So which exercises burn the most calories? We asked licensed exercise physiologist, registered dietitian, nutritionist, and former host of TLC's Honey, We're Killing the Kids, Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND, who points to cardio as one key component of calorie-burning. "Do anything that's going to get your heart rate up a lot. Any kind of high-intensity interval training or high-intensity cardio workout is going to get your heart rate up," she explains.
Another important element in a calorie-burning exercise plan is strength and resistance training, according to Stoler. "It's not just about heart rate—doing resistance training is going to increase your calorie burn as well. If you increase muscle mass, you increase fat burning capability."