The Best Place for Burning Fat?

Date:03-06-2013 15:50:06 read:0

Sandblast your body.

For a better workout, hit the beach. Sand may be the best training surface, according to a new Italian study.

Researchers had soccer players sprint on sand, grass, and artificial turf, and discovered that the sand surface led to greater power output and caloric burn. It also had less impact on the players’ joints.

Why? “On sand, your foot slips and sinks,” says study author Paolo Gaudino, Ph.D. (c), M.S. “This forces your lower-leg muscles to do more work.” Also, sand absorbs virtually all the force you apply with your feet, compared to a more solid surface like concrete, hardwood, or grass.

To find out just how hard exercising on sand is, try doing 60 seconds of burpees the next time you hit the beach. For more sand workout tips, discover how to Create Your Own Outdoor Gym.

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