What Exercises Burn The Most Calories (6 Of The Best)

What Exercises Burn The Most Calories


Exercises you can do at home, in a hotel and anywhere that burn major calories in a short amount of time. The numbers provided are estimates, for a more accurate calorie burn you can use a fitness tracker.

1. Burpees

This full body cardio exercise will burn some major calories in a short amount of time. Aim for 12 to 15 burpees . The burpee is best combined with other exercises in a circuit style workout which makes it a more convenient to complete rather than doing a large number of burpees in one go.

2. Jump Rope

Jump Rope can burn 10 or more calories per minute on average The amount you actually burn will depend on your start weight, age, nutrition and the speed at which you jump. For an intense cardio workout aim for 2 rpm per second.

10 Minutes of Jump Rope on average  burns 125 calories

20 Minutes of Jump Rope on average burns  250 calories

30 Minutes of Jump Rope on average burns 375 calories

3. Stair Running

Running up the stairs for 15 minutes will on average burn 128 calories.

4. Tabata

Tabata which is a type of High Intensity  (HIIT) workout can burn on average 13 to 15 calories per minute. A tabata style circuit consists of 5 minutes, made up of 4 exercises and 1 minute rest. 

5. Strength Training

With strength training on average you can burn 225 calories per 30 minutes by lifting weights. Ensure the weight is heavy enough to challenge the muscles. This allows for fat burn and building lean muscle at the same time.

6. Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a full body exercise which according to a study at Winconsin university can burn over 20 calories a minute.

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