Below you will find a list of common exercises in order of most calories burned in one hour. Each column represents a body weight starting with 120 pounds up to 220 pounds. Each row represents an exercise and how many calories you would burn in one hour. Please understand that these numbers are approximations, and that there are many variables to consider such as intensity, metabolism, age, growth hormone levels and gender when calculating calories burned.
Workout Intensity vs. Calories Burned
The higher your workout intensity, the more calories you will burn performing a given exercise. Intensity can be measured by your heart rate. Intensity can be increased by performing movements at higher speeds or by exerting greater force. This requires higher levels of energy to complete the movements and as a result a higher number of calories a needed to perform these movements. In short, we could say higher intensity, higher heart rate, higher number of calories burned in a given time.
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So what are the top three workouts that burn the most calories in the least amount of time? Before we answer that question, let us take a look at how workout intensity relates to calories burned.
It should be noted that sprinting and running up stairs may not be performed continuously (unless you are Superman), and that pauses or rest periods are understood. You can take the calories in your weight class and divide by the number of total minutes you performed the exercise to get the number of calories burned.
For more precise readings, you could of course invest in a sports watch, or search online for a calorie calculator. You can find more on this topic and more lists of exercises or popular fitness routines and sports activities at High Calorie Burning Workouts and Calculate Calories Burned in one Hour
Top 3 Exercises
The top three exercises on the list may or may not surprise you. So here they are: