Many of my friends ask me "How many times a week do you run? How many miles do you run?" in hopes that if they run the same amount they will lose weight. Honestly you don't need to spend countless hours doing cardio or run numerous miles a week to be fit. I run half and full marathons because I generally enjoy running. If you don't want to run a lot of miles, don't. Do sprint training instead.
One of the greatest things about sprint training is how it allows you to burn fat at a much higher rate after you are finished training. Sprinting is one of the most explosive and amazing workouts you could ever do.
If you can incorporate sprinting in your weekly workouts then you will:
*Burn fat rapidly
*Work your abs
*Increase your metabolic rate
*Build your legs and glutes
You only need to do sprints 2 to 3 times a week. Before you start sprinting, make sure you are warmed up by jogging around the track a few laps. If you are a beginner and 100 meter sprints seems daunting, run 40 yard sprints then work your way up. Sprint the distance of your choice and take a 1-2 minute walking break between sets.
Last week I took my workout to the track which only took me about 30 minutes to complete. The next day my abs, quads and back were sore!!
Stairs *15 Minutes
Track *10 100 Meter sprints