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Fitness

Our Best Cardio Workouts

Burn calories and blast fat fast with the best cardio workouts on the treadmill, elliptical, or bike -- or using no equipment at all!
The Ultimate Lunch-Hour Cardio Workout

Hit the treadmill for a 10-minute interval pyramid to kick-start the fat burning and keep it humming. You'll alternate 1 minute at a steady pace with varying 1-minute bursts. (The plan also works for the elliptical or stairclimber.) Do the highest level you can.

Beginner  
Minute MPH
1 3.0
2 4.0
3 3.0
4 4.5
5 3.0
6 5.0
7 3.0
8 4.5
9 3.0
10 4.0
Calories burned = 50

Intermediate  
Minute MPH
1 4.0
2 5.0
3 4.0
4 6.0
5 4.0
6 7.0
7 4.0
8 6.0
9 4.0
10 5.0
Calories burned = 77

Advanced  
Minute MPH
1 5.0
2 6.0
3 5.0
4 7.0
5 5.0
6 8.0
7 5.0
8 7.0
9 5.0
10 6.0
Calories burned = 103

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