In this exercise session, we are going through a great standing cardio routine in 2 phases, the first with simple hand dumbbells and the second just using our body weight.
Cardio routines using with and without weights are a great way to get your body warmed up and moving. The goal is to raise your heart rate just enough so that you get your blood flowing to all areas of your body.
Your upper body; arms, shoulder, upper back, etc and down to your lower body; thighs, hips, calves, and feet, etc.
These areas all benefit from cardio as well as the most important muscle in our body, our heart!
For this workout, you can use lightweight dumbbells or substitute using bottles of water or cans of soup. You can also skip weights altogether and just follow along with your motions.
Either way, your body will still benefit from the range of motion that this exercise takes you through.
Remember to drink lots of water and only do movements that work for you. Never do any movements that may cause you pain or discomfort and remember to take breaks whenever you need to.
Have a great workout!