The 10 best cardio workouts for fat loss all have one thing in common: they’re going to make you sweat, and they’re going to help you get fit
and burn more calories both during and after your workout. Here are the top 10 fat burning cardio workouts that you should be doing in order
to get the results you want fast.
Walking is considered one of the best forms of cardio exercise because it burns a lot of calories and doesn’t put any stress on your joints. It
also makes it easy to add variety to your workout, like taking a longer walk on some days or trying a hilly route or walking fast. And since you
can do it almost anywhere, such as at a park or just around your neighborhood, you don’t need expensive equipment to participate in walking
Rowing is one of best cardio workouts around—and it’s great for fat loss. Since you use your core and upper body strength to drive yourself
forward, all that calorie-burning is happening simultaneously.
Cycling is one of most efficient ways to burn calories, so consider enlisting in a cycling class or buying a spin bike. When you take part in
indoor cycling classes, you’ll be motivated by both fellow participants and an instructor to push yourself harder. In general, cycling also works
lower-body muscles—which are often ignored by other workouts—and helps improve overall coordination and cardiovascular health. Cycling
is also a relatively low-impact exercise that puts less stress on your joints than many other workouts.
Running is a low-impact cardio activity, which means it places less stress on your joints and tendons than other high-impact activities like
jogging. When you run, you’re pushing your body to its limit in terms of stamina and endurance—which makes it one of the best ways to get
5) The Stairclimber
There’s a reason that stairclimbers are often found in hotel gyms. They may not be as sexy or coveted as treadmills and ellipticals, but when
it comes to sheer calorie-burning effectiveness, there’s not much better than a good ol’ fashioned stair machine.
6) Stationary Bike
The stationary bike is a low-impact workout that challenges your leg muscles and lower body as well as your heart. Get on a stationery bike
or any cardio machine at home, set it to a resistance level you’re comfortable with, and pedal away. For example, try alternating between
pedaling faster (higher resistance) and slower (lower resistance) while watching TV or listening to music.
7) Treadmill Walk/Run Intervals
5-Minute Walk/Run Intervals. If you’re just starting out, a few minutes is all you need to get your blood flowing and start sweating. Take one
walk break every 5 minutes. Each interval should last about 2–3 minutes of brisk walking or running, followed by 30 seconds to 1 minute of
walking recovery time.
8) Strength Training Intervals on a Treadmill or Stationary Bike
Interval training involves doing bursts of intense exercise (like jogging, or sprinting) with less intense recovery periods in between. A meta-
analysis from 2008 found that interval training could help you lose weight and improve cardio fitness more than regular aerobic exercise. A
study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise confirms these results by finding that interval training can help people shed body
fat—especially visceral fat—while improving their aerobic fitness.
9) Jumping Rope
Unlike stationary bikes or treadmills, jumping rope is a high-intensity exercise that requires constant movement and coordination. The
average 130-pound person burns about 144 calories an hour while jumping rope at an average speed of 85 rotations per minute (RPM). To
maximize your calorie burn, try interval training. Sprint as fast as you can for 10 seconds, then recover by lightly jumping rope until your heart
rate returns to normal. Then repeat four to five times until you’ve burned around 285 calories in 30 minutes.
10) Sprints (running at top speed, pushing yourself as hard as you can go in short bursts.)
Sprinting is one of the best cardio workouts for fat loss, since you can burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. Run as fast as you can
(or jump rope) for 15 seconds and then slow down to rest and recover for 30 seconds. Repeat 10-15 times. Make sure to warm up first and
cool down afterward by jogging at an easy pace.
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