Low Impact High Intensity Cardio Workout // No Jumping

Whoo-hoo! I love Heather Robertson‘s low impact cardio workouts! So I was excited when she uploaded this yesterday. I had actually planned to do one of her other new workouts as my doubles workout today but this one looked like so much more fun, I decided to swap it out. That other workout will probably be one of next week’s doubles workouts. This was a lot of fun, as expected, plus I burned 254 calories! Not bad! Lots of functional exercises. Some are more intense than others but the easier ones serve as fun recovery moves. I thoroughly enjoyed this cardio workout!

Low Impact High Intensity Cardio Workout // No Jumping is 36:12 minutes; 2 minute warm up and 2:30 minute stretch. The only equipment you need is an exercise mat. This workout is done interval style: each exercise is done for 40 seconds followed by 10 seconds of recovery. There is a timer in the lower right hand corner of the screen counting down your intervals and recoveries. During the recovery, Heather previews the next exercise.

Circuit 1:

  1. Squat & knee drive (squat with a knee raise when you stand, reach arms overhead while in squat and pull them down to knee when it raises, alternate knees)
  2. Mountain climbers
  3. Side lunge & reach (alternating side lunges, reach arms overhead between lunges and reach both hands to floor on either side of foot while in lunge)
  4. Cross drive (single leg knee pull, raise knee toward opposite shoulder, arms reach overhead to side and chop down to opposite hip as knee raises)
  5. Repeat #4 on other side of body
  6. Crouching jacks (low impact jacks, lower into narrow squat when feet are together)
  7. Repeat #1-6 two more times

30 second rest

Circuit #2:

  1. Cross punch combo (stand with legs wide, one cross punch each arm, squat tapping fingertips to floor then stand, raising onto toes and reaching arms overhead)
  2. Inchworms (stand at one end of mat, hinge forward and walk hands out to plank, tap each hand to opposite shoulder, walk hands back to feet, stand and raise onto toes, reaching arms overhead)
  3. Sprinter drive (reverse lunge into knee raise with opposite leg)
  4. Repeat #3 on other side of body
  5. Jack combo (one full low impact jack + alternating heel digs, one each leg, while raising both arms overhead)
  6. Ninja push up (do one push up then walk feet into hands and raise into a deep squat, do one single front punch each hand then return to plank)
  7. Repeat #1-6 two more times

For more info on Heather Robertson’s workouts and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.


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