If you wear a heart-rate monitor (or any kind of logging gadget) during your sweat sessions, you know the thrill of looking down and realizing you’ve way overshot your goals. It’s almost like a mini-challenge: How many calories can you burn in as little time as possible.
If you weigh around 150 lbs, the 6 exercises to torch 600 calories found below will have you in-and-out and 600 calories lighter in about 45 minutes.
HIIT: Full body muscle toning and plyometrics keep your heart rate high and your metabolism humming, not only during class, but for the remainder of the day as well.
Boxing: Sparring with a partner is an excellent way to get your heart pumping, the pounds dropping, stress levels fleeing and your body sky-rocketing.
Running: Always a winner, an 8 minute mile pace will have you completing a 5 mile run in about 40 minutes while burning off approximately 600 calories. Can’t you already feel the endorphins flooding your system?
Cycling: Indoor or outdoor, if you push yourself to go faster than 20 MPH, watch those calories melt off in record time.
Cross Country Skiing: If you challenge yourself to go move between moderate and race pace, you can actually burn anywhere between 600-1200 calories an hour.
Hiking: Instead of getting intimidated, get serious about those hills on your favorite hiking trails. The steeper the incline the better, and if you’re wearing a backpack that weighs 10-15 lbs, even better!
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