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The Best Workouts to Burn Calories

Save Time, Burn Fat: One-Hour Workouts That Blast 600 Calories

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.

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Activity Description Calories Burned
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
Swimming Breaststroke 540 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.

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