How To Do Jogging In Place

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Chris Freytag demonstrates Jogging In Place Jogging in place might seem too easy to be effective, but it’s one of the best cardio exercises to reap results quickly. Why? It’s convenient, it’s accessible to anyone, it’s fast and it’s tried and true. The CDC recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week. We calculated that exercising with intensity in a 30-minute workout should burn 300 calories easy. A good way to measure intensity is by how challenging it is for you. If you’re forced to breathe out of your mouth, that’s a good sign.

Learning how to jog in place is a killer fat-burning exercise. Science tells us that regular cardio activity and reducing belly fat can reduce your risk of developing heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic illnesses, including certain cancers. If you run on your toes and lift your knees when you jog you will also be strengthening your calves, quads and hamstrings. To get a full body strengthening workout in addition to cardio, try holding weights to work your upper body as well.

Don’t think you have the stamina to jog in place for 30-minutes? Mix is up with other simple tried-and-true moves like Jumping Jacks and Butt Kicks. We also have a great fat-blasting 30-Minute Bodyweight Workout that includes jogging in place as well as other cardio exercises to add variety to your routine.

Here are the steps to performing Jogging in Place:

A) Start standing with feet hip distance apart.

B) Lift one foot then the other to jog in place working your legs and increasing your heart rate.


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