Last year, I broke my foot and had to find creative ways to get my heart rate up without putting pressure on it. During that time, I created my most popular post, Cardio for Lower Body Injuries. Your requests have been heard, so here is another chair cardio routine.
- Sturdy chair (no wheels)
Complete each move for 60 seconds and take a 10 second break in between
Punch series 2
To do this move: Hook punch with your right arm, then hook with your left. Uppercut punch with your right arm, then with your left. Repeat the entire series for 60 seconds.
To do this move: Sit on the edge of your chair with your left knee bent out to the side and your right leg straight, toes pointed. With your arms out at a “T” alternate bring your left arm to your right leg and your right arm behind your body. Quickly twist/switch sides. Alternate for 60 seconds.
In and out Xs
To do this move: Begin with arms and legs out in an X. Pull your arms and legs in to a tight ball, then push back out to your X. Continue repeating for 60 seconds.
To do this move: Start with your arms out to the right and legs spread wider than hip distance. Bring your right arms to your left knee and crunch twice. Then repeat on opposite side. Continue alternating right and left for 60 seconds.
To do this move: Sit at the edge of your chair with both feet planted. Keep your hands on the sides of your chair to help stabilize your core.
Repeat entire series 2-3 times
*Disclaimer: Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning these or any other exercises.
Let me know if you plan on trying this chair cardio workout. Remember, you don’t have to be injured to complete this chair cardio series! Leave a comment below!