Which Workouts Burn the Most Calories?

Five Workouts That Burn Massive Calories

Are you working out but still not losing weight? You may not be doing exercises that impact your body hard enough to lose those pesky calories.

From jumping rope to rowing, below are some of the best workouts we could find to burn calories while offering your body a hard workout at the same time.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start working out!

#1. Fast Running

Running is one of the easiest exercises you can do, either in your home, out on the street, or in your local gym. Fitness expert Chris Ryan estimated that running at eight mph for an hour can help you burn nearly 1,074 calories in a single hour in a 200-pound person. Plus, running exercising a large number of muscles in your body including your quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, abs, glutes, peroneals, and more.

The best way to do this exercise is to do short sprints, 10 to 20 seconds apart, instead of running quickly for too long, which may deplete your stamina. If you are looking to increase your workout, even more, consider running while wearing a weighted vest.

#2. Jumping Rope

Jumping rope is one of the oldest exercises in history. There is a reason why used by some of the greatest boxers to have ever lived. It’s so common in boxing exercises because it helps train footwork and improve cardiovascular health. However, at the same time, jumping rope can burn up to 1,074 an hour, which helps out the whole body.

Even only a few minutes of jumping rope can get your lungs pumping and heart racing. This exercise targets your abs, deltoids, forearms, gastrocnemius, hamstrings, quadriceps, and glutes. It can also improve balance and hand-eye coordination. The best way to incorporate this workout into your exercise routine is to do it in intervals. For example, jump rope for 100 swings and then walk around for 60 seconds, and repeat.

#3. Taekwondo

Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts exercises that burn hundreds of calories. In fact, it can burn up to 940 calories an hour in a 200-pound person. Originating in Korea, Taekwondo is very similar to boxing and wrestling and has been around for over 2,000 years.

The basis of taekwondo is to do it with another person who tries to catch you with your guard down and weaken you. Taekwondo focuses on power, speed, reaction time, concentration, and breathing to help transform your body and mind into a single weapon. This sort of exercise helps to build muscle in your entire body from your arms and legs to your abs. Other benefits include increased flexibility, greater stamina, and anxiety relief.

However, since this exercise has such intensity, it’s hard not to need to rest between movements. In order to burn the most calories as possible, it’s important to keep your rest period to a minimum.

#4. High-Intensity Swimming

Swimming is a general sport that can help burn calories, no matter what age you are. However, high-intensity swimming is a more active version of the exercise. It can burn up to 892 calories in a 200-pound person. The one key factor that makes the exercise burn so many calories is the amount of resistance in the water. Swimming can also help you build up the muscles in your arms, upper body, legs, and hips. Additionally, it offers therapeutic, strength, and cardio benefits.

Additionally, the pool keeps your body colder, so you burn calories just trying to keep yourself warm. You can add even more resistance exercising by wearing resistance gloves or avoid using your legs.

#5. High-Impact Aerobics

High-intensity aerobics can help you burn calories and tone muscle in your body. The exercise movements challenge your muscles and body as a whole in a controlled routine. The exercises that high-impact aerobics most commonly refers to include jumping jacks, hopping movements, dancing, and other movements that get your feet up off the floor. A 200-pound person doing high impact aerobics for an hour would burn an average of 672 calories.

However, you can add even more intensity to your workout by adding weights and strategically working large muscle groups in your body, such as your check, glutes, and back. At the same time, it’s important to remember that even though it’s high intensity, a short workout consists of at least 20 to 30 minutes.

The Bottom Line

Losing weight is a common goal of many people. By trying out exercises that burn the most calories, you can ensure that you stay on track while trying to meet your fitness goals. Go for a run, jump rope, take up taekwondo, go for a swim, or head to an aerobics class. The most important thing is that you remain consistent. Don’t give up and keep on burning those calories!

Author Profile: Mike Jones

Mike Jones is working out 3-times a week. His fitness journey started with a few runs in the park then moved to spinning. He got the chance to try different classes at his local gym and discovered he enjoyed diversity. Because of this hobby, Mike decided to start a side project, www.defendyourhealthcare.us.

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