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Cardio Workout 1: 20-Minute Circuit

Calorie Crunchers
Yeah, yeah — you’ve heard it before: You have to hustle to cut the flab. Here’s incentive to love, not loathe, those speed bursts: “Studies show you can net nine times the fat loss by doing intervals rather than keeping a steady pace,” Schoenfeld says. Do three of these workouts a week — stick with one or mix it up — to get lean.

20-Minute Circuit
This series of one-minute PE classics packs almost the calorie burn of Spinning — ideal for living-room exercisers.

  • March in place for 3 minutes (360 steps)
  • 60 Jumping Jacks
  • March 1 minute (120 steps)
  • 60 Jumping Jacks
  • March 1 minute
  • 30 Squat-Thrusts*
  • March 1 minute
  • 30 Squat-Thrusts
  • March 1 minute
  • 30 Squat-Thrusts
  • March 1 minute
  • 30 Squat-Thrusts
  • March 1 minute
  • 60 Jumping Jacks
  • March 1 minute
  • 60 Jumping Jacks
  • March in place 2 minutes to cool down

CALORIES BURNED: 145 (Calorie burns are based on a 140-pound woman)

*From standing, crouch down, place palms on floor, jump legs back into full push-up position, then jump legs back to crouch pose and stand up. Repeat.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/lose-weight/total-body/2009-drop-a-jeans-size-workout/?page=12

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