You will burn more butt fat, body fat and tone your body faster by running on the ground. You don’t need a treadmill or elliptical machine to do cardio! Have you ever tried doing 20 minutes of running intervals on grass? You should. If you get through one week (3 sessions) of these cardio intervals, you will see the results!
When you have a choice, run outside on grass, sand, etc. (not pavement, asphalt or other hard surface). Why? Because its tougher—you have to supply all the momentum and force with no help from machines!
Doing this type of cardio will burn more calories and fat during and after your workout. Exercise Post-Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) causes your body to burn more calories and fat after a tough workout. Your body has to work harder to get back to its pre-exercise state.
Research says that you will burn 10% more calories by running on the ground. I believe its probably more when you figure in wind resistance and natural land inclines.
Running outside is definitely my first choice and sprint intervals (20 minutes in some form) is the cardio workout I do the most. It works—much better than cardio on machines!
Another effective form of cardio exercise is bodyweight cardio. Pick strength exercises like squats, step ups, squat jumps, pushups and planks and do 20 minutes of cardio. You get both strength and cardio benefits.
Ditch the machines and do tougher, more effective cardio on the ground! The body fat will melt off!
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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Her Fitness Hut