For our 5-day challenge, we’re giving you a link to cardio exercises and a schedule.
A picture (or a video) is worth a thousand words when it comes to exercising, so we won’t tell you how to do each exercise, we’ll show you, but here’s a quick list of the beginners moves to get your heart pumping:
Standing Oblique Crunch
Day 1: Do five minutes each of the three cardio exercises you’ve chosen for A. Fifteen minutes in total. Not bad to start with.
Day 2: Do another five minutes each of the three exercises you picked for Team B.
Different exercises working different muscles and getting your heart rate up (without you getting bored).
Day 3: Do Team A again, and add one of Team B, so four exercises, making twenty minutes cardio in total.
Day 4: Yes, you’ve guessed. Do Team B with one of Team A. Another twenty minutes cardio. You’re smashing it!
Day 5: Ready for the ultimate test? Do A and B together, making thirty minutes total cardio. That’s a pretty tough workout.
Congratulations! You’ve completed your five-day challenge. Now relax, it’s the weekend.
You can change it for another week by adding some of the intermediate exercises, before you progress to the advanced level. The good news is, if this doesn’t feel right, there are plenty of other free workout challenges out there which you can easily adapt to meet your needs, like we’ve just done.
Here’s an example: Check out this 30-day fitness programme from Buzzfeed, which splits the exercises into red and blue days, with rest days in between.
Just do your own 5-day trial version and see how it feels!