If you are trying to get your heart rate up and stimulate a high level of metabolism, nothing compares to performing some high intensity cardio workout. A high intensity cardio exercise pushes your body to the limit by reducing the rest period between sets. Long gone are the days when you were taking two to five minutes between sets. In a high intensity cardio workout, you want to maximize the effectiveness of your exercise routine by taking breaks of only 10 to 30 seconds between sets.
In today’s high intensity cardio routine, I am performing mountain climbers upon jumping on each side of a bench. If you do not have a bench, it is not the end of the world. You can just leap forward to simulate jumping over an obstacle. That should create a comparable body reaction to jumping on a bench. After each jump, perform a mountain climbers routine for about 10 to 15 seconds. Once you go through 6 jumps, take a 20 second break and repeat again nine times for a total of 10 times
Keep in mind that this exercise is designed to push you to your limit, so do not give up at the sign of the slightest fatigue. High intensity cardio routines are known to burn fat at a much higher rate than regular cardio exercises such as running on a treadmill at a constant speed. So I encourage you to toughen up and go through this routine to the best of your ability and record your score (i.e the number of sets your were able to do in total, if you were not able to go through the 10 sets).
Prior to performing this exercise routine, make sure you stretch for a few minutes. Stretching your muscles is very importantly as this helps prevent injuries related to too much stiffness.