Which Cardio Exercise Burns the Most Calories?
For the real high intensity cardio people out there who love the HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training), like me, below are the top cardio exercise which will provide amazing results!
Jumping Rope - This is one of the simplest, yet most effective exercises one can do. In just 15 to 20 minutes, jumping rope will give you an unparalleled total body workout. Jumping rope is ideal for cardiovascular endurance and enhances performance in virtually any sport. This simple exercise is also great for eye-hand coordination, lateral movement, foot and hand speed and agility.
Sprinting - Sprinting not only burns HUGE amounts of calories while sprinting, it also keeps your metabolism flying for days after. Sprinting combined with running / jogging can bring amazing results. Do 30-45 seconds of sprinting to 2 mins of running/jogging.
Spinning - These high-intensity workouts to music simulate a challenging bike ride, complete with hills, valleys and varying speeds, all dictated by the group instructor. This you can simulate at home if you have an exercise bike! See this post about turning your work out into a HIT.
Videos - like Insanity, P90x, T25, Turbofire, Les Mills Combat - - these can burn around 300-360 for 30 mins and get you toned!
Below are the top cardio exercises which burn the most calories in 30 minutes.
Step Aerobics - one of the most favorite cardio exercises preferred by women. It is easy and fun! Even Wii fit has this and let me tell you I dance and really get my arms into this for the free step aerobics and I get a really good work out. Step Aerobics mainly target your legs, hips and glutes, and can burn approximately 400 calories in 30 minutes.
Bicycling - stationary or outdoors is a great cardio exercises, depending on resistance and speed can but 250 to 500 calories in 30 minutes. See Spinning post above to turn it into HIT.
Swimming - like cross-country skiing is an excellent cardio exercises as it is a full body exercises. Swimming is a great cross-training for other cardio activities. Doing the breast stroke can burn approximately 400 calories in 30 minutes.
Racquetball - side to side sprinting makes racquetball and excellent cardio exercises. A 145-LB person burns over 400 calories in 30 minutes.
Rock Climbing - is not only a cardio exercises, but also uses arm and leg strength and power. Rock Climbing can burn up to 380 calories in 30 minutes.
Cross-country Skiing - whether on a machine or outdoors on snow, is an incredible cardio exercises as it involves both upper and lower body. A 145 LB person can burn approximately 330 calories in 30 minutes.
Running - Running is an excellent cardio exercises because all you need is a pair of quality running shoes. Running burns serious calories. A 145 LB person can easily burn 300 calories in 30 minutes. Also see how to turn this into a HIT
Elliptical Trainer - is an excellent cardio exercises and a great way to build endurance. A 145 LB person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Rowing - is both a cardio exercises as well as giving your arms an incredible workout. 145 LB person can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Walking - Brisk walking is a less strenuous form of cardio exercises. Walking can burn up to 180 calories in 30 minutes. Sprinting, adding hills or an incline can increase amount of calories burned.
You have a variety of work outs that you can choose from, so just choose one and do it. 30 mins it nothing out of your day. If you really want to you will find the extra time!
Have a very fit day!