As you probably already know, the experts say we should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, but that doesn’t mean we have to spend all our time on the treadmill. Luckily for you, we have a fabulous alternative to the traditional cardio workout.

Let’s dive in. Trust us, it’ll revolutionize your exercise routine!

Enter, Jay Cardiello

Have you heard of Jay Cardiello? He’s an amazing personal trainer. Cardiello’s worked with the likes of 50 Cent and Kevin Love! So, if his advice is good enough for them, it’s good enough for us…

Recently, he shared his effective 8-week workout with Men’s Health, which includes his innovative cardio routine, but here’s the trick, there’s no running involved!

How Does It Work?

Intrigued by this approach? This is how it works. There are ten different exercises (as listed below). Do each of them for half a minute, once you’ve done them all, repeat all ten activities another two times.

This is a fabulous 20-minute workout, that’s sure to get the heart pumping!For the best results, do this four days a week.

Top Tip: schedule time in your diary to workout, this helps to make exercise a priority, stopping ‘life’ from getting in the way.

The Ten Activities: Revealed!

If you want to try this out, Cardiello suggested the below exercises to Men’s Health:

  1. Skipping Forward Circle
  2. Skipping Backward Circle
  3. Alternating Leg Swings
  4. Lunge to Leg Swing (Right Leg)
  5. Switch-up Lunges (Right Leg)
  6. Lunge Jumps (Right Leg).
  7. Lunge to Leg Swing (Left Leg)
  8. Switch-up Lunges (Left Leg
  9. Lunge Jumps (Left Leg)
  10. Burpees

Now you know the secret to a cardio workout without running, it’s time to get going. Give it a try and see whether this workout’s for you. Best of luck!