As far as workouts go, we all know that our hearts need to pump fast in order to burn some serious calories. If you’re not sweating, you’re not burning. So here are some workouts that will help you burn calories like there’s no tomorrow.
Jump Rope, 1,074 Calories
Jump rope for a few minutes and you’ll feel your heart racing and your lungs burning. It’s a major sweat fest and lots of people are turning to this intense yet simple workout to burn shred the extra pounds. You can actually burn about 1,074 calories if you do this for an hour. But make sure to do 100 reps and then walk in place for 60 seconds before continuing or you’ll burn out.
Taekwondo, 937 Calories
This self-defense exercise turns the mind and body into a powerful weapon. But as far as exercise goes, it also packs a calorie-burning punch that helps get rid of about 937 calories per hour on an average 200-pound person.
Tennis, 728 Calories
The spurts of running and various quick body movements require rapid acceleration and deceleration. In fact, you’ll probably find yourself winded after the first five minutes. So, embrace your inner Serena Williams and burn about 728 calories per hour for a 200-pound person.
Vigorous Swimming, 892 Calories
You get a fine balance of cardio and strength exercises, and if you swim vigorously, you’ll burn up to 892 calories per hour for a 200-pound person. Best of all, you can lose weight simply by being in the water. You see, the average pool is about 80 degrees, so your body will burn calories trying to raise your temperature to your regular 98.6 core temp. Who knew keeping warm could help you get fit?
Running Up The Stairs, 819 Calories
Improve your cardiovascular fitness and build muscles by running up the stairs. You can burn about 819 calories per hours for a 200-pound person. The number of steps, their height, and your speed will all factor into the number of calories you burn, so if you’re looking to burn like a mofo, you better go at full speed.
Fast-Paced Running, 1,074 Calories
You don’t need a gym or any kind of equipment to run. If you do it for an hour at 8 mph, you’ll burn about 1,074 calories for a 200-pound person. But you’ll have to sprint for about 10-20 seconds and then jog or walk for 60 seconds to help you burn calories, and repeat the whole thing.
Basketball, 728 Calories
There’s plenty of sprinting, squatting, lunging, running, and jumping from one side of the court to the other in order to score. But you’ll rarely get a break and that’s good because you get to burn tons of energy and up to 728 calories an hour for a 200-pound person. Now that’s intense!
Backpacking, 637 Calories
Hike in the great outdoors with added weight on your back. This will help you strengthen the muscles in your upper and lower body. You also burn about 637 calories for a 200-pound individual. But you can burn more by increasing the weight you’re carrying or picking a more challenging terrain.