Kill it With Cardio #12: Competitive Sports

Want to burn A LOT of calories and have fun doing so? Sports are DEFINTELY one of the best ways to get in shape the enjoyable way. Before you quit the gym, just remember that sports are exclusively cardio. There is ZERO strength training or muscle growth with sports, but you will just push your heart, lungs, and leg muscles (from all the running you'll do). That being said, sports are a great way to get more cardio in your life, and they can help you burn A LOT of calories without really thinking about it. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="568"] Source:[/caption] Here's how many calories you can burn in an hour of sports:
  • Basketball burns around 450 to 750 calories per hour
  • Soccer (in a game) burns between 590 and 930 calories per hour
  • Tennis burns between 400 and 650 calories per hour
  • Volleyball burns between 450 and 750 calories per hour
As you can see, sports are GREAT for burning calories, and they're a heck of a lot of fun! If you want to give your HIIT training a break and do something enjoyable, it's definitely a good idea to go for sports.
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