out. Note: Do each circuit four times. Don't forget to print this workout so you can take it with you wherever you go.
10-minute Cardio Blast A: Lunge Windmill1 of 10
Step back into a lunge with your elbows up and then step up with the back leg, crossing it over to tap opposite elbow. Repeat on the same leg for 15 reps before switching legs. This works the legs, butt and core.
10-minute Cardio Blast A: Speed Skaters2 of 10
Keeping balance on one leg, tap the ground with the opposite hand. Take big jumps side to side, holding balance on one leg at a time while tapping the ground on every jump. Do this for 30 seconds. This exercise works the legs and butt.
10-minute Cardio Blast A: Sumo Squat Jumps3 of 10
Keep your toes pointed slightly out and feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Tap the ground with one arm, then hop your feet in while standing up straight. Hop your feet out again, tapping the ground with your other arm. Keep your butt back behind you, the knees over your toes and back flat. Do this for 30 seconds. This exercise works the inner thighs and butt.
10-minute Cardio Blast B: Chair Step-Up4 of 10
Lunge in front of your chair. Then, with the back leg, step up and hop onto the chair. Step back into the same lunge and repeat. Do 10 reps per leg. This works the legs and butt.
10-minute Cardio Blast B: Chair Squat Jumps5 of 10
In squat position, jump onto the chair and hold the squat. Continue to hop on and off of the chair for 30 seconds. This exercise works the legs and butt.
10-minute Cardio Blast B: Chair Dips6 of 10
Hold the edge of the chair with straight legs and your toes pointed up. Lower yourself down as low as you can, keeping your elbows back, and then push yourself up straight. Repeat 15 to 20 reps. This works the triceps and shoulders.
10-minute Cardio Blast C: Mountain Climbers7 of 10
Get on your hands and toes with your arms straight and chest right over the hands. Pull your knees up into the chest, one by one, as quick as you can while keeping your hips down, back flat and chest directly over your hands. Do this for 30 seconds. This works the shoulders and core.
10-minute Cardio Blast C: Burpees8 of 10
Jump as high as you can with your arms above your head, and then drop down onto your hands in a push-up position. Once down, hop your feet back to your hands and jump. Repeat for 15 reps. This works your entire body.
10-minute Cardio Blast C: Squat Side Kick9 of 10
Squat down as low as you can with your arms straight in front of your body. Stand up straight and kick out to the side as hard as you can. Then, lower yourself back into the squat and kick with other leg. Continue to alternate kicks for a total of 20 reps. This works your legs and glutes.