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If you want to get in a real calorie burn — we’re talking heart rate up, sweat dripping down your face, pushing yourself to your limits — then look no further than these YouTube workouts. Most are high-intensity and can be performed at home with minimal equipment, with the exception of a treadmill workout (did someone say sprints?) and some workouts with weights (holy muscle fatigue!).
Most of these workouts are 30 to 60 minutes, and you’ll definitely get a bang for your buck. Although the calorie counts are listed in each workout, please note that every person is different and burns calories at different rates. It all depends on your metabolic rate, and even smart watches and heart-rate monitors aren’t 100 percent accurate when tracking your workouts. But doing a HIIT workout, which entails bursts of exercise at a high intensity followed by a period of rest, will torch calories and trigger the afterburn effect where your body continues to burn calories after the workout (it’s minimal and only lasts a few hours, but it’s more than the calories you burn watching Netflix on the couch!).
If you’re looking to rev up the calorie burn in your workouts to meet your weight-loss goals, challenge yourself, or just to get a hefty dose of endorphins, look through these eight YouTube workouts — and be prepared to sweat!