7-Minute Total Body Cardio Warm-Up [VIDEO]

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There are definitely days when the prospect of hitting the gym for an hour just doesn’t sound appealing. For those moments when you are struggling to kickstart your adrenaline and get your body moving, this 7-minute cardio warm-up offers the perfect solution. Before you have time to talk yourself out of a workout that you know you need, just give this warm-up a try.

These high-intensity exercises will challenge you to get up off your butt and into the gym! Not only will it rip through those first couple calories in just a few minutes, it will also get your blood pumping and heart racing! Before you know it, you will be ready to jump right into your workout. Do each move for 60 seconds to get your blood pumping and body ready.

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Four-Corner Box Jump: This move will really get your heart pumping! It's a great cardio option to get your workout started. To learn how to perform this move, click here.

4 corner box jump

Cross Body Jacks: A cardio move that will also help to tone your legs, the cross body jack is optimal for getting your workout going! Learn this move here.

High Knees + Butt Kickers: Keep your core pulled in and your shoulders back while you perform this move to ensure you're getting the most out of your workout! Click here for more info!

Squats: Ready for your buns to burn? Squats will do just that! Do as many squats as you can for 60 seconds, but make sure you're keeping the proper form. Learn how to do it here.

Lunges: Lunges are a common move, but that's because they work! Do as many as you can for 60 seconds to tone those thighs! Learn more about lunges here.

Heisman: This move will work your core while it tests your balance! Hold each side for five seconds before switching! Get more info on this move here.


Plank Jack: Change up your average plank with this variation! It'll work everything a plank works with some extra cardio thrown in! Push yourself to do this move for 60 seconds! Learn more about it here.

If you love the idea of a short workout like this that will sweat those calories right off, try out some of our shorter, high-intensity workouts! Be prepared, though – they really bring the heat!