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    Default Crazy High-Calorie Burning Excercises -- Suggestions Please

    So I have to get back in the saddle and start working out again. A local yoga studio advertises that 1 1/2 hours of yoga burns 800 calories but uh, I don't think so otherwise I'd do it.. I love Bikram yoga but I afear for my skin at the studios around here.

    My weight loss experience taught me that I do better with very active exercises where I sweat a lot and you know feel like I'm doing some old-fashioned working out, regardless of how many calories are burned. Like dance aerobics. During the summer my teacher was a female hip-hop dancer and we did A LOT of booty shaking. I think it was awkward for the men in the class. Hahahaha.

    So any suggestions on crazy high calorie burning exercises? Someone else mentioned HIIT (high intensity interval training?) but I would like to do something not involving a gym... Unless it's a really posh gym with towel service and personal tvs, I can't stand being in a gym for more than 5 minutes.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    So any suggestions on crazy high calorie burning exercises? Someone else mentioned HIIT (high intensity interval training?) but I would like to do something not involving a gym... Unless it's a really posh gym with towel service and personal tvs, I can't stand being in a gym for more than 5 minutes.
    It doesn't involve a gym. Go for it. Sprinting also works on essentially the same principle.
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    Indoor cycling, spinning (or whatever they wish to call it) can burn up to 900 calories in an hour depending how far you push yourself.

    I also don't recommend doing this more than three times in a week as I injured my foot running, but I believe that clipping (cycling shoes) in to the bike created a weakness in my foot which lead to my injury. I can't work out until the inflammation in my heal goes away so I have been pretty bummed out.

    Anyway give it a try!
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    Has anyone ever seen the movie Se7en? There's a great weight-loss program in that movie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Has anyone ever seen the movie Se7en? There's a great weight-loss program in that movie...
    You mean the excessive vomiting or the beheading?

    Either way -- NO.

    Jeez Uber, are you gonna kiss a girl with that mouth? Does your mom know what a potty mouth you are?

    NEXT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    You mean the excessive vomiting or the beheading?

    Either way -- NO.

    Jeez Uber, are you gonna kiss a girl with that mouth? Does your mom know what a potty mouth you are?

    NEXT!
    Actually, I was thinking more about being chained up to a bed for a year!

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    I think cross-country skiing burns a huge amount of calories, even more than running. Swimming would also be good.

    Other than that, try hiking. If you're not burning enough calories, find steeper terrain or put more weight in your backpack, slacker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVO View Post
    I think cross-country skiing burns a huge amount of calories, even more than running. Swimming would also be good.

    Other than that, try hiking. If you're not burning enough calories, find steeper terrain or put more weight in your backpack, slacker.
    Man, I have trekked up the steep rocky sides of mountains. Or rather, I scrambled up the steep smooth face of rocks and grabbed onto all manner tree branch and trunk for dear life. I lived in a very mountainous country.

    I agree, it is an AWESOME workout. Your legs get all wobbly and I can't even stand without all the nerves in my legs twitching. But I'm not enough of a masochist to make myself do this on a regular basis. Some people feel the need to conquer a mountain. I think 'Great, I just climbed up this...now what?' followed by 'WTF, now I gotta walk all the way back down???"

    Hhahaa, kidding I'm not that lazy.

    The funniest hiking image I have is when my entire family holding on for dear life, we were trekking (no trails at some points) and traversing up a steep incline covered in brush. And then some food delivery guy zips past us balancing a load of trays on his head. Or maybe it was cases of food at his sides...I don't remember now.

    I do remember thinking dang he takes his job seriously.

    They say postal delivery guys have the longest life spans for an occupation --it's all that walking!

    BTW, I finally got around to the yoga studio today. I hate 'flow', I don't understand why our asses are up in the air for 1/2 the class. Is that somehow putting junk in the trunk? Where's the benes???

    But do I like that the studio isn't sketchy or thoroughly soaked with the smell of sweat. If I can really burn 600-800 calories a pop doing it, I'm going to buy all manner of yuppie yoga outfits and go for it!

    Either that, or I'm going to put together a bunch of 80s sweat outfits with coordinating headbands and wristbands and take up boxing. I already imagine doing a Rocky-esque sequence of 'no frills' conditioning as I play the Karate Kid themesong -- 'You're the BEST arrroouuund, nothing's ever gonna get you dowwwn!' Then I'm going to incorporate the hiking mentioned at the beginning of this post, run up a snow-capped mountain, pump my fists in the air and scream, "Murder-errrrrrr! Murder-errrrr!"

    I bought pink wristbands and gave one to a friend so we matched while we did our hip hop class. We were SO cool.

    It's nice having friends. :redface:

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    I'd go for capoeira or kick-boxing actually. Or do latin ballroom, salsa (edit: socially on the dancefloor in a club) or poles. These are activities which would help build tone and grace, vs just lose weight - no point losing the little michellin tyres if there no abs under it, so to speak Also, they're more social activities, I have the feeling you could be bored doing a solitary sport.

    Check this list of activities and calorie burning (it even covers housework haha):
    Calories Burned During Exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by aelan View Post
    I'd go for capoeira or kick-boxing actually. Or do latin ballroom, salsa (edit: socially on the dancefloor in a club) or poles. These are activities which would help build tone and grace, vs just lose weight - no point losing the little michellin tyres if there no abs under it, so to speak Also, they're more social activities, I have the feeling you could be bored doing a solitary sport.

    Check this list of activities and calorie burning (it even covers housework haha):
    Calories Burned During Exercise
    Heehee, yes the solitay sport thing. You know, I like group activities in as much as they motivate you to work. But I hate crowded classes, with everyone being self-absorbed together (that would be most yoga studios).

    I am tempted to try a pole dancing class. I think I would need to go with someone else to get the full social effect though. I think I would be tempted to laugh too much.

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