25 Minutes to Burn Up To 300 Calories
Exercising can become repetitive and some might even say boring when you don’t know exactly what you are going to do at the start of a workout. It’s easy to quit simply because you aren’t in the mood or you don’t know what else to do. To prevent becoming a victim of exercise boredom try to mix up your workout sessions with new and challenging moves. You should also come to the gym or park with your workout written down so that you will be less likely to stray from your ultimate goal.
Below is a 25 minute workout you can take with you to the gym or park that will help you burn up to 300 calories. It includes cardio, which we all know is great for burning calories, as well as strength training active recovery drills that will help you build muscle and increase your metabolism.
It’s important to gadge the intensity based on how your feel and only speed up or slow down during the times listed.
Step One: Pick your favorite cardio exercise. Some examples are walking, running, biking, jogging, and swimming.
Step Two: Start your watch or timer and complete the following workout by doing the cardio move you chose in step one during the allotted times listed. Try to use the active recovery to catch your breath and prepare for the next interval.
|Level of difficulty
(1-10 with 10 being extremely hard)
|Active Recovery Move
(Do these moves while you catch your breath).
|0:00 – 3:00||2-3 this should be a breeze for you.||Sumo Squat for 1 minute|
|4:00 – 6:00||4-5 you are speeding up but you are still in control.||Tricep Dips for 1 minute|
|8:00 -10:00||6-7 you are beginning to feel uncomfortable. It’s getting tough for you but don’t quit yet.||Side Lunge for 1 minute|
|12:00 – 13:30||8-9 this is your full out effort. You are working the hardest that you can work.||Long- Arm Crunch for 1 minute and 30 seconds.|
|15:00 – 16:30||8-9 once more. This is your full out effort. You are working the hardest that you can work.||Vertical Leg Crunch for 1 minute and 30 seconds.|
|18:00 -19:00||6-7 you’ve brought the pace down dramatically but its still uncomfortable. Don’t slow down tow much||Push-up with Side Plank for 1 minute|
|21:00 – 22:00||3-5 this should be somewhere around the level you started. Your heart rate should be coming down.||Sumo Squat for 1 minute|
|23:00 – 25:00||1-2 this is your cool down. You should feel great. Pat yourself on a back for a job well down.||Grab Some Water!|
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