Jogging is a powerful cardio activity that burns many calories and can make your body shape change in only a few months. However, jogging has not only many fans but also many enemies. Some people just don’t like it, and other avoid it because it can harm the knees and the back. If you want to lose weight without having to run numerous kilometres, here are some workouts that are as intense as jogging and can burn even more calories.
The indoor rowing machine in your gym is a very good option to exercise your whole body and burn 600-800 calories per hour. This full-body workout strengthens your nine major muscle groups and shows results after only a few workouts.
Remember your child age by doing this activity, which burns up to 700 calories per hour. It also improves bone density and develops agility and balance. The biggest advantage of jumping rope is that you can do it everywhere without any particular equipment. Plus, it is very amusing, if you do it with your friends and have competition.
Kick boxing engages your legs and glutes for stabilisation, it tones your shoulders, back and abs and teaches you how to be safe. Moreover, you burn 700-900 calories per hour, and you totally release your stress with these great punches. However, kick boxing is difficult, so be sure you have found an experienced trainer, who can show you exactly how to do all the movements.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
In High Intensity Interval Training, you improve your endurance, power and speed with hardcore exercises and routines. Thus, your metabolic rate is boosted during and long after training, allowing to burn calories not only during the workout but also for several hours after you have returned back home. Your elevated metabolism burns 900-1200 calories per hour, but you can burn 60-150 calories after workout because your body needs to recover. You literally sit on the couch and burn fat! High Intensity Interval Training combines anaerobic activity, like strength training, with aerobic elements to increase calorie burn. It is very tiring and intense, but its advantage –in addition to its effectiveness- is that it is very quick.
Kettlebells workout rotates between 30 seconds of exercise and 30 seconds of rest. Heavy kettlebell deadlifts combined with specific moves, such as squats and snatches, can help you burn up to 1200 calories per hour. The key to an effective training is keep moving.
TRX improves your balance, strength and flexibility. It is a total-body suspension-training workout with portable equipment that uses your own body weight. Working against gravity can actually activate many muscle groups of upper and lower body, and TRX has literally innumerable exercises to never get bored. The basic TRX program lasts about half an hour, and you can burn up to 500 calories.