Which Exercises Burn the Most Calories?

A lot of people have a misconception that exercise has to be unpleasant to be effective. This idea is only true if you are doing exercises that you hate.
 
Running long distances is not for everyone, and thankfully so, since it’s not the only way to lose weight fast!
So sit back and get ready to learn about the awesome variety of exercises on our list of highest calorie burners!
 
Surely you will find something to pique your interest. There is a high calorie burning exercise for everyone!

 

#1 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT Workouts)

If you want to burn a large amount of calories in a short amount of time then HIIT is for you.

It only takes 15 minutes out of your day to fit in a HIIT workout. A good example of a HIIT workout would be to do 30 seconds of running at full speed then do 30 seconds of push-ups and then take a 30 second break before continuing on to the next set. You do not need to sprint or do push-ups those are just examples that you can substitute for your favorite exercises.

HITT: 30 seconds of pushups + 30 seconds of running then pause

HITT: 30 seconds of pushups + 30 seconds of running at full speed then pause

The 2:1 ratio created by the sequences above guarantees that you will burn a ton of calories. In addition to calorie burning, this exercise is extremely beneficial for heart health since you are pushing yourself so hard and increasing your pulse rate significantly.

 

#2 Kettlebell Workouts

Kettlebells give you the option to exercise in your own home, but most gyms carry kettlebells if you don’t feel like purchasing your own. Kettlebells are inexpensive and can be found for around thirty dollars for a 15lb kettlebell. The cost of the kettlebell will depend on how much it weighs.

Kettlebell

Twenty minutes of a kettlebell workout can burn off an entire McDonald’s cheeseburger!

You can find an endless amount of kettlebell exercises online that will work out muscles that are typically by most other exercises.

Twenty minutes of a kettlebell workout can burn off an entire McDonald’s cheeseburger! That’s right, a McDonald’s cheeseburger is 290 calories, and 20 minutes with your kettlebell will burn around 300 calories.

 

#3 Kickboxing Sessions

Kickboxing is a great way to relieve any stress or aggression while working on building a strong core.
One kickboxing session either in class or on a home video can burn anywhere from 350 to 450 calories.

 

#4 Skipping or Jumping Rope

There are dozens of inexpensive jump ropes which are specially made for exercise. Skipping or jumping rope are fun ways to get in shape and you can do them right from your driveway!
Skipping or jumping rope for one hour can burn 750 calories.
With skipping or jumping rope you can make the exercises fun by jumping on one foot, alternating feet and crossing feet.

 

#5 Lap Swimming

Swimming is a fun way to mix up your exercise routine and keep things from getting boring! Additionally, you can burn up to 700 calories per hour while swimming.
Swimming is gentle on your joints, which makes it great for elderly individuals or for people who have been sedentary for a long time.

#6 Biking

Biking is a fun way to get exercise and you will barely notice that you are exercising!
If you live in a city that is bike accessible you should consider riding your bike next time you need to run a quick errand or meet a friend for lunch. If you don’t own a bike either purchase one or join a gym if you don’t mind sedentary cycling.

 

#7 Going for a Walk

Walking is the best exercise for beginners. It is low impact and you can go at your own pace. It is also much easier on your joints than running or kickboxing. It is the best exercise for people with joint problems.
If you are not experiencing joint issues consider going for a hike or a power walk to burn even more calories!

Joseph G. Grossman

I train hard (lift weights + cardio) and try to eat right!

I enjoy reading about improving my physique and write about muscle building, shredding fat and supplements that give you that little edge over your competitors.

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