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The 20-Minute Cardio Workout for a Faster Metabolism

Looking for a way to burn major calories beyond your usual HIIT cardio moves? The key is hitting those smaller muscles. This workout combines compound movements with dynamic sequences to cut your workout time in half, rev your metabolism, and hit those smaller, commonly ignored muscles. Grokker trainer experts “Pace and Go” will lead you through the 20-minute routine, all you have to do is follow along and you’ll be breaking a sweat in no time. (Want more full-body workouts? Check out this at-home workout that works your whole body.)

The Warm-Up: Perform 5 exercises for 30 seconds each, starting with open chest jacks, then double bounces and lateral skips, jacks to sumo squats, and finally a reverse lunge with a kick.

The Workout: Perform each move for 60 seconds. Start with high knees and lateral 123, a semicircle with squat thrusts, and jumping jacks. Move into lateral skaters, the Cossack, arm sprints, and a lateral lunge with a punch to incorporate your entire body. Hit the mat for inverted donkey kicks, mountain climbers, then low lateral squat jumps and a forearm plank to squat thrust. Finish it off with double-unders with punches, jump twists, and burpees to a low squat and fast feet.

The Cool-Down: Take 30 seconds for each stretch. Prone position quad stretch, pigeon, a seated groin stretch, and two seated hamstring stretches.

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