Try These Exercises If You Want To Burn Calories Long After You’ve Left The Gym

While you might’ve heard that cardio is the best way to burn the most calories, others might tell you that weight training is the way to go. Regardless of what method you choose, you want to pick an exercise that will burn calories both in the heat of the moment and for hours after you leave the gym.

Intense workouts will have your body craving oxygen afterward to recover and repair your muscles, which in turn will burn more calories in the long run. From the average run to climbing stairs, these are the best exercises for burning calories.

Jumping Rope Is Easy And Effective

Jumping rope was likely something you did all the time as a kid but as it turns out, it’s also a great fat-burning exercise. Jumping at a rate of 120 skips per minute can burn up to 990 calories per hour.

Orlando Tirado, 30, practices his balance by jumping rope on a concrete wall next to the Silver Lake reservoir along Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles on August 10, 2012.
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Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

If you want to up the ante with this simple exercise, using a weighted jump rope will engage your arms and shoulders and potentially help define those muscle groups.