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