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10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories

Crank Up Your Cardio!


  • Just wanted to add that listening to music while exercising in a safe environment (i.e. not running outside) would seem to make sense. - 11/30/2015 10:06:10 AM
  • Nice article with some great advice. However, there are two issues that I question. First, listening to fast music. This is fine if you are running on a treadmill or elliptical, or using a stationery bike. However, if you are running outside where there is traffic, listening to music interferes with your ability to hear traffic and other noises. It's no surprise that many races prohibit the wearing of ear buds. I know many people listen to music while running on streets, however, no matter how careful you are, your hearing is still impaired. You can not hear the same with buds plugging your ears with music piping in as you can if your ears are free from obstructions. That's just basic knowledge. I would leave the music for the treadmill.

    The other issue that I question is the focus on breathing, but this one is more of a personal one. Focusing on my breathing is the last thing I want to do when I run. I completely ignore my breathing; that is what helps me truly enjoy my run. Focusing on breathing while running, for me, make breathing laborious, and running laborious, and not in the good way that the article intends. I'm curious about how other runners feel about this.
    The other suggestions are great. I run on hills every day. It's hard to avoid them where I live; it's a good thing I enjoy running on hills! - 11/30/2015 10:00:15 AM
  • For me, if I do cardio first, I'm psyched up to do the Strength Training; vice-versa, and I'm pooped--must be that runner's high phenom. 8-) - 10/24/2015 5:50:49 PM
  • Great advice - especially not to burn yourself out. (You burn zero calories when sidelined by injury!) I love intervals. The only bit of advice I question is the "do cardio first" ... I've seen many articles / studies that say the opposite. In the end, I guess it doesn't much matter. If you're doing BOTH strength training and cardio, you're doing awesome regardless of "proper order." Keep sparking everyone! - 9/15/2015 9:01:46 AM
    nice post on burning calories. I tried all these steps one by one and found it quite pleasing. I highly recommend this strategies in life. Thank you

    Also i found another site similar to your topic. Can i follow that as well. - 8/5/2015 12:34:17 AM
    I do cardio first. Usually the stairsmaster on level 16 to start and by the time I end I'm at level 20. I do it for only 15 minutes but according to the machine I burn about 330 calories in the 15 mins. I then do 10 minutes of running followed by about 45 mins of strenght training training and lifting and finish off with 10 more minutes of more stairsmaster. Occasionally I may skip the running. Upping my cardio has allowed me to reach my goals faster. Started at 259 weighed in at 216 this morning. - 7/25/2015 4:07:53 PM
    As someone who worked as a personal trainer, I would say proper form is key. I've seen too many people do certain exercises in completely the wrong way!

    Also agree with previous comment: Be careful with plyometrics. It can be too harsh for some people's joints, and those like me who have internal organ displacement.

    As with ANY exercise program, you should always consult your doctor before beginning. - 7/24/2015 12:02:40 PM
  • Be careful with plyometrics - they can be hard on the joints. - 6/8/2015 12:17:07 PM
  • I have a recumbent bike. I do this for 45 min 5 times a week. At the same time I use 2 lb weights while I am on the bike. I do this every 5 min. A total of 90 tmes. Is this Ok? Should I use heavier weights. I weigh 235 lbs and I do feel the burn in my upper body. - 1/19/2015 9:34:13 AM
    good tips. - 10/23/2014 9:11:01 AM
  • Enjoyed this article. I'll have to try some of these techniques. - 8/31/2014 2:48:20 PM
  • I think it's been long enough that the term "comfort zone" can be officially declared a cliché. Just sayin'.

    This article tells us how practical self defense training is among the best of all exercises. For example, one exercise I do is sprint as fast as I can from one part of a room to another, or up and down stairs or whatever, as though moving in on an aggressor, and do blocking and striking movements with my arms as I'm moving; I also start and stop, change direction, and so on. Because of the principle of specificity, this is all done full speed and full force to make the training practical. I get exhausted and have to quit in under a minute, rest a little, and do it again. Several sessions like that are a good workout.

    Fast walking mixed with bursts of sprinting are better exercise and self defense training than simply walking or jogging at an even pace. And varying the terrain also makes the exercise better training as well as better exercise. Up and down hills, staircases, deep sand, city streets, country trails, over and around playground equipment, and so on. Kids' games like tag involve that kind of running, and it's always good to have interaction with kids, and it might also make them better able to avoid a kidnapping attempt.

    I'd like to see some exercise experts come up with an article on workouts using playground devices that are commonly found in public parks.

    No reason to go to a gym for the kind of training this article talks about. Unless you just want to. All I go to a gym for is weights. - 5/27/2014 11:07:20 AM
  • TINK170
    Good Morning
    I'm a 71 male and know strength training is the best for after burn. My question, I was always told to alternate days, strength training one day then cardio the next day. Have I been wrong or are you talking to women in this article.
    Thanks Charles - 5/27/2014 6:26:11 AM
  • ANNE3091
    To burn calories it is important that how good is your metabolism. to increase your metabolism you can do some workout and eat some healthy food avoid junk food .Cabbage can work very well in the weight loss plan as it can not only work in loosing the weight but it is healthy. Eat a bowl of raw cabbage . - 5/1/2014 2:53:13 AM
    getting older still want to be able to do all things with the lord help, and be healthly - 4/3/2014 5:52:18 PM

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