This high-or-low impact cardio workout will challenge any fitness level
You can pair up with a friend who’s not at your fitness level, and both get something out of this workout.
Amelia Phillips joins 9Honey’s fitness editor Sam Downing for a high-impact and low-impact version of the same workout — follow her for the beginners’ version, and him for the more advanced move.
High impact/low impact cardio workout
- Lateral lunge with oblique crunch: 10-12 reps on each leg. Take a wide step out to the side, using the momentum to crunch your knee up across your body to activate your core. High impact: add a jump to the end of the move.
- Inchworm to push-up from knees: 12-15 reps. Start in a standing position and hinge at the hips to bring your hands to the floor, trying to keep your legs and torso as straight as possible. Walk out into a push-up position, drop your knees to the ground, and lower your chest. High impact: do your push-up from the toes.
- Alternating froggers: 12-15 reps. Start in a high push-up position. Step your left foot outside your left hand, then step back to the starting position. Repeat on the right side to complete one rep. High impact: Jump your feet to switch their positions.
- Beyonce hip raise: 10-12 reps on each side. Like Beyonce herself, this move is impossible to capture in words — take your time to get the coordination right.