In this video, you will learn a Basic Step exercise to integrate into your cardio fitness routine with a partner
Keep watching the series for more great cardio exercises - for an arm workout, try the "Hand-Tape" exercise which follows this video.
Cardiovascular exercise is important for maintaining your overall health and fitness level. Follow this simple tutorial to learn a great exercise that you can practice in pairs as part of your fitness routine.
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Cardio Fitness Workout in Pairs: Basic step
In this video you will find a cardio vascular exercise that is made up of walking forwards and backwards, mirrored by a partner.
You should check your physical fitness with your before attempting this exercise.
Practised regularly, cardiovascular exercises help to preserve respiratory capacity and to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
This exercise is broken down into two steps, positioning and movement.
First of all, the positioning
Stand facing your partner at a distance of about 50cm, your back straight and your feet spaced apart the to width of your hips
The partner should start by stepping their right foot forward, then bringing the other foot level to it
Then move back to the original position
As you step forwards, the person your are assisting should step back with the opposite foot.
Use your arms to intensify the cardio workout
Perform this exercise for 30 seconds, always starting with the right foot
After a resting time of 30 seconds, repeat the exercise starting with the left foot
Always start at a slow pace and gradually increase the speed of your movements
You can adapt this exercise depending on your physical capabilities
In this case, your ease of breathing is a useful indicator
if you can easily talk after performing the exercise, you are moving below your capabilities
On the other hand, if you find yourself unable to speak, you are over-exerting yourself
Repeat this whole exercise after another 30 second rest
gradually increase the speed and duration of the exercise over days of training
It's over to you !