5-Day Cardio-Focused Workout

Day 1: Interval Running Warm-up: 10 minutes brisk walking or slow jogging.
1. Run at a high-intensity pace for 1 minute.
2. Walk or jog at a low-intensity pace for 2 minutes.
3. Repeat this cycle for 25-30 minutes.

Cool-down: 10 minutes of walking, gradually reducing your pace.
Stretching: 5 minutes focusing on quads, hamstrings, calves, and hip flexors.

Day 2: Jump Rope and Bodyweight Circuit Warm-up: 5-7 minutes of jump rope at an easy pace.
Workout: (Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, followed by 15 seconds rest)
1. Jump rope (at a quicker pace)
2. Push-ups
3. Jump rope (with alternating high knees)
4. Air squats
5. Jump rope (double unders if possible)
6. Plank
7. Jump rope (regular pace)
8. Lunges
9. Jump rope (side-to-side hops)

Repeat the circuit 2-3 times.
Cool-down: 5 minutes of walking in place or light stretching.
Stretching: 5 minutes focusing on full-body stretches, emphasizing the legs and core.

Day 3: Low-Impact Cardio: Swimming Warm-up: 5 minutes of easy breaststroke or freestyle.
1. 4 x 50 meters freestyle at a moderate pace (rest 30 seconds between each).
2. 4 x 50 meters backstroke at a moderate pace (rest 30 seconds between each).
3. 2 x 100 meters freestyle at a higher intensity (rest 1 minute between each).
4. 4 x 50 meters breaststroke or butterfly (rest 30 seconds between each).
5. 5 minutes of treading water, alternating between using only legs or only arms every 30 seconds.

Cool-down: 5 minutes of slow breaststroke or freestyle, focusing on form.
Stretching: 5 minutes emphasizing shoulders, lats, and legs.

Day 4: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Warm-up: 5-7 minutes of dynamic stretching and light jogging.
Workout: (30 seconds on, 30 seconds rest)
1. Burpees
2. High knees
3. Mountain climbers
4. Speed skaters
5. Plyometric lunges
6. Butt kicks
7. Tuck jumps
8. Fast feet (quick steps on the spot)

Repeat the circuit 3 times.
Cool-down: 10 minutes of walking, gradually reducing your pace.
Stretching: 5-7 minutes, focusing on full body, especially the core and legs.

Day 5: Long, Steady-State Cardio Warm-up: 10 minutes of dynamic stretching or walking.
Workout: Choose a mode of cardio you enjoy (e.g., running, cycling, rowing). Maintain a steady, moderate pace for 45-60 minutes. This day is about endurance and enjoying the process, rather than pushing for high intensity.

Cool-down: 10 minutes of slowing down your chosen activity (e.g., if cycling, reduce pedal speed).
Stretching: Spend 10 minutes stretching. Since this is a longer workout day, give some extra attention to any areas that feel tight or sore, ensuring flexibility and recovery.

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1. Stay hydrated throughout and make sure to drink water before, during, and after your workouts.
2. If at any point you feel pain (beyond the typical workout burn), stop the exercise and rest.
3. Always listen to your body. If you need an extra rest day, take it.
4. As you progress, adjust the intensity and duration to continue challenging yourself.
5. Proper nutrition is key. Refuel with a mix of protein and carbs post-workout.

Remember, consistency is key. Stick to this 5-day cardio-focused workout for a few weeks, and you’ll likely notice improvements in cardiovascular endurance, stamina, and overall fitness.

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