From skincare hacks to nightly rituals, we’re all for being diligent and efficient with our time—this includes getting the most out of our workouts. To find out the exercises that quickly burn calories, we tapped one of Kourt’s trainers, Amanda Lee, for her expert insight. “These moves and HIIT exercises are super effective because they raise your resting metabolic rate for 24 hours, so your body continues to burn fat after you do them. Also, they burn the maximum number of calories in the shortest period of time.” Count us in. Learn the cardio rotation you can do at home below.
In/Out Jump Squats
The Move: Burpees
How to: Jump straight up into the air, reaching your arms up. Squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you. Jump both feet back so that you are now in plank position. Jump your feet back in toward your hands. Jump into the air again, reaching your arms straight up. Repeat for 10 reps.
The Move: In/Out Jump Squats
How to: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Squat down, then jump off the floor, staying low, landing with your feet together. Jump again, this time bringing feet back to hip-width apart. Continue alternating both positions. Repeat for 20 reps.
The Move: Jumping Lunges
How to: Start in a lunge position. Jump up and switch your legs in midair so that you land in a lunge with your opposite leg in front. Continue jumping back and forth, alternating legs, pausing as little as possible. Repeat for 12 reps.
The Move: Ski Jumps
How to: Start in a curtsy lunge position. Jump to your side, switching legs midair as you go. Lower back into a curtsy lunge position on the opposite side, then jump back in the opposite direction, switching legs again. Repeat for 12 reps.