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Which Cardio Burns More Calories?

What Are the Best Calorie-Burning Exercises?

Do you know which workouts offer the most calorie-burning bang for your buck? Take this quiz to find out.

*Calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

What Are the Best Calorie-Burning Exercises?

Done at a moderate pace, which exercise burns the most calories?

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anonyUS anonyUS 4 years
The best way to burn more calories is to WORK HARDER! But, there are ways to help yourself in this! Take a look at the information regarding calorie burning at
noeXcusefitness noeXcusefitness 5 years
What an awesome little quiz. If you are looking for ways to burn fat even when you are sleeping, check out my article on AFTERBURN EXERCISES
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 5 years
Nana-Adjoa Nana-Adjoa 5 years
Wao, based on 115 lb woman, then I have to go beyond 30 mins workout since my weight is 175
WilfredWong WilfredWong 6 years
My favorite routine is to do 30 minutes of weights and resistance followed by 30 minutes of ellipical and then by 30 minutes of running. I generally do interval training because it seems to get me where I want to go. On some days, I just do 60 minutes of strength training, trying to get a least 30 minues of core work. I still have a long ways to go before I will have achieved my goals. My doctor is pushing me to drop another 20+ lbs. At about 5'8" that would get me to 150. My current regiment has gotten me from 188 in early Feb to 174 in September.
lil_bit_edgy lil_bit_edgy 6 years
I can't believe I got them all right, I know my stuff more than I think.
missy1632 missy1632 6 years
Oops I only got one question right. haha. Pathetic!
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
@ Yse, intensity which you are defining by sweat and heart rate is not the only factor in calorie burn. Also take into consideration the muscles you are using in the activity. More muscles involved means more calories burning. I do agree with you about the elliptical, I set it on random to do intervals and my heart rate is usually 170+.
yse yse 6 years
I think 115lb person is fine, sure it's not a very big person but, in my opinion, I'd rather be underestimating how many calories I burn (larger people usually burn more) than overestimating and then eating more than I should to replensih, maybe that's just me. However, I do take issue with this quz because of the intensity problem. Given that I'm going at approximately the same intensity (ie same heart rate) shouldn't all the activities burn about the same amount of calories? Granted, I'm not getting my heart rate to 165 by walk, unless, you know, it's up the face of a mountain. The difference between my intensity on an elliptical (sweating like crazy, HR near 165-170) vs. the girls flipping through their magazines and slowly moving their legs who are dry as desert is probably a factor of 2 in calorie burn over a 30 minute period!
BeChic BeChic 6 years
Thanks for basing the calorie calculations on a 115 lb woman! Most of the time, calories are based on a larger person, which makes it really hard for me to figure out. Those of us who are lighter burn a lot fewer calories doing the same exercise.
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