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

Sprinting Burns Calories In A Short Amount Of Time

Sprinting up a hill or a flight of stairs can burn more than 900 calories per hour. You’ll want to sprint with maximum effort at a pace you can keep up for 20 seconds, then follow with a recovery run at half of that intensity for double the time.

Jessica Santoro does sprints up the stairs inside Red Rocks Amphitheatre on March 31, 2019 in Morrison, Colorado.
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Sprinting is a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time, while the recovery gives your lungs time to absorb more oxygen that your blood distributes to your muscles.