The Top 5 Exercises that Burn the Most Calories

Posted on Oct 13 2014 - 3:12am by Susan Bewley

This guest article was authored by Sergeant Michael Volkin.  No compensation was received for this post and is purely for the benefit of Budget Earth’s readers. 


So many people would love to lose body fat. Whether the goal is to burn fat to allow muscles to shine through or you are looking to lose pounds, the key to doing so is cardiovascular exercise. Cardio gets your heart rate up and burns calories unlike any other type of exercise. Although there are many calorie burning exercises out there, you want to do the ones that yield the best results. Here are the top five exercises that burn the most calories.



Cycling is a huge calorie burner. It is basically the ultimate cardiovascular workout. Something as simple as an hour bike ride can burn an impressive 850 calories for women and 900 calories for men. In order to make the most out of this workout try your best to remain at a maximum intensity.



Aerobics is not only an effective way to tone and tighten the body but it is a huge calorie burner. When you are just starting out learning the moves is a bit challenging but the challenging the better. When you get the hang of it you will not only be working your muscles but burning as much as 700 calories. Do not hesitate, sign up for a class at a nearby gym and see your body transform.



If you like to dance and want to burn fat Zumba is perfect. The classes are so fun and are very high energy. After you learn a few moves you will have such a good time that you will forget that you are working out. An hour of Zumba can burn anywhere from 400 to 750 calories.



Swimming is a wonderful exercise to integrate into your routine. If you have a pool you are set. For those who do not, get a membership at a gym that does. Aside from being able to burn an ample amount of calories, about 840 for men and 720 for women, swimming is truly enjoyable. Another advantage of swimming is that you get to remain cool and sweat free during the duration of your workout.


Jumping Rope

Jumping rope can burn an astounding 750 to 850 calories. This calorie burning exercise is a great option for those with kids. You can spend time playing outside with your children while becoming more fit at the same time. Jumping rope will help you drop the pounds and achieve the body you want.


This article was authored by Sergeant Michael Volkin, inventor of Strength Stack 52 fitness cards. Now available in Australia.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Stephanie Phelps October 13, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Wow thank you for breaking it down! I really love to swim so that was always good to see but I have always wanted to try Zumba it always looks like so much fun!

  2. Anna Johnson October 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I think about jumping rope, then forget. I need reminders like this! Thank you for reminding me to get out there and start burning calories, and for great new ideas!

  3. Deana October 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Well these all seem easy enough…I love Zumba!

  4. Tammy S October 14, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing these. I am surprised by how much bike riding burns in an hour. I like that they are all basic and you don’t have to belong to a gym. Thanks!

  5. M.Clark November 11, 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    This is great information, now we know what we need to do if we want to burn more fat. Thank you for sharing this post.

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