How to Burn 1000 Calories in One Hour

by Ben Ong
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When it comes to exercise, making the most of your time is important. Although it is okay not to go hard on every workout, you will not get all the benefits of exercise if you only burn 100 – 200 calories at a time. Therefore, it’s best to try and burn as many calories as possible when you work out. A big goal for many people is to burn 1000 calories in one hour. That is a lot of calories! However, it is possible to burn that number of calories if you work hard and make the most of your exercise time. Here is how to burn 1000 calories in one hour.

Differences in Calorie Burn

It’s important to remember that everyone burns calories at different speeds Calorie burn depends on your sex, weight, and fitness level. Men burn more calories than women, so they can more easily achieve the 1000 calorie goal. In addition to this, the more you weigh, the more calories you will burn because your body must work harder to get through your workout. Finally, if you are very fit, then you will burn fewer calories than someone who is out of shape. This is because fit bodies are very efficient and can work more easily. Plus, fit bodies have more muscle mass, which burns more calories during exercise and afterwards. So, the more fit you become, the harder you will have to work to burn calories!

Now that we know what effects calorie burn, let’s take a closer look at what exercises can get to your goal. Here are some exercises that will help you burn 1000 calories as quickly as possible.

Running

Running is a difficult exercise but it is also one of the best ways to burn a lot of calories. If you can keep a pace above 5 miles per hour (which is about a 12 minute mile), then you can burn around 100 calories per mile.

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The faster you can run, the more calories you can burn per mile. The type of running you do can also increase your calorie burn.If you choose a hilly path or a trail with uneven surfaces, then you will burn even more calories!

Cycling

Cycling is another great way to burn calories. Like running, your speed and terrain will play a big role in our how many calories you burn. A moderate pace of 14 – 15 miles per hour will equal the same calorie burn as running around 6 miles per hour. If you can increase your speed, then you can decrease the amount of time it takes to burn 1000 calories and get you closer to your goal.

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Cycling is another great way to burn calories. Like running, your speed and terrain will play a big role in our how many calories you burn. A moderate pace of 14 – 15 miles per hour will equal the same calorie burn as running around 6 miles per hour. If you can increase your speed, then you can decrease the amount of time it takes to burn 1000 calories and get you closer to your goal.

Interval Training

If the prospect of running and cycling for hours at a time does not appeal to you, you are not alone! Running and cycling at the same pace can get boring and is not the fastest way to burn calories.

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Doing intervals while you run and cycle will boost your calorie burn,allowing you spend less time sweating while still reaching your goal of burning 1000 calories.

You can do any type of interval you choose, just make sure to go as hard as you can during that time. For example, you can sprint or cycle quickly for one minute and then jog or slow down for 2 minutes before sprinting again. Repeating this throughout your workout will significantly increase your calorie burn and keep your workout more interesting.  

HIIT

The best way to burn calories is to do HIIT training. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. When you do HIIT exercises, you work very hard for short periods of time and then take short rests before going hard again. HIIT often combines strength training with cardio. You also do a combination of moves for a total body workout.

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These moves include squats, burpees, lunges, push ups, planks and jumping jacks. HIIT sessions do not have to be very long – most are less than 30 minutes, but they are incredibly effective. This is because HIIT produces an affect called after burn. After burn is when you continue burning large amounts of calories even after the workout is over. This can cause you to burn 15% more calories, even if all you do is lay around after your workout! After burn can last for up to 24 hours, so regularly doing HIIT workouts will help you burn many more calories overall.

When doing HIIT, make sure you are not pushing yourself so hard that you get injured. Work up to extremely intense exercises and do not worry if you have to take longer breaks. Just do as much as your body will let you. You will eventually become more fit and be able to go harder and longer. As you gain muscle, you will be burning more calories, becoming stronger and be healthier overall. 

Burning 1000 calories in an hour is a lofty goal and can be achieved. Just be prepared to work very hard when you exercise. Be sure to stay hydrated and it is best to have a strong fitness base before attempting long, intense workout sessions. It’s also important to rest in between difficult workouts. Do not try to do hard workouts every single day! You will burn out and probably get injured. Give yourself rest days where you do moderate exercise and get plenty of sleep. You will eventually hit your goal and be a calorie burning machine!