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Not keen on running? Here are 10 exercise alternatives that are better than running!

Updated: Aug 29, 2020

Cardio workout's are extremely effective when it comes to burning fat. However many people hate or can't run anymore due to injuries so that is why we have created 10 exercise alternatives that are more effective than running....

1. Burpees

Stand straight, then bend your knees with your hands touching the ground. Next position yourself in a push-up position, do a push-up and they raise again in the initial position with your hands up in the air.

Perform 10-15 reps x3 sets

2. Plank

Planks are the best exercise for the abdominal area. It is very easy and simple. You just need to position yourself in a push-up position with your elbows (at a 90% angle). Make sure your body is in a straight line from toes-to-head.

Hold for 30 sec-1 min

3. Squats

Start with your feet hip width apart. Keep your back straight as you go down with your butt as if you were sitting. Hold it for a few seconds and then go up in the initial position.

To challenge yourself, make this move a jump squat.

Perform x15-20 reps x 3 sets

4. Push-Ups

Start on your hands and knees with your hands underneath your shoulders. Then come onto the balls of your feet and the heels of your hands, and then walk the feet back until you are in the plank position. Bend your elbows, lowering your body down. Then slowly push yourself back up to the starting position.

This move can also be preformed on your knees.

Perform 15 reps x3 sets

5. Jumping Jacks

Keep the knees slightly bent and land softly on the balls of your feet. Engage your core and glutes and maintain your knees in line with your hips and feet. Keep your arms extended and your elbows soft during the entire exercise and maintain a steady and smooth breathing pattern.

Preform 1 min rounds x 3 sets

6. Frog Jump

After you place yourself in a plank position, jump forward while keeping the hands fixed on the ground. After that return to the previous position and repeat the exercise.

Perform 10-15 reps x3 sets

7. Step Up

These can be preformed on a step or bench. Shoulders should be back, chest out and abs engaged. On your step up, engage your glutes for maximum effect.

Perform 15 reps per leg x 3 sets.

8. Lunges

Start the exercises standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips. Then step forward with one leg and flex your knees until your rear knee nearly touches the floor. After that, bring your body back. Switch legs.

Perform 15 reps per leg x 3 sets

9. Spiderman Plank

Get into plank position, feet shoulder-width apart and hands directly under shoulders to start. Engaging core, bring right knee to the outside of right elbow without shifting weight to the left side. Return to starting position and switch sides, bringing left knee to left elbow. Keep body weight centered throughout.

Hold for 30 sec-1 min

10. Donkey Kicks

Start on all fours, but support your body using your elbows or hands. Lift and extend one leg as high as you can and hold it in the air for 10 seconds. After that repeat the exercise with the other leg.

Perform 15 reps per leg for x3 sets

For more detailed instructions and videos be sure to check out our extensive library of exercise programmes and interactive workout videos at PB Fitness Online.

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