Six Tricks to Double Your Calorie Burn

                                             A plateau is a lovely thing when you get
                                             to it after hiking all day.  It's not when
                                             describing your fitness efforts!

                                             Plateauing means that despite
                                             dragging your body to the gym every
                                             day, it's gone into slacker mode. Your
                                             weight won't budge, your muscles go on
                                             hiatus.

                                             Enter
The Hollywood Trainer   Jeanette
                                             Jenkins, with jumper cables.
                                
"People get into an exercise rut," says Jenkins, whose students have
included Queen Latifah and Christina Applegate.

"You can go to the gym for 30 minutes and burn 300 calories. Or, you can
go and burn 600. You can literally double the amount."

Here, she shows six ways to do that - techniques she perfected for her
new super fat-blaster DVD, "Bikini Boot Camp." "In my other DVDs, even I
dilly dallied - I put down the weights, took a little breather. But on this one,
there's not a moment to think about resting. It's boom, boom, boom,
next, next, next. We maximized the calorie burn for the time spent. And
you can definitely do that with your own workout."

1. Combine upper and lower body: For example, instead of standing
there doing biceps curls with dumbbells, add simultaneous stationary
lunges.

2. Shuffle with your walk: During a 30-minute power walk, include 5
intervals of side shuffles lasting 60 seconds to 2 minutes each.

3. Insert cardio blasts: Instead of resting or texting between sets on the
weight machines, do 25 to 30 jumping jacks, alternating knee lifts, or front
kicks.   

4. Wear a weighted vest: This will double your burn while walking, hiking,
running, or taking a cardio class.  

5. Do drop sets: For weight training,
start off each set with the heaviest amount
you can lift for 10 to 15 reps; then drop
the weight 50 percent and continue to 25
reps.

6. Bump up your weights: While taking
a sculpting class, push yourself to use 2 to
3 pounds more than you normally would.
It will make an incredible difference.


Source (includes a great video)





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