Count the Calories That Come Off! 5 Awesome Calorie Burning Workouts

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Who doesn’t want to burn calories? And if you’re setting out on a mission to zap a lot of them, you might as well set fire to a whole bunch of calories at once. There are a lot of different things to try so it should be easy to find which top calorie-burning workout is for you. Make sure to consult a physician before making any drastic changes in diet or exercise.

5 Swimming

If you go pretty fast you can see over 700 calories fall away. All 4 limbs are moving with the resistance of water, now that’s a total body workout. With controlled breathing you can really gain endurance with this exercise. Different strokes for different folks too. Butterfly and breast stroke will burn more calories than a few laps free style. Grab a towel and jump in the pool to race the clock.

4 Dancing

High impact dancing, aerobics or step aerobics can burn nearly 600 calories in a class. You’re up and moving and concentrating on getting the steps right you’ll hardly realize you’re working out. Shake your grove thing and tear up the dance floor. It hardly feels like working out when you’re jamming out to your favorite tunes. Gyms offer Zumba, step, aerobics and other classes that will get you moving.

3 Cycle

Burn up to a whopping 1000 calories in a vigorous spin class or take it to the streets for a race. Cycling, especially a spin class, usually includes intervals with resistance and high intensity sprints. Strolling around on flat pavement won’t get you the results of a spin class or mountain biking, but it will be a great start. Start adding in quick sprints and go for some hills. Time flies when you are having fun, so invite a friend along and enjoy the ride.

2 Running

If you can power up 10 minute miles, you’ll burn upwards of 700 calories. Whipping up endorphins for a runner’s high, hit the pavement, get your heart rate up and beat the clock. Running at a steady pace see if you can complete a distance in shorter time each week. The faster you run the more calories you’ll burn! It’s as easy astying up your sneakers and putting one foot in front of the other.

1 HIIT

You can burn about 9% more calories doing high intensity interval training than steady paced cardio. Take running to sprint intervals. Burst through a few laps in the pool giving it your all. Get up that hill as fast as you possibly can on your bike. Alternating 30second bursts with 30seconds of recovery for 10-30 minutes at a time. Make sure to alternate your workouts if you are doing HIIT multiple times per week. Your muscles need time to recover, but this is a great way to increase the burn when you can. Giving it your all has never been hotter!

Calories burned are based on a person weighing 155lbs and exercising for 1 hour. These amounts may very depending on height, weight and BMI. Typically, the faster and the higher the impact the more calories you burn. Make sure to hydrate before, during andafter these types of workouts. If you feel dizzy or faint during any type of exercise, slow down and stop.

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