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Which Exercise Burns the Most Calories?

Which Exercise Burns the Most Calories?

Looking to burn off those extra calories? Exercise is an important part of anyone’s plan to get fit and healthy, but figuring out how best to spend your time at the gym or even at home can be a challenge. If you’re like most people, you have a limited amount of time during the day to devote to exercising, so make the most of it with these top workouts.

These estimates are based on a 155-pound person.

  • Sprinting: Run at 7.5 miles an hour and you’ll burn 465 calories in just 30 minutes! Alternate between a fast as you can go for 2 minutes and then a minute of jogging.
  • Tabata: Just about any move can be made into a Tabata routine, which involves 20 seconds of an all-out pace and then 10 seconds of recovery. Do this eight times and you can burn an average of 15 calories a minute or 450 in 30 minutes!
  • Climbing: Get outside and go on an adventure! Rock climbing works every muscle in your body and you could burn 409 calories in just 30 minutes while having the time of your life.
  • Swimming: Depending on the speed you go, you can burn up to 372 calories in just 30 minutes with the breast stroke. Do the butterfly stroke and burn up to 409 calories in the same amount of time!
  • Jogging: Jog at about six miles per hour and you’ll be on track to burn 372 calories in about 30 minutes. That’s an easy way to enjoy the latest songs as you get woken up for the day or wind down in the evening.
  • Jumping Rope: Not a fan of jogging? Try a session of rope jumping and you’ll burn the same amount, 372 calories, in just half and hour.
  • Rowing: Jump on that row machine or perhaps paddle out to the water and you’ll burn 316 calories in only half an hour of this fun move.
  • Cross-Country Skiing: No mountain is needed for this flat land workout. You can burn up to 298 calories in just half an hour around your neighborhood or favorite park trail.

Another great way to burn extra calories is to do your workout on an incline. Whether you’re walking, running, or biking, you’ll burn an additional 10% of the standard calories for each degree of incline. That’s a great way to boost your workout.