If you haven’t added step exercises to your workout repertoire yet, now is the time. There are so many different types of step exercises you can choose from, from cardio to strength training to stretching.
AT HOME STEP WORKOUT
Try these 11 cardio step exercises 👉
UP UP DOWN DOWN
You can start slow or you can speed it up. This drill is all meant for agility, speed and quickness.
Taking it back to the old traditional "V" step from aerobics class. Another great way to get the heart rate up by adding the arms overhead.
ALTERNATING KNEE PULL
Targets: core, back and legs Driving the knee into the chest will use the core and obliques to lift the knee. Go for a big range of motion with the arms overhead.
UP AND OVER
Modification - if this is to high impact on the joints, you can slow this down and step side to side. Go for the depth of your squat no matter which variation you choose.
Targets: glutes, core, chest & cardioModification: You can modify this further by stepping the legs back to a plank and into the low squat.
BURPEE BOX JUMP
This adds an element of plyometrics! You can do the box jump OR you can walk it up for a low impact option!
POWER KNEE LIFT ON THE STEP
Targets: glutes & quadsDrive through the leg on the step. It's a lot of repetition on one leg, but round 2 complete it on the other side.
STRADDLE FEET UP UP DOWN DOWN
Targets: inner thighs This one is similar to exercise 1, but we have flipped the step to use more abductors (inner thighs).
LATERAL TOE TAPS
This is a great exercise not only or the body but the brain. It's great for our brain to move in the lateral direction (side to side) vs. front and back.
Pretend as if you are going surfing on a surf board and get low on the squat!
Targets: core & cardio A great combination between core and cardio. Drive the knees into the center while picking up your pace for more cardio
SCREENSHOT THE WORKOUT
1. Up Up Down Down 2. V-Step 3. Alternating Knee Pull 4. Up and Overs 5. Burpee 6. Burpee + Box Jump 7. Power Knee Lift 8. Straddle Up Up Down Down9. Lateral Toe Taps 10. Surfer Squats 11. Mountain Climbers DO IT: 45 second on / 15 seconds rest Repeat x 2 for a 22-minutecardio workout
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