Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Top 10 - Calorie burning exercises

Want noticeable results fast? Here are the exercises that burn the most calories per hour.

1. Spinning

Spinning on a stationary bicycle literally torches calories -- an average 130-pound woman can easily burn 681 calories in an hour. Bonus: It's also low-impact, meaning it won't put pressure on knees and joints as running and many other aerobic exercises do.

2. Rollerblading

Put on your rollerblades and go for a glide! Inline-skating as a form of exercise is a lot of fun and it also melts as many as 743 calories in an hour.

3. Running

Running is one of the most popular calorie-burning exercises. If you run at 12 minutes per mile, you can burn 495 calories per hour. Up your pace to 7 minutes per mile, and you can blast a whopping 867 calories per hour!

4. Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a full-body sport that works every major muscle in your body and burns serious calories -- about 619 calories in 60 minutes for a 130-pound woman.

5. Squash

With squash, you'll get an excellent stop-and-start cardiovascular workout, challenge your co-ordination skills and burn an astounding 743 calories per hour.

6. Jumping rope

Jumping rope is an inexpensive, portable and effective way to burn major calories -- we're talking 619 calories per hour.

7. Swimming

Swimming laps in the pool not only tones up your arms and legs as well as gives your heart a good workout, it also burns 433 to 681 calories per hour.

8. Rock climbing

Rock climbing is a challenging exercise that provides a total body workout -- you'll burn about 681 calories ascending and 495 calories rappelling per hour.

9. Step aerobics

Step aerobics involves stepping up and down onto an elevated platform. It may sound easy but don't underestimate the calorie-burning potential of this exercise -- a 130-pound woman can easily blast 526 to 619 calories in 60 minutes.

10. Rowing

The rowing machine is an effective calorie buster that really works your arms, legs and core -- you'll burn 433 calories to 526 calories per hour, depending on the intensity of your workout.


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