Working out is tough, especially when you’d rather be doing anything else. Knowing which exercises to try when you don’t know where to start can be overwhelming. You want a fitness routine that works — and one that won’t take hours to finish. You’re in luck — these exercises burn a ton of calories — and it doesn’t take very long to do so. You can do them inside, outside, or at the gym — just be prepared to sweat, because you’re going to be torching calories like you never have before.
1. Jumping rope, 135 calories in 10 minutes
Calories burned: A 150-pound person can burn 135 calories in 10 minutes.
Though it might look effortless, jumping rope is anything but — as evidenced by the number of calories you can burn in just 10 minute intervals. Try this workout for 10 straight minutes for a pure burn (you’ll definitely feel it in your arms!). Prepare for single and double jumps, side-to-sides, and plenty of running in place. The upside? You’ll burn up to 135 calories in a very short amount of time.
Next: A few laps across the pool can really pay off.