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4 Ways to Burn 1,000 Calories in One Go

Torching 1,000 calories doesn’t have to feel impossible. The following tips will let you do just that.

If you’re looking to lose fat, you know very well by now that it’s all a matter of calories in and calories out. If you aren’t burning more calories than you consume, that fat is just not going to come off.

Most people, when they hit the gym, burn around 200 or maybe 300 calories. To really amplify your results, you need to burn more. You might think that burning 1,000 calories in one go is completely unrealistic and not achievable. But, you’d be surprised. It can happen if you put your mind to it.

Here are four ways that you can obtain this calorie level.

Train For A Marathon

If you are a runner at heart, why not sign up for one? It will be a life-changing experience and you will be torching calories like never before. It’s not abnormal to see marathon runners burning upwards of 800-1,000 calories per long run they do, especially during the latter parts of your marathon training sessions.

Just do be sure to invest in a good pair of running shoes and plenty of massages. You’ll need them!

Try A Gym Triathlon

Not up for actually signing up for a race? Or perhaps the thought of running for more than an hour straight bores you to tears.

No problem. Consider creating your own mini gym triathlon event. Most gyms come equipped with a bike, treadmill and elliptical. So hope on each one and do 30-45 minutes worth depending on how hard you’re working. It’s not all that hard to achieve a burn rate of 100 calories per minute on these machines, so this could have you burning 900-1,300 calories.

Pack some good tunes to listen while you do it and you’ll be all set.

Go Rollerblading

Rollerblading is another excellent activity that can have you burning calories quickly without even really realizing it. Rollerblading is an ideal workout for strengthening your entire lower body as well, so excellent for those who are looking to firm up their legs.

The trick to really upping your calorie burn while doing rollerblading is to bend your knees as much as you can. This puts more stress on the glutes and quads, forcing you to burn more calories as you go.

Go for a long rollerblade one warm Saturday afternoon. If you’re out for an hour and a half, chances are, you’ve hit the 1,000 calorie mark.


Seriously though, moving houses, apartments, or whatever you happen to live in is a fantastic way to boost your calorie burn through the roof. Carrying all those boxes and furniture from one place to the moving truck and then into the next place is sure to burn off at least 1,000 calories. Most moves easily take 5-7 hours, if not longer, so there’s a very good chance you could burn at least 2,000 calories by the time the day’s done. Especially if you decide to unpack and get settled in as much as possible that same day.

Now, not everyone can realistically move every time they want to burn a 1,000 calories, but next time that friend is moving and you shy away from even so much as offering help, you may want to rethink it. If you want to torch some calories and hate gym cardio equipment, they just gave you an easy way to do just that.

So keep these in mind and don’t think it’s out of reach. If you work hard, you can burn a massive amount of calories in one sitting.

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