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Burning lots of calories

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Does anyone know any exercises that burn lots of calories? Routines? Anything would help :)
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  • ImtheOnethatsCool
    ImtheOnethatsCool Posts: 212 Member
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    running
  • Mr_Knight
    Mr_Knight Posts: 9,532 Member
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    Running. Rope jumping is even better (assuming "Muhammed Ali" exertion level).

    If you could do, say, pushups/pullups/etc for a straight hour (literally no breaks), that would also burn a crap load of calories, on the same order as running.
  • supaflyrobby
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    Running is one of the best provided your lower extremities can handle to strain. If not, there are always the low impact machines that can burn a ton of calories also (elliptical, Cybex, Cross-trainers, etc).
  • DancingMoosie
    DancingMoosie Posts: 8,619 Member
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    Running is good, especially if you can do HIIT or hill intervals. I also like to do circuit training, either with a video like 30 Day Shred or Ripped in 30 or with weights/push-ups/pull-ups and running on incline. One of my favorite circuit routines is: 5 pull-ups, 10 deadlifts (this requires a bar and plates) or 3-4 pistol squats on each leg, 25 push-ups with feet on exercise ball, run 3 min on incline - repeat 3-5 sets.
  • BeachIron
    BeachIron Posts: 6,490 Member
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    Weighted sled, running, backpacking, cross country skiing
  • meshashesha2012
    meshashesha2012 Posts: 8,326 Member
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    running uphill witha weighted sledge, punching slabs of meat, sprinting on a beach

    basically anything from the training montages of a Rocky movie will burn a crap load of calories
  • PunkyRachel
    PunkyRachel Posts: 1,959 Member
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    Zumba! Easily burns 500-800 cals per hour.
  • kamyers1289
    kamyers1289 Posts: 129 Member
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    My personal faves:

    Swimming
    Running
    Hardcore vinyasa yoga
  • golfmanwl
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    Spin/cycle classes.
    I burn anywhere from 700-1000 calories in an hour.

    And as others said, running.
  • ImtheOnethatsCool
    ImtheOnethatsCool Posts: 212 Member
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    Zumba! Easily burns 500-800 cals per hour.

    that is unlikely
  • CCmomof5
    CCmomof5 Posts: 13 Member
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    Kickboxing
    HIIT
    Tabata-type training (when you're short on time, but need to burn lots of calories)

    I also agree with all those who mentioned running. Always good - especially with intervals.
  • lisalsd1
    lisalsd1 Posts: 1,520 Member
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    Do you go to a gym? Does it have an arc-trainer? I burn more cals on that than running on the treadmill.
  • jofjltncb6
    jofjltncb6 Posts: 34,415 Member
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    Move your body a lot...bonus, add weight to your body and move a lot.
  • DavPul
    DavPul Posts: 61,406 Member
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    Does anyone know any exercises that burn lots of calories? Routines? Anything would help :)

    Y?
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,413 MFP Moderator
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    Your metabolic rate burns the most calories.. But I agree with DavPul.. why? It's not about how many calories you burn as you really just need a deficit to lose weight. Cardio is good for the heart, weight training is good for you lean body mass and muscle retention.
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
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    zumba apparently. and swimming. loads.
  • geekyjock76
    geekyjock76 Posts: 2,720 Member
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    My favorite method is by simply eating 250 calories less than maintenance. Takes zero time, too.
  • PunkyRachel
    PunkyRachel Posts: 1,959 Member
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    Zumba! Easily burns 500-800 cals per hour.

    that is unlikely

    It's true. I do Zumba with a fitness tracker. I even did a research paper on Zumba fitness for a college class this semester. If you'd like to read it I'd gladly send it to ya.
  • PikaKnight
    PikaKnight Posts: 34,971 Member
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    Oh. Okay. Well, I guess I'll just settle in and prepare for a wave of "Why am I not losing" people logging 600+ cal burns for zumba. This will get interesting real fast.
  • Hauntinglyfit
    Hauntinglyfit Posts: 5,537 Member
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    my oven. lulzlulzlulz