10 Exercises that Burn More Calories than Running

8. Cross-Country Skiing

 

10 Exercises that Burn More Calories than Running

 

Zipping along on skis delivers a better heart-pounding workout compared to running at about the same pace, thanks to the fact that the sport requires you to push with your lower-body and pull with your upper.

 

In fact, a good cross-country ski session can burn more than 12 calories a minute, according to the Compendium of Physical Activities. That explains why Nordic Skiers consistently collapse in exhaustion at the finish line of Olympic races. No fresh snow? Look for the new Concept2 SkiErg machine at your gym.

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