Plyometric Interval Cardio Fat Burner Circuit

Plyometric interval cardio is very intense exercise and burns fat like crazy. You will never be bored and your body will shape up like never before......

Power, or speed strength (how fast your muscles can produce force) is one of the best ways to improve your workout efficiency (do more work in less time). To do this, you need to workout faster to retrain your neuromuscular system.

4 reasons to do high intensity plyometric interval cardio training (HIIT):

1) significantly boost your metabolism--during and after exercise,

2) you will have less muscle mass loss,

3) you will develop a faster rate of body fat-to-energy conversion and

4) you will significantly increase your VO2 Max capacity.

Plyometric interval cardio can also help you break through a weight loss plateau. All of the early success associated with starting an exercise program can send you into a tailspin when you reach a plateau. You become frustrated and wonder "what am I doing wrong?" You probably just need to change up your exercise routine and you'll be okay.

Long, slow cardio sessions wastes time and your precious muscle mass also wastes away!  Anaerobic cardio sessions, like plyometric cardio and sprint interval cardio, have been proven to give superior heart-health and fat-burn. So, stop wasting your time and start building your lean, mean fat-burning machine. Devote more time to strength training and less time to cardio. That way, you will build more muscle mass and speed up your metabolism.

There are many ways to change up an exercise routine----do new exercises, adjust the intensity, adjust the amount of weight, adjust the repetitions/sets, etc. One of the best ways to get you "out of your exercise funk" is to add some power exercises to your cardio routine. Shorter, more intense workouts (weight training or cardio) will give you more fat loss gains.

If you can't do plyometric cardio intervals just yet, start with fast-walking cardio intervals, work up to jogging intervals and then fast paced cardio intervals.

Here's an example: instead of doing cardio on the elliptical machine, do your plyometric interval cardio with a pair of power exercises. All it takes is 20 intense minutes. It can go something like this:
  • Full speed squat jumps, 30 seconds
  • Walk for 1 minute
  • Full speed side-to-side cone hops, 30 seconds 
  • Walk for 1 minute
Just do this rotation for 20 minutes and you have a very intense interval cardio workout!  And, on your weight training days, you could mix in some power medicine ball exercises.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
My Fitness Hut


About Mark

Hi, I'm Mark Dilworth, Nutritionist, Dietary Strategies Specialist, Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist and Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.