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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!
women walking on treadmills in the gym Burn 2,000 Calories on the Treadmill

Stay slim on your treadmill all season with this 7-day plan from Jenny Hadfield, author of Running for Mortals.

Monday
Power walk: 30 minutes
Strength-train: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Tuesday
Warm up: Walk easily, then briskly: 3 minutes
Power walk: 2 minutes
Run fast (but don't sprint): 2 minutes
Repeat Steps 1 & 2: 10 times
Cool down: Walk easily: 2 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Wednesday
Warm up: Walk easily: 5 minutes
Do your favorite strength-training move: 12 reps
Power walk at 4% to 6% incline: 3 minutes
Repeat Steps 1 & 2: 6 times
Cool down: Walk easily: 5 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Thursday
Warm up: Walk easily, then briskly: 3 minutes
Power walk: 2 minutes
Run fast (but don't sprint): 2 minutes
Repeat Steps 1 & 2: 6 times
Cool down: Walk easily: 3 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Friday
Repeat Monday's routine

Saturday
Warm up: Walk easily, then briskly: 5 minutes
Power walk: 2 minutes
Run fast (but don't sprint): 4 minutes
Repeat Steps 1 & 2: 6 times
Cool Down: Walk easily: 4 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Sunday
Rest

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