Burn 300 Calories In 20 Minutes!

You have all the time you need (no matter how busy you are) to get in a great workout. All it takes is 20 minutes of hard work. Research has proven what I know from personal experience: you can accomplish your cardio workout goal in 20 minutes per session by increasing and varying the intensity.

It is called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It is the best way to burn fat in the shortest amount of time.
This training method is also used to increase speed and VO2 Max.

In my post on March 24, I talked about how I burned 300 calories in one 20 minute cardio workout. Pick your favorite cardio activity---treadmill, elliptical, stepper, bike, etc. and get after it. I prefer running outside because that forces me to generate all of the momentum and work against gravity and ground forces. The wind also plays a big part in making the workout tougher. When I'm feeling really good (or crazy!) I'll do this workout on stadium steps.

This type of intense cardio session will also raise your heartrate faster and keep your metabolism elevated longer after your workout. So, you will continue to burn more calories in the hours after your workout. And, you will also burn more subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.

HIIT your workout hard today!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
My Fitness Hut


  1. Hi Mark - I have used the HIT method of cardio training many times. It works, but it will test your definition of intensity. Keep the good stuff coming.

    Chris - Shoulder Performance & Rehab

  2. You are correct! It is a tough workout but well worth the short time spent!

  3. I'm doing the eliptical to keep my knees from snapping, lol. When I'm up to it, I'll try running probably, but after 15 years of being sedentary, I have to ease my body back into the swing of things, as it were.

    Question thought, HIIT is simply short bursts of high intensity, correct?

  4. Wayne, thanks for the visit! Yes, you are smart to ease back into working out. Also, try walking 20-30 minutes every day. An example of intervals would be to run 1 minute and walk 1-2 minutes. You would do this rotation for 20 minutes. You could do this same type rotation on a bike, treadmill, elliptical or swimming. Let me know how its going!


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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