Due to embarrassment, lack of equipment or money working out anywhere public can be very difficult. This includes jogging in the streets and going to a local gym, however there is an alternative. This guide will list a number of cardiovascular exercises for working out around the house and most specifically without leaving a bedroom. While this particular method of working out is lacking some of the things that can be achieved at a gym, it can still be very effective and is generally easier to stick to.
Cardiovascular Bedroom Workout: What is it?
Cardiovascular exercise refers to exercises that particularly work the heart and lungs, as opposed to exercises that work muscles. Basically, any exercise that lasts quite a few minutes and is at a moderate pace becomes cardiovascular. These are the most difficult to achieve in confined spaces, but there are a few that work.
Cardiovascular Bedroom Workout: Running on the Spot
One cardiovascular exercise that can be done in a room is running on the spot or running back and forth over a small space. Doing this for 20-30 minutes provides a descent work out and best of all can be done while watching a movie or listening to music, which can make exercising significantly easier. This particular exercise is even better if a treadmill is used, but they can be expensive. One issue with running on the spot is that it places more pressure on the feet and subsequently can lead to foot aches and even leg aches as your body compensates for the pain. This is particularly prevalent if it has been a long time since a previous work out, often leading to shin splints which can take some time to heal.
Cardiovascular Bedroom Workout: Rowing
In the event that the soreness of feet or shin splints interfere with working out by running on the spot, one method of working out is to practice a sort of fake rowing. This can be done with any bar-like object or even with an imaginary one. Basically, the person working out just sits on the ground or even an exercise ball and pretends to be rowing. Using some lighter weights on a weight bar of some kind can also be good. While this is not as good as running on the spot, overall it is an exercise that works fairly well.
Cardiovascular: Exercise Bike
The exercise bike is generally significantly cheaper than a treadmill and offers a great cardio workout. The only real drawback of the exercise bike is that it requires space and a bit of money to buy, beyond that it is a great tool for working out in a room.
Cardiovascular Bedroom Workout: Skipping
Skipping can be a little difficult in a small to medium size room, but a larger room or area of the house may accommodate it. A good skipping rope is very cheap with prices comfortably under $15 US for a particularly well crafted one. The drawback to skipping, though, is that it takes a degree of coordination and physical fitness to really make use of it in the first place. Skipping is a particularly hard exercise, subsequently making it one of the best exercises. It is often harder on the feet than running in the spot and significantly harder to keep doing without getting exhausted. As such, it may take some building up to.
Cardiovascular Bedroom Workout: Step Ups
Step-ups are a great, but sometimes hard, exercise. There are even examples of people using step ups while watching television to help prepare for SAS selection. How this works is that a low platform of some kind, such as a bench, is used to step up onto and back down. Make sure this platform is stable so it won’t collapse or tip up. All that happens is that the person working out steps up onto the platform and then back down, repeating.