8 Workouts That Burn the Most Calories

While calorie count shouldn’t be the only deciding factor when picking out a workout, when you’re pressed for time and looking to get the most bang for your buck, it can help to know which activities reign supreme. After all, no one wants to spend time slugging it out on the treadmill for little to no payoff..

Each of the activities below burns a substantial amount of calories in a limited amount of time, putting you well on your way towards burning the 3,500 calories needed to lose one pound of weight.

Browse the list, choose your workout and get ready to sweat.

About the Author

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith is a New York native who caught the fitness bug while earning a master's in journalism at the University of Missouri. A life-long victim of the YMCA family package, she didn't learn to really love fitness until she entered the renowned Mizzou rec room. Her one true love: glow in the dark cycling.
 
After maxing out her need for (stationary) speed, Stephanie decided to hit the pavement and actually try and go somewhere by joining her first half-marathon training group. She ultimately decided to combine her love of journalism, fitness and a conversational tone in writing. You can see her work here
Stephanie Smith is a New York native who caught the fitness bug while earning a master's in journalism at the University of Missouri. A life-long victim of the YMCA family package, she didn't learn to really love fitness until she entered the renowned Mizzou rec room. Her one true love: glow in the dark cycling.
 
After maxing out her need for (stationary) speed, Stephanie decided to hit the pavement and actually try and go somewhere by joining her first half-marathon training group. She ultimately decided to combine her love of journalism, fitness and a conversational tone in writing. You can see her work here

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