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Boost Energy, Blast Fat, Fast!

Burn 130 calories (and boost your energy) in just 15 minutes with this fun, do-anywhere cardio express routine.

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Star Squat

Targets: Arms, abs, and legs

  • Stand with feet together, arms by sides. Squat low, placing palms on floor in front of feet, directly under shoulders.
  • Kick feet straight behind you, landing in push-up position (balancing on palms and toes, back flat, abs engaged).

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Speed Skater

Targets: Shoulders, back, abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides. Lunge left leg out to side, keeping right leg straight. With back flat, hinge forward from hips, reaching right arm to left toes, extending left arm behind you.
  • Staying crouched, hop left foot next to right, then switch sides, lunging right as you sweep left arm toward right foot and right arm behind you to complete one rep.
  • Do 20 reps.

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Lunge Kick

Targets: Abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides, elbows bent. Lunge forward with left leg while swinging right arm forward and left arm back.

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Knee-Up Jump Lunge

Targets: Abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides, elbows bent. Lunge back with right leg while swinging right arm forward and left arm back (like a runner).

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Sumo Kick

Targets: Abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, toes turned out slightly and elbows bent by sides, fists in front of chest.
  • Take a large step out to left with left foot and sink into a wide squat.

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anonymous wrote:

Intervals always burn more calories than a steady state of exercise.

10/4/2010 11:11:46 AM Report Abuse
jamie-fritz wrote:

The former, because you'll burn more calories because you exercise longer.

5/23/2010 07:55:41 PM Report Abuse
Rayfamily6 wrote:

What is better to burn fat the quickest, walking 5 miles 4-5 times/week or doing 30 minute intervals of walking 2 min. running 1 min. on the treadmill for 30 min. (this includes 5 min. warmup and 5 min. cool down) for 4-5 times/week?

2/9/2010 12:25:01 PM Report Abuse

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