There is no doubt that cardio training is extremely effective when it comes to burning fat. However, many people hate running and that’s why in today’s article we present 10 exercises that are more effective than running.

Here is the program of 10 exercises that can be considered as an alternative to cardio training or more precisely to running. Perform each exercise correctly as many times as suggested, in order to fully enjoy the beneficial effect of the workout.

  1. Burpees


Stand up straight, then bend your knees with your hands touching the floor. Then position yourself in the pump position, do a pump and they come back up to the starting position with your hands in the air.

2. Plank


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

3. Squats


Start with your shoulders wide apart and your legs evenly spaced. Keep your back straight as you lower with your buttocks while sitting. Hold for a few seconds and then return to the starting position.

4. Push-ups


Start on your hands and knees with your hands under your shoulders. Then come up on the balls of your feet and the heels of your hands, then move your feet back until you are in a plank position. Bend your elbows as you lower your body. Then slowly come back up to the starting position.

5. Jumping Jacks


Keep your knees slightly bent and land gently on the balls of your feet. Engage your core and glutes and keep your knees in line with your hips and feet. Keep your arms straight and elbows loose throughout the exercise and maintain a steady, even breathing pattern.

6. Frog Jump


After getting into a plank position, jump forward while keeping your hands fixed on the ground. After that, return to the previous position and repeat the exercise.

7. Intensify


Follow the detailed instructions in the photo and perform the exercise correctly as presented for effective results. Perform 15 reps each leg x 3 sets.

8. Lunges


Start the exercises standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips. Next, move one leg forward and bend your knees until your back knee almost touches the ground. After that, bring your body back. Switch legs and repeat 20 times.

9. Spiderman plank


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

10. Donkey Kicks


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