Calories Burned - Cardio for Beginners: 10-Minute Cardio Burst

If you are engaging in bursts of cardio activity (or surges), that means you are increasing the severity of your cardio workout to the point that your heart rate is at a high-intensity zone for a period of time; in this case, 10 minutes. During a burst, you are working at your own personal limit and you should be breathing heavily. An example of a cardio workout that would include bursts includes a HIIT workout. How many calories you burn doing 10-minute cardio bursts depends on your speed, weight and gender. You can see how many calories you burn doing cardio for beginners: 10-minute cardio burst using the calculator below.