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Workout I Did: Cardio Push Workout

Looking for a good cardio workout that gets your heart rate up but also works your core and your upper-body in kind of a sneaky way? Yep, that’s the workout I just did at The Fit Pit — and I’m sharing it today!

Now, for this — what I’m calling the “Cardio Push Workout” — I had to make some modifications. With my pregnancy, clearly rope climbs are out and so are pull-ups, so I did body rows instead. I can still manage burpees okay (although my jump at top is tiny and I step back out and in with an almost comically wide stance), and I opted for jump rope singles over double-unders. I’m not running fast these days, but I am still able to run pretty comfortably. Hooray! As my “then,” I subbed sit-ups with just some basic squats, because, well, I am preparing for the WOD of my life and those are kind of the go-to most-important move for that. The entire thing took me about 26 minutes.

If you’re a beginner, feel free to do this workout with modifications similar to what I did plus subbing walking for running — it’s a great way to take the intensity down a notch while still getting a fabulous workout. And, if you’re an intermediate or advanced exerciser, rock out the full version (although the pull-up substitution is great if you don’t have access to a rope — which, you know, most of us don’t at home or in your typical health club!).

The Cardio Push Workout


What part of this cardio workout did you like the most? What part really got your heart rate up? For me, burpees. Always. —Jenn

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  1. Anne says:

    I am remiss to admit that my dedication to exercise is not what it should be. I believe, I would do far better if I could participate in team sports, but due to a botched knee surgery from when I was 15 this has never been possible. I have just recommitted and joined a gym today, I am just not good at doing things alone…too easy to quit after 3 minutes.

    So encouraged by your post.

  2. Susan says:

    Ummmmm….. at the risk of sounding clueless (I am totally clueless) what is a double under????

    1. Jenn says:

      Hehe, Susan! Double-unders are a jump-rope move. Instead of doing a jump when the rope passes under you one time, a double-under is when you jump once and the rope goes round you TWO times! 🙂 More info here: http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/crossfit-workouts-double-unders/

      It’s hard to get the hang of, but once you do, it’s a great high-intensity move! Happy double-undering! 😉
      —FBG Jenn

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