Calories in, calories out. Simple enough ratio to burn fat? Only if you know exactly how many calories are actually going out. Pace, duration, and your weight all play a part in your grand total, but we've got some rough estimates on the most efficient calorie-cutting exercises and just how much they cut per hour. The highest will take off almost 600 calories from your day, and that's a whole lot of peppermint bark.
|Rowing||Moderate stationary||400 calories|
|Cross-Country Skiing||Moderate||432 calories|
|Circuit Training||Difficult||432 calories|
|Mountain Biking||Moderate||459 calories|
|Elliptical Training||Moderate with intervals||486 calories|
|Cardio Kick Boxing||Turbo||597 calories|
*Walking speed is approximately 4 mph, running speed is approximately 5 mph, biking speed is approximately 13 mph. Calculations based on a 130-pound woman.