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Top 10 Cardio Exercises

Top 10 Cardio Exercises That Burn The Most Calories In 30 Minutes:

1.) Running
Running is the best cardio workout and burns serious calories. Depending on the intensity, you can burn around 500 calories in 30 minutes.

2.) Stairs
Stairs are an incredible workout as well. Stairs works the legs and glutes to death as well as your cardiovascular endurance.

3.) Step Aerobics
Step aerobics mainly target your legs, hips and glutes, and can burn approximately 400 calories in 30 minutes.

4.) Circuit Weight Training
Circuit weight training works muscular strength and endurance as well as cardiovascular endurance. This type of weight training consists of moving from machine to machine without stopping and works the entire body if properly done.

5.) Swimming Workouts
Swimming is another amazing workout. It’s not only fun, but a great total body non-weight bearing activity. Swimming burns around 400 calories in 30 minutes.

6.) Elliptical Trainer
The elliptical trainer is another great machine for burning those unwanted calories. It is a great way to build endurance and burn around 300 calories in 30 minutes.

7.) Super-Set Weight Training
Super-set weight training burns around 300 calories as well. It consists of bouncing back and forth between 2 or 3 machines. For example, do a set on the chest press then switch to a seated row then back to the chest press.

8.) Racquet Ball
Racquet ball is another fun and definitley not a boring one at that. This activity burns around 300 calories in 30 minutes.

9.) Biking
Biking is a good exercise as well. It can be done inside or out and depending on the intensity, you can burn bewteen 300 and 400 calories in 30 minutes. It is also easy on the knees and other joints just like swimming.

10.) Walking
Brisk walking is a less strenuous form of cardio and can burn around 200 calories in 30 minutes. Adding hills or incline will increase the intensity as well as the number of calories burned.

A variation of these cardio work-outs will eliminate boredom. Keep up the hard work!!

June 4th, 2008

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One Response to “Top 10 Cardio Exercises”


Steve Parker, M.D.
Jun 5th, 2008
2:18 am

Hey, Matt.
You know the following but many of your readers don’t: Jumping rope and vigorous cross-country snow-skiing burn about as many calories as does jogging 5.5 mph. They all burn about 160 cals per 15 minutes, if you weigh 150 pounds.

-Steve Parker, M.D., author of “The Advanced Mediterranean Diet”