Between class and a social life, I know you don't have the time to devote to hours on the treadmill--frankly, you should forget about the treadmill completely and opt for this optimal way to burn fat instead.
Steady state cardio, like on the treadmill and elliptical have a time and place. But for efficiency in fat loss, I have a way to achieve killer results in 5 min that you're going to love.
I'm going to give you two options here: one for the gym and one at when all you have is your bodyweight.
Campus babe, meet metabolic conditioning, or as I like to call these...finishers.
Your finisher is what you do at the end of your strength training workout. The goal of these finishers is to work as hard as you can with proper form for the allotted amount of time. Give max effort!
Finisher #1 (gym)
Set a timer and complete as many rounds as possible in 5 min with proper form.
- 10 med ball slams
- 10 burpees
- 15 rope slams
Finisher #2 (no gym)
Set a timer for 5 min and complete as many rounds as possible with proper form.
- 10 jump squats
- 20 mountain climbers
- 10 skiers each leg