9 Strategies to Burn More Calories During Exercise

Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart strategies so your next workout does more for you!
Strategy #1: Crank Up Your Cardio

10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories
Learn why it matters whether you do cardio before or after strength training, plus nine other ways to ramp up your cardio workouts for maximum calorie burn.

Strategy #2: Work Out in the Right Zone

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Is the "fat burning" heart-rate zone really the key to torching calories and losing weight? The answer might surprise you. Find out how hard you should really be exercising for best results.

Strategy #3: Follow the Fat-Burning Fitness Facts

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Separate fat-burning myths from truths and learn why exercising on an empty stomach might not be doing you any favors.


Strategy #4: Try Tabata Training

Tabata Training 101
This intense workout protocol will torch 13.5 calories per minute and double your metabolic rate for 30 minutes after you stop exercising!

Strategy #5: Clear Yourself of These Cardio Crimes

The 10 Worst Cardio Crimes
These common mistakes are zapping your calorie-burning potential. Are you guilty of any of them?

Strategy #6: Incorporate More Intervals

7 Good Reasons to Try Interval Training
Adding intervals to your regular cardio workout will burn more calories and more fat in less time. Here's how to do it.

Strategy #7: Pick Up a Kettlebell

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Discover how this full-body workout uses both anaerobic and aerobic energy systems to burn more calories per minute than any other form of exercise.

Strategy #8: Pull Out Your Jump Rope

Jumping Rope for Fitness
Just 10 minutes of jumping rope provides the same fitness benefits as a 30-minute run! 'Nuff said!


Strategy #9: Burn 20% More Calories When You Walk

Nordic Walking for Fitness and Fun
Change up your routine and boost your calorie burn by using this walking technique.


BONUS Strategy #10: Combine Cardio + Strength Training into One Workout
Our 28 Day Boot Camp workout DVD is the ultimate calorie burner!
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About The Author

Megan Patrick
Megan Patrick
Megan Lane Patrick has been a professional writer and editor for the past 16 years, and was a chronic dieter for at least 30. A combination of weight-loss surgery, mindful eating and daily exercise finally allowed her to maintain a weight loss of more than 100 pounds. When she's not lifting weights at the gym, you can find her walking shelter dogs as a volunteer for the SPCA.