5-minute cardio workout | Women's Running

5-minute cardio workout

Read Time:   |  April 20, 2020

Our latest workout with Anne-Marie Lategan is guaranteed to get your hate rate going

The brilliant Anne-Marie Lategan is back with another five-minute workout. This next session focusses on cardio. You won’t need any equipment for these exercises – just some self-motivation!

The workout consists of five exercises to be repeated for a minute each. It can be as short as five minutes, but if you’ve got slightly longer then we’d recommend repeating the whole workout up to five times.

Click through to find the full-body workout, back workout, leg workout and ab workout.

If you’re having trouble with any of the exercises, Anne-Marie demonstrates in this video:

1. Lateral ski jump

  • Stand with your feet together
  • Jump sideways from left to right
  • Repeat the move as fast as you can without losing technique

Tip: Keep your knees soft

2. Burpees

  • Stand with your feet comfortable apart
  • Place your hands on the floor
  • Jump your legs backwards
  • Jump your legs forward again
  • Jump up to the ceiling
  • Upon landing repeat the move as fast as you can without losing technique.

Tip: Keep your tummy muscles tight to prevent your lower back from arching.

3. Lunge jumps

  • Stand in a split stance
  • Bend both knees to perform a lunge
  • Jump up, swap your legs mid-air before landing
  • Upon landing go straight into the lunge
  • Repeat the move as fast as you can without losing technique

Tip: Use your arms for momentum

4. Mountain climber

  • Go on all fours
  • Lift your knees off the floor
  • Pull your one knee in towards your elbow
  • Push that leg back and place your foot on the floor
  • Repeat on the other side
  • Repeat the move as fast as you can without losing technique

Tip: Be careful if you have high blood pressure

5. Twists jumps

  • Stand with your feet comfortable apart
  • Jump up twist your legs to one side and your upper body to the other side
  • Upon landing jump up and repeat to the other side
  • Repeat the move as fast as possible without losing technique

Tip: Keep your tummy muscles tight but don’t hold your breath

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