Best Cardio Workouts To Burn Calories

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Best Cardio Workouts To Burn Calories

Everyone wants to have a toned look to feel confident, but our daily schedules have made it difficult to squeeze in time for a workout. To cut down on time in the gym, let’s maximize the most out of your workout! Here are the best cardio workouts to burn calories.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the best way to burn a larger amount of calories in a short amount of time. I’m sure you’ve seen things like P90x and Insanity. It follows the same principle that these workouts give you. It’s a lot of work in a short amount of time with some rest in between. That’s right—you get to REST in between! Not only does HIIT burn more calories per hour, but it also burns the yucky fat calories that no one wants, while preserving calories for other functions like digestion.

Caloric intake isn’t always bad; it’s simply a measure of energy. You need calories to live, but the problem arises when we take in more calories than we can burn in a day. Our bodies then store that extra energy for a rainy day in the form of fat. Fat calories can be the most difficult to target because our bodies are designed to use those storehouses last. HIIT is awesome at tricking our bodies into using up those fat stores.

The most difficult part is coming up with what to do during the workout. Apps are a perfect solution to finding ways to vary your workout routine and help you keep track of your progress.

Try these three apps:

  1.     The Official Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout

This app is like having a personal trainer next to you. It customizes the workouts to your preferences. Begin by selecting your current fitness level. It ranges from Beginner to Advanced, and it’ll give you tips to choose which is best for you. With its ‘Smart Workout’ feature, you can jump right in and get your sweat on.  This function is unique because it gradually bumps up the intensity to take you to the next level. If you want to try something else, then you can select one of the 20+ pre-programmed workouts, or you can always customize your own workout from the exercise library.

  1. SWorkit

Here, you can have a wide variety of types of workouts to choose from. There’s Yoga, Strength, Cardio, and Stretching workouts, and you are able to select the time length and intensity. Even if all you have is 10 minutes, you can squeeze in a warrior pose or two. After each workout, the app tells you how many calories were burned during that workout. It’s rewarding to know that your hard work is paying off. Also, it will keep you motivated by sending you push notifications in case you missed a day or two.

  1.     Seven

This app will give you results for specific goals you’re trying to achieve. You can select Beach Body, and it will give you workouts to trim down abs and legs. They have specific workouts for ‘Butt Lift’ and ‘Insane Abs’, which target those trouble areas that can be tricky to burn fat. This app also allows you to customize the length of the high and low intensity levels. They suggest that 7 minutes is a long enough workout (hence the name Seven). During those 7 minutes, it packs in 12 different exercises and encourages you to keep that sprint pace to burn the most fat burning calories.

HIIT workouts have proven fitness and health benefits. If your fitness goal is to burn many calories quickly, then trying HIIT with the help of the apps mentioned above is a great place to start. Stick with a routine and you are sure to see results soon!

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