Running is not for everybody. Some of us like to run and enjoy running every day to keep healthy and fit. However, there are people who find running to be quite boring and are in the search of something more fun than running in order to burn more calories. For that reason, we’ve prepared several workouts that are not as dreadful as running, but still they will help you burn more calories than running. Check them out.
1. Kettlebells can be a game-changing tool in your workout
—if you know how to do them. Kettlebell swings are very simple yet highly effective exercise in your workout routines. A study has showed that you can burn up to 20 calories per minute. The kettlebell swing works you so hard because it’s not a movement you’re used to, Dan John, a strength coach in Salt Lake City was quoted as saying “You’re not super efficient at it, which taxes your body”
2. Indoor Rowing: Rowing burns an insane amount of calories.
Per hour, you can burn up to 682! Rowing is one of the most intense, and effective exercises you can add to your routine.
3. Burpees are great for reducing excess body fat.
The American College of Sports Medicine found that a 180 pound man could burn almost 1.5 calories per burpee. Those numbers only get better when you ramp up the number of burpees you do in a short time. Try for 10 burpees in 60 seconds.
4. AirDyne bike sprints:
You probably never heard of it, but this exercise can actually burn up to 87 calories in just one minute time. Well, that’s brilliant, isn’t it? You are probably wondering how is that possible, right? Well, the key is to give all you have in those 60 seconds.
5. Jumping rope:
It’s quick (this routine takes just 15 minutes), it’s powerful (it burns up to 13 calories a minute), and it’s portable (stash it in your suitcase along with these other Lightweight Workout Tools to Pack When You Travel). Plus, it helps you strengthening your legs, butt, shoulders, and arms. And it doesn’t take long to reap major rewards. You can burn more than 200 calories in two, 10-minute sessions each day (that’s 1,000 calories a week)!
6. Fat-Tire Biking:
Is really fun and unique way of exercising. You can burn up to 1500 calories per hour, or 25 calories per minute, while pedaling the heavy, monster bikes riding
off-road. Mike Curak, who is a record breaker for the 1000 mile Iditasport Impossible says that this is hell of an exercise. However, you definitely need to check this out before you start doing it as it depends on your fitness and strength level and skill. It’s definitely a bad ass workout but you definitely need a reality check first.