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If you're not used to bursts like these, Tumminello says, it's easy to pull a hamstring, halting your training -- and your results. The following 13 real women each lost more than pounds apiece. With each round of the exercise pair, the workout involves one fewer rep of each move -- moving from sets of six to five to four, and so forth, until the count reaches zero. She has appeared in Maxim magazine twice. Now imagine the same man eats a delivered pepperoni pizza that night -- though certainly an odd choice for an exerciser looking to melt fat -- with each slice coming in at calories.

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He suggests following these tips to start safely. Sprint on a hill. The impact on your joints is lower, Tumminello says, which can help you avoid injury. Live in a flat area with no hills? Instead of the drag race approach, begin your sprints by speeding up from a jog. At a local track, jog the curve, then sprint 10 to 20 yards of the straightaway. Continue interval sprinting in this way. To maximize benefit and lower injury risk, keep your sprints on the shorter side -- no more than 50 yards per sprint.

This will help you maintain a high intensity throughout, says Tumminello, and prevent your form from breaking down, which can lead to injury. To increase the overall results of your sprint workout, increase the number of sprints instead of going for long distances.

When you're starting out, perform a sprint workout just once per week -- you'll be surprised at how sore the workout makes you, even in the abdominals. Once you're used to the stimulus, Tumminello suggests bumping it up to only two sessions per week, mixed with other gym workouts.

Allow at least two days of recovery between sprint workouts. You don't have to run, bike or perform any traditional cardio exercise to get high-intensity, fat-burning training.

By pairing strength exercises that work opposing muscles, you can build muscle while keeping your heart rate high, maximizing fat loss. During the lunges, the arms and back rest, while the legs rest during the pull-ups.

Jack uses such exercise pairings to do escalating density training, an interval protocol with a built-in challenge. To try this challenge: Choose two exercises that use opposite movements or work completely different muscles -- pair a pushing exercise with a pulling exercise or a lower body move with an upper body move. As an example, consider a dumbbell bench press and an inverted row.

For each exercise, choose a weight with which you can perform 10 reps. Alternate between the exercises, performing just five reps of each move, with the rep weight, in each set. Rest as needed between sets and pairs so that you can complete each set of five without failing. As with cardio intervals, strength intervals like these won't work if your reps aren't high-intensity. Continue alternating between the exercises for a set time -- 10 or 15 minutes, for example -- keeping track of how many total sets you can do.

In following sessions, try to beat your score by finishing more sets in that time or by finishing the same number of sets but with tougher weights. Density training sessions are great to add to the end of a traditional strength training workout, Jack says. For a complete density training workout, he suggests performing multiple time blocks in the same session, using new exercise pairings for each. Other pairs he recommends include a goblet squat with a single-arm dumbbell row, a reverse lunge with pushups or pulldowns, deadlifts with dumbbell overhead presses or split squats with a rowing exercise.

Countdown workouts also use exercise pairs and are a motivating way to finish a workout, says Mike Wunsch, performance director at Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California.

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