Burn 300+ Calories in 30 Minutes With Cardio Workouts

Running outside this time of year can be rough, but the “dreadmill” isn’t your only option for Cardio exercise when the weather turns frightful. Today, we present workouts that help you to burn more than 300 calories in just 30 minutes –

1. Spinning

A vigorous workout on an indoor stationery bike blasts an average of 391 calories in 30 minutes.

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2. Snowshoeing

One study found that women burn approximately 375 calories in 30 minutes while snowshoeing at a 20-minute per mile pace, the equivalent of running 10-minute miles.

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3. Indoor Rowing

With a stroke that engages your legs, back, and arms, rowing uses 84 percent of your muscles for a full body workout that zaps an average of 316 calories in a half hour, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.

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4. ElliptiGO

You can torch more than 300-600 calories in just a half hour.

ElliptiGO

5. Cross Country Skiing

A true full-body workout, cross-country skiing challenges you to push and pull your body across the snow in one of two styles: classical or skate skiing. You’ll burn 300 calories in 30 minutes during a hearty workout of the classical Nordic style and more than 500 calories if you’re going all-out.

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6. Deep Water Running

Though it won’t feel as difficult as running on land, you’ll burn just as much fuel thanks to the natural resistance of the water, averaging 345 calories in a 30-minute workout.

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7. Zero Runner

You’ll burn approximately 100 calories per mile depending on your weight and activity level, which is similar to running,

Zero Runner

8. Cycling

You can toast 409-539 calories running between 7-9-minute miles or cycling between 16-20 mph.

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Source – Shape

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Useful Tips For Your First Zumba Classes

Like pretty much every type of workout you’ll ever try, Zumba is not for everyone. But, I do feel strongly that, if you’ve ever found yourself tapping your toes to a beat, you ought to at least give it a try. What do you have to lose?

Here are some useful tips that you must know before go to a Zumba Class

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1. There’s a wide variety of Zumba classes, so you can pick and choose one that appeals most to you.

Although it started out with mostly Latin or Latin-inspired music, you can now find classes that incorporate all kinds of danceable tunes.

2. The cuing might take some getting used to.

If you’re used to taking a class like step aerobics where the instructor calls out every move, you’ll probably find Zumba to be a bit different. Routines are based on the music rather than a set count, so you’ll do the same moves every time the chorus plays, with other moves taking place the rest of the song.

3. Some people will know the routines cold

People often become very attached to a specific class and teacher, so they know every routine as well as a Rockette. There might even be regulars who the instructor calls out by name to join her in leading certain routines. Don’t let this intimidate you! Remember, with a few classes under your belt, that could be you, too … if you want.

4. All kinds of people will show up

You’ll see ladies decked out in crop tops with Zumba logos and guys (yes, really!) who came straight from the weight room. Seniors in high school might find themselves next to seniors … in life. The diversity is part of what makes Zumba so great!

5. You’ll find yourself grinning like a fool.

The fun of these classes is infectious, and I have never left a class without smiling so big it hurt. People generally go in ready to have a good time and leave their self consciousness at the door, making it a safe space to really let loose in a way that feels good to you.

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6. The cuing might take some getting used to.

If you’re used to taking a class like step aerobics where the instructor calls out every move, you’ll probably find Zumba to be a bit different. Routines are based on the music rather than a set count, so you’ll do the same moves every time the chorus plays, with other moves taking place the rest of the song. And the instructor might or might not call things out — she might signal or clap instead, so, as you’re learning the moves, you’ll need to keep your eye on her as much as possible

7. People will “woot!”

It’s okay if you don’t want to — nobody is going to force you to hoot or holler or clap or anything. But know that it’s going to happen around you, so if you want to join in, go for it!

8. You’ll miss some steps … and you won’t be the only one

I’ve never been to a class where I’m the only one unfamiliar with the choreography. And, let’s be honest — sometimes, someone might be completely familiar with it, but just a little shaky with the execution. But you know what? That’s completely fine! The whole point is to go in, have a good time, and work up a sweat. You don’t have to be hitting all your marks on the beat to do that!

Original Article – fitbottomedgirls