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Old 04-24-2011, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is your favorite Exercise to burn calories?

Mine is hockey. 2 hours of hard skating burns 1200 calories. Not to mention great cardio. I try to do this a couple times a week, Unless work gets in the way that is.

What is your favorite way to burn calories? and how many calories do you burn?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love hockey!

Blading. I usually do 12 miles but I never figured out how many cals I really burn. Supposedly I burn about 600/700 an hour so I usually just count the 12 miles as 700 total cals burned even if it takes 1&1/2 hours.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Cross country skiing

But I don't get to do it very often.

It is such a great way to get outdoors in the winter. It burns a ton of calories, it is hard to seriously injure yourself, and really doesn't take that much skill to learn

Next best... running
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Mountain Biking...

... on a rails to trails path with a high cadence. It's quiet and I can take in the fresh air without nearby car exhaust, plus I'm often shaded by the trees nearby. I enjoy running as well but in the summer heat and intense humidity of Carolina, biking is the most fun for me. Plus it's lower impact on the joints, unlike running.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Running, then biking
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In winter cross country skiing; in summer kayaking or biking and even golfing burns calories. The nice thing about these enjoyable activities is even if it's not a high calorie burn you spend longer doing them and get a good total calorie count. Mary
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Running, on a beautiful morning, in a lovely place! Never have enough time to really go at it forever, but I would love to!

Second is, running on a dreadmill (thanks for the word Pam), while watching a fun basketball game played on the court below.
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I have started running more days but less miles because of the temps. The realfeel was 113 on one of my runs I ran a few days ago. No shade where I was running and it felt like I was breathing through cotton balls because the humidity was so heavy. I have cut those runs down to 30 minutes since they wear me out.

I hate the dreadmill! I gave mine away because it limited my stride and and wasn't fun.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Second is, running on a dreadmill (thanks for the word Pam), while watching a fun basketball game played on the court below.
Must give credit where credit is due: Actually Amy (almeeker) came up with "dreadmill"

In summer, of all the many activities I love the one I really enjoy the most is hiking. I can walk forever it seems and the hillier the trail the better. I run trails just because my time is limited (well it has other benefits too) but if I was limited to only one exercise it would be unlimited time to hike trails.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hockey was also my favorite for many years, but the late night games got to be too much. I have recently taken up Kettlebells. This is by far the most effective fat burning tool I have ever come across. Incredible workout.
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