Cardio Exercises That Burn Lots Of Calories
A study at Harvard University revealed that a 185-pound male can burn close to 400 calories over the course of a 30-minute row! This averages out to around 13 calories per minute, thats some efficient work right there!
Indoor rowing is a great total body trainer because you need to utilize the arms, legs and back for efficient strokes. Want to burn even more calories while rowing? Check out The Gym of Avon's blog; 6 Hacks To Burn More Calories While Rowing.
Burpees are another one of those great full-body exercises. Depending on your size and tempo, you can burn around 1-2 calories per burpee. Now, this doesn't sound like a ton but if you can rep out 10 per minute, calories add up quick!
Shooting for an average of 10 burpees every minute at a fast pace can rev your metabolism as much as a 30-minute, all-out bike sprint! This makes burpees a killer cardio movement that can be done in or out of the gym.
AIRDYNE BIKE SPRINTS:
Airdyne's have been around for forever! This is an "old school" piece of equipment that still gets the job done. It's possible to burn a staggering 70+ calories in only 1-minute...now thats bang for you buck!
This piece of equipment will fire up your arms and legs, leaving you gasping for air at the end of a sprint. At The Gym of Avon we consistently utilize airdyne sprints to shed body fat and support muscle growth!
TABATA JUMP SQUATS:
At The Gym of Avon we love Tabata training! It is a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. Not only will Tabata training fire up your metabolism during training, but it will keep it elevated for at least 30-minutes post-exercise!
With the jump squats routine, you can burn around 13 calories per minute by way of a 20s on : 10s off set-up. Perform as many jump squats as possible for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeat for 8 sets!