Can anyone please explain to me what burns the most calories in the gym? I dont have a lot of time to devote in the gym, but I'd obviously (like most people) like to be as effective as possible. What burns the most calories?
Also, when the machines are calculating the amount of calories, are they counting in cals or kilocals?
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I get good calories burnt out of the elliptical, treadmill and stationary bike. Those are my preferences, I guess, in the gym.
But all the machines are good choices if you're willing to work hard.. :)
I really like the elliptical and the tredmill and I vary my workouts to train my body to burn fat most efficiently and also to build endurance.
Stair stepping also burns a lot of cals. Most of all, though, go with something you like. That will keep you coming back again and again, and that's what burns the most calories of all.
I read an article 3 weeks ago which talked about the same thing, what burns the most calories..
It said running comes in first place, then power walking, then biking, and the last thing was normal walking..
I was also told by my gym instructur that the best thing is to change ur level of activity whilst on treadmill, that's very good for ur heart and burns fat quickly,, U can start by walking, then power or fast walking, u can also walk fast on an incline, then runnig, and so on!
and for the other question, I would say the bike, elliptical
For the last few months, using the calorie measurements on the machines I use, I have been keeping track of the number of calories I burn per minute of my workout. I have found that if I get a good run in on the treadmill I burn the most calories per minute. However, if I'm not feeling up to an intense/long run I can get more calories per minute on the elliptical. Even with a more intense run, my calories per minute on the elliptical don't fall too far behind my calories per minute on the treadmill.
I usually vary my gym time between the treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike. If I only have time for one machine I usually choose the elliptical because I find it easier to do at a more intense level for longer periods of time.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
Honestly I am told the number one calorie burner on average is sex.
I would think jump rope. I'm starting to get into jogging, I try to walk/jog a mile every day.
because after a while of doing the same exercise your body kind of relaxes and stops burning as many calories. it's kind of like the zigzag diet.
So by interval training what you're doing is starting off with a warmup, then running, or elliptical, or walking as FAST as you can like really really intensely fast for about 30 seconds-2minutes, as long as youcan handle it, and then go back to a warm up mode for 2 minutes, then go up a bit more for a minute, then back to SUPER FAST for 30 seconds. and keep this up for like half an hour and your body will spend the next 24 hours recovering and burning calories.
this is why on treadmills if you select 'fat burn' it's always changing speeds and resistance.
also things like mowing the lawn, shoveling the grass, vigorous cleaning of floors and windows, playing sports with family/friends, kayaking, hiking, biking, tennis, swimming at the beach...
things that don't even feel like working out are really great, especially because you can do them for a really long time