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Easy Calorie Burning Cardio Workouts

Updated on April 12, 2014

Cardio Burst Exercises Are a GREAT Way To Get In Shape!

Many people these days are pressed for time more than ever before. Most of us can find hardly a spare moment between family and work. So it can be very difficult for the typical adult to squeeze in time for exercise, even though you probably complain all the time about wanting to lose weight and tone up.

While it is true that you won't lose weight unless you devote time to exercising, there are some exercises that are designed to be very high energy and burn calories, in a short period of time. It is true that a long workout with a set routine every week does wonders for weight loss and toning. But these exercises are designed with YOU in mind. With just a little of your time each day, you will see results. It's amazing how much of a workout you can squeeze into a half hour,or less! With the exercises in this article, even you can find enough time to exercise and start a healthier life right now!

It doesn't get much easier!

If you jump rope for a mere 10 minutes, you will be burning roughly about 76-113 calories. Even the busiest of people can fit ten minutes into their schedule! So start jumping!!

Lets get started!

This set of exercises is sure to get your heart pumping,and start shedding those unwanted pounds! Do all 3 exercises in a row,and then start over to complete all of them a total of 3 times.

Step Up's-With this exercise,you will need a stepper. You are going to step up and down, for 60 seconds. The trick here is to do it quickly, and precisely! No slow stepping in this exercise. If you go slow, then you would have to do it for a longer amount of time to get the same benefits.

Burpee Jumps-You will again need the stepper for this one. Start out in a standing position, with your feet spread the same width as your shoulders. Then put your hands down onto the stepper, keeping those also shoulder width apart. Kick your legs out to put yourself in a push up position, keeping your hands on the stepper. Then jump back up to standing position, and hop up onto the stepper with both feet together. Repeat this for 15 reps, and remember do it fast for ultimate calorie burning.

Bosu knee tuck-Start by laying on your back on a Bosu ball, with the middle of your back resting on the top of the bosu. Put your hands behind your head, elbows pointed out. Extend one leg in front of you, and leave the other resting on the floor. Lift your upper body as you would when doing crunches, and at the same time, pull your extended leg up to your chest. Lay back in the starting position and repeat. Remember to keep your abs tight while doing this exercise. Do 15 reps with each leg. Rest for 30 seconds.


Exciting news! Simple jumping jacks,done at a reasonable pace, will burn 60 calories per 100 jumping jacks! If you break this down into 3 separate times daily, you'll burn an easy 180 calories! Do it while your waiting on clothes to dry, or watching TV, or waiting for dinner to be done. For busy people, this is an easy way to squeeze fitness into your life!

Or, try this set of exercises if you don't have any exercise equipment at home!

Make sure you are doing these at a good pace, don't slow it down or you are seriously reducing the amount of calories burned during your workout!

Super-Star Squats-Start out by putting your feet together, and your arms straight down along your sides. Do a squat low to the floor, and place your palms on the floor directly in front of your feet while keeping your arms in a straight line from the shoulder. Kick your legs out behind you, and land in a push-up position, keeping your abs tight throughout the entire exercise. Do 10 reps.

The Speed Skater-Begin this one with your feet the same width apart as your hips, and your arms straight down at your side. Lunge with your left leg out to the side, while keeping your right leg straight. Keep your back straight, and reach your right arm to your left foot, and extend your left arm behind you. Stay couched,and hop to bring your left foot in beside your right foot. Then start from the beginning and switch and continue to alternate sides. Do 10 reps each side. (20 all together).

Lunge Kicks-Stand with your feet once again hip width apart, and your arms hanging by yours side, but this time bend your elbows. Lunge forward with your left leg first, while swinging your right arm to the front, and your left arm to the back. Do 20 reps altogether, alternating legs.

Sumo Kick-Stand with your feet hip width apart, and turn your toes in just a little bit. Bend your elbows, keeping them close to your sides, and hold your fists in front of your chest. Take a large step out to your left, with your left foot, and then sink into a squat, as wide as you can comfortably do. Start again from the beginning, and do 10 reps.

Get Fit, Get Healthy

Working out is probably THE biggest step to feeling and looking better. Eating right also goes hand in hand with a good exercise routine. Don't get discouraged if you have to miss a day here and there. But don't fall completely off the wagon. Allow yourself time to slip up here and there without stressing over it, because we all have days where life is just exhausting even without your daily workout. Just remember, a little can go a long way. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park far down in the parking lot when you go grocery shopping. Forget the car, and take a walk when your heading somewhere close to home. There are many ways to keep yourself in shape without feeling like you ever wasted too much precious time. With these awesome cardio exercises, and some other lifestyle changes, you will be well on your way!


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