5 Ways To Burn More Calories In Your Workouts

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Whether you’re trying to get stronger, bigger, leaner, faster, most of us want to burn off that stubborn fat. These may be more beneficial for those of you attempting to shred up for summer so you can burn more calories… but even those packing on the pounds could still benefit from adding some of these tips to your workouts.


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Simply put, if you don’t like cardio and you get bored on the treadmill simply pickup the pace in your workouts. Add some power exercises to your routine, perform explosive movements.

2. Minimize Rest Intervals
Don’t wait until you’re fully recovered every time you exercise. Mixing up your rest intervals throughout the month is a great way to keep your body guessing. On a short interval day such as 30 seconds between lifts this serves as an excellent way to keep the heart rate up and sweat pouring.

3. Total Body Workouts
There are so many ways to organize your workout routines. A great benefit to a total body workout is the ability to go from an upper body exercise to a lower body exercise without completely draining one area. This will allow you to keep moving!

4. Superset Sprints
Ever compare a long distance runners body to a sprinters body. Google it. This is a great way to keep the HR up and really intensify any workout. 15 body weight squats, immediately followed by 15 pushups, immediately followed by a 40 yard sprint and repeated a handful of times is sure to be effective for just about anyone.

To be more specific, perform high intensity interval training and plyometric exercises. I like to personally said aside a day or two per week strictly as a plyometric day.

Learn more about how to burn calories and control your weight with Taylor Carpenter, Charlotte Personal Trainer.


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Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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