Best Cardio Workouts for
Maximum Weight Loss

If you want to lose more weight, here are two of the best cardio workouts you can integrate in your workout regimen. With the help of a calorie deficit in your diet, these cardio workouts aim to turn your body into a calorie burning machine.

The simple formula to losing weight is simple:

Calories in should be less than calories out

This is what I call a calorie deficit. To create a deficit, your main focus on minimizing calories in while maximizing the calories out. Find a way to eat less that you can be comfortable with in the long run and at the same time get consistent and progressive with your workouts.

...This is where cardio workouts come in. here are the best cardio workouts based on experience and research:

Interval Training Cardio Workouts

Interval training is a fun yet challenging way to burn body fat quickly and is much better than doing steady state cardio if you want to save time and lose weight.

The proof

A 2008 study published in the journal of obesity revealed that women who did 20 minutes of interval training, 3 days a week, lost an average of 6 pounds over 15 weeks (with no change to their diet).

How to make it work for you

Choose any cardio machine which you like, or take your workout outside and do 3 cardio interval training sessions a week. Cardio interval training is simple to do. Have a look at my post on HIIT cardio workouts for instructions on how to do interval training.

Jump Rope Workouts

All you need to get fit, healthier and burn calories is a jumping rope.

The proof

A recent study showed that jumping rope is the best exercise to increase bone density and strength. Research also showed that jumping rope is as effective as running for losing weight.

How to make it work for you

Invest in a speed rope, which is one of the best types of skipping ropes. Then designate a space in your home or outdoors for skipping and commit to skipping for at least 5 minutes a day or after your workouts. Have a look at my post about jump rope workouts for instructions on how to skip rope.

The Reason

The reason I chose such cardio styles is because for one interval training and jump rope can be done outside of the gym or while you’re travelling, making such styles flexible. Remember to increase intensity according to your fitness level.

"Maximum results come from progressive and consistent training."

Another thing: if done correctly and progressively you can maximize fat burn compared to no cardio and save time compared to steady state cardio.

Speaking of doing cardio for maximum results, here are things you should remember:

  • In order for your cardio workouts to be successful, it needs to be intense. That way you’ll burn more calories and get leaner sooner.
  • Vary the type of cardio that you do. To prevent your body from experiencing a weight loss plateau (where it is difficult to lose more weight), mix up your cardio workouts. Interval training can come in various forms like circuit training, treadmill etc. Remember to alternate between steady efforts with short sudden bursts.
  • For weight loss, follow a calorie controlled diet. Depending on cardio alone won’t get you the results you deserve. Combining effective eating habits and workout styles helps you achieve your goals sooner.
  • Make sure that you adequately stay hydrated. You need to drink at least 2 liters of water a day to prevent dehydration and to effectively metabolize fat.

Combined with progressive workouts and a calorie deficit diet, you can burn more fat with the best cardio workouts mentioned. If you want to save time researching and creating your own cardio workout, get a program that will help you start integrating cardio in your weight loss arsenal like Visual Impact Cardio.

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