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5 Cardio Exercises You Can Do Without a Machine

5 Cardio Exercises You Can Do Without a Machine

5 Cardio Exercises You Can Do Without a Machine

Whether you're away from your home gym, the weather isn't good for running or you just want to switch up your routine, there are plenty of ways to get in a great cardio workout without a machine. These exercises can be strung together to create a heart pumping routine to help you sweat out those extra calories. Do a single round of each or perform multiple circuits to create a workout that's suited to your fitness level. Lace up your sneakers and get ready to feel the burn with these 5 cardio exercises.

Warm it Up


This exercise will only be performed once at the start of your workout. It'll get your heart rate up and warmup your whole body so you're ready to tackle the rest of your session.

Learn how to do a Bootcamp Warm Up.




These plyometric jumps are great for your core and lower body. Make sure to focus on landing softly to get that extra lower body workout while minimizing stress and strain on your joints.

Learn how to do a Squat Jump.


Hit the Slopes


This side-to-side jump helps work a variety of other muscles aside from the ones just worked in the tuck jump. Increase the speed and distance of your jumps for a more intense workout.

Learn how to do a Ski Jump.


Kickin' It


This is another great exercise that combines resistance and cardio. To maximize the benefits of this one, move smoothly and quickly.

Learn how to do a Squat Front Kick.


Hang 10


This exercise will bring your upper body into the mix. Like with plank exercises, you can pause in each position to add extra resistance to your workout.

Learn how to do a Surfer.