10 Minute Cardio Toning HIIT _ Stackable, Fast-Paced + FUN _ TOTAL BODY Cardio Workout with WEIGHTS - BLOG Featured Photo

10 Minute Cardio Toning HIIT | Stackable, Fast-Paced + FUN | TOTAL BODY Cardio Workout with WEIGHTS

It’s been a while since I’ve done a progressive workout, and I’m not really sure why.  I love ladders (which is another name for progressive workouts – and actually both of those phrases really cover a lot of ground, since there are SO many ways you can build up exercises with time or reps or stacking intervals)!

But a funny thing happened the first time I tried filming this workout (I apologize for two digressions right here in the first three sentences, but OMG, I have had to re-film SO many workouts lately!  I’m sure it’s me, but I seem to be attracting a lot of technical difficulties and I’d just like to put it out there to the universe that we can be all done with that now.  Okay, back to the story…)

It was super boring.

I mean, it’s only a ten minute(-ish) workout, and the first three minutes I was kind of just standing around.  That would never do.  I’m all about the fun around here, so I couldn’t just sit back and make some lame workout!


I went back to the drawing board, which is actually just a one-dollar spiral bound notebook like I used to use in school, and I started dreaming up ways to spice things up.

Harder exercises?  Naw.  The exercises were plenty challenging.

Longer intervals?  Hmmmm, no.  Again, the exercises were plenty challenging, and I didn’t think I needed to go knocking myself out with longer intervals of tough exercises.


What if I turned the ladder upside-down?  🤔


10 Minute Cardio Toning HIIT _ Stackable, Fast-Paced + FUN _ TOTAL BODY Cardio Workout with WEIGHTS FREE Home Workout on YouTube from Pahla B Fitness

Killer B, you’ve never seen a LADDER like this before! We’re starting at the toughest point, climbing down, and then working our way back up with this fast-paced and FUN cardio toning HIIT. All exercises are STANDING and the intervals are a manageable 20 seconds. Grab your lightest DUMBBELLS and get ready to sweat!

Follow along with the full-length video below, or check out the breakdown to take this workout with you on the go.

Can’t see the video?  Click here to watch it on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/MWZ09iQEh5Q

Warm Up:



10 minutes

Calories Burned:
Approximately 100 – 125

Interval timer is set for 20 seconds; on the first round, complete all exercises in a row before resting; drop one exercise each round until complete, then add one each round until complete

Booty Kicker Pulls
Hopping Press Ups
Ice Skaters
Ski Jumps
Star Jumps / Star Bursts



Cool Down:

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