Staying lean isn't as complicated as it may seem. To keep body fat low and showcase your hard-earned muscle, cardio and conditioning are a crucial part of your workout schedule. Most people know this, so it's not really life-changing news.
Unfortunately, even most fitness enthusiasts don't necessarily enjoy getting their heart rate up to maximum levels on a repeated basis. But there are ways to change that mentality.
"I might not love cardio, but I know it's essential," says fitness expert Cory Gregory. "I design my cardiovascular work much like I design my weightlifting workouts. I keep things interesting, fast-paced, and fun."
If you try any of Gregory's cardio workouts, you won't spend all day on the treadmill. Instead, you'll jump, sprint, and do high-rep exercises, jacking up your heart rate and accelerating fat loss.
Try out these five fat-torching workouts designed by Gregory. "These are pretty intense, so start with one per week," he says. "As you become more conditioned, do 2-3 per week. The trick to these workouts is to rest as little as possible. Break just long enough to control your heart rate, then go on to the next set!"