Heart Smart Cardio Burns Calories
Squat Thrusts or Burpees!
I love this Heart Smart, Calorie Burning move! It reminds me of high school basketball practice. Make this challenging move a little easier by placing your hands on a bench or increase the intensity by adding an explosive jump as you stand up. Aim for 10 to 15 reps every 10 minutes during your next cardio work out. Be sure to use good exercise technique and remember to breathe.
Do it Right:
- Begin standing in a neutral position – feet hips distance apart, knees soft, abdominals tight & chest lifted
- Squat down keeping your knees forward & hips and shoulders square, place hands on the floor outside of your feet
- Immediately jump both feet back and land in a standard push up position, keeping abdominals tight and back flat
- Immediately jump feet back in between your hands & stand back up to starting position