Why To Use 5 Great Calorie Burning Workouts

Why To Use 5 Great Calorie Burning Workouts

1. Kettlebell Swings
“Kettlebell swings work the entire body. It’s an aerobic activity that engages all of the large muscle groups, which means you are not only burning calories during the workout, but there is a considerable exercise after-burn, as well. That means your body will continue to burn calories post-workout. While burning calories and eating less is the obvious key to weight loss, any exercise that burns calories and builds muscle simultaneously will help the body burn more at rest, too.”
—Heather Cohen, Vida Fitness

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2. Walking Stairs
“Taking duration and intensity into account, I think it is safe to say that walking as quickly up stairs, for as long as possible, is the most calorie-burning exercise out there. It is something everyone can do, for a fairly long time, and something that raises heart rate and blood pressure, as well as recruiting large muscle groups in the body.”
—Monica Pampell, The Sports Club/LA

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3. BOSU Burpees
“One of my favorite high intensity exercises is BOSU Burpees, using a BOSU device that is a ball fused with a platform. They kill and can add intensity and boost calorie burning potential. The flat part should be facing up. So when you go into the pushup phase you have to stabilize the ball and really use your core muscles. The key for the everyday person would be to do interval training mixing up high intensity activity for short bouts (2 to 5 minutes) with lower intensity recovery bouts of about (1 to 3 minutes). The rest periods during the lower intensity (60 percent of maximum) exercises help the body to recover so that you can work hard again.”
—Elizabeth Brooks, Effervescence Training Studio

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4. Boxing
“There is a reason you don’t see a lot of boxers with bad physiques. This combination of anaerobic and aerobic cardio, muscular endurance, and power plus speed and agility through the use of the entire muscular system can’t be beat.”
—Lance Breger, Mint DC

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5. Dancing
“Go dancing. I’m not talking about the slow, shy kind. I’m talking about the ‘getting your whole body into it’ kind of dancing. The kind that you would dance if nobody was watching. When I see people in my YALA dance fusion class move, I know they are burning huge amounts of calories, but they are also having fun. And I’m positive (although I haven’t done any scientific experiments) that when you are enjoying, something, you tend to push yourself just a little bit more making you burn more calories than an exercise you would do just to do it.”
—Laurent Amzallag, YALA Fitness

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