Four Ways to Burn 1000 Calories with High Intensity Workouts


You’ve probably come across several online claims that a person can burn 1,000 calories in a single day. I have personally come across a couple of these claims on Instagram, and most of these people want to make you believe it is that easy. By the way, who isn't looking for easy ways to get fit? 


So, is it true you can lose 1,000 calories in a day? If yes, what should you do to lose that amount of weight in a single day? This brief has all the information you need and steps to follow to lose more than 1,000 calories. 

Things that influence Calories Burning

  • Bodyweight - Your body weight will highly determine the number of calories you will lose during a workout session. A heavier person will lose more calories than a lighter person. 
  • Fitness levels - Someone who is fit will be more efficient at exercises they are accustomed to. The body will have adapted to the exercises. The muscles know what to expect, and hence someone will end up losing fewer calories. In fact, a fit person will lose fewer calories than those people that are less fit. That is only because a less fit person will need to exert more energy than a more fit person for low resistance exercises. But don't confuse physical fitness with muscle mass, since the more muscle one has the more calories they will burn. 

Losing 1,000 calories a day: what to keep in mind

Burning 1,000 calories a day takes a lot of effort, energy, and determination from your side. It would help if you did some intense cardio and weight lifting for hours. To some extent, this can triple your hunger and end up triggering you to eat more food. For that reason, you should be prepared in advance for what you’re getting yourself into. 

High-intensity workout

Trying high-intensity workout is very effective in burning more calories within a very short period of time. This is true because walking and running cannot be compared. The fact is you will end up burning more calories in 30 minutes running session than you will on a full hour session of walking in the street. 


It’s advisable to try high-intensity workouts that you can manage. Verily, it’s crucial to try high-intensity exercises that you can continue with. 

High-intensity workout to lose 1,000 calories



Running is a form of high-intensity exercise that comes with a couple of mental and physical benefits. For people trying to lose 1,000 calories in a day, running for 60 minute at a rate of eight miles per hour will help you burn 1,074 calories if you are a 200 pound person. If you are a lighter person you will need to run longer on the same pace and if you are heavier you will need to run for less time. Cardio is an effective exercise, though it should be combined with a couple of other exercises to make your muscle to bodyweight composition more efficient.

Indoor cycling

Indoor cycling is considered a high-intensity exercise if the intensity is above 200 watts. If you don't have a bike that measures your watts, its ok, just know that  a 200 pound person cycling at a pace of 16 to 19 mph for 56 to 83 minutes will burn about 1,000 calories. Cycling Is ideal because it combines both fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibers and thus you will get more visible definition 

Jumping rope

Jump rope is an interesting type of high-intensity exercise that can help you burn more than 1,000 calories a day. With the rate of 70 jumps per minute it will take you approximately 67 minutes to burn about 1000 calories, that’s about 4,667 skips. Don’t try to count them all you are most definitely going to lose count. Just set a timer and pick up a good pace.

High-Intensity Interval Training


This type of training can be incorporated in almost all types of exercise: Strength training, swimming, Zumba or sprinting. The Idea is you work out consistently and you only take 10 seconds of rest between sets. In this type of training you will need to workout for 90 minutes in high intensity moderate to high speed in order to burn 1000 calories


Do you think you can burn 1000 calories in a day?

What is the maximum amount of calories you have recorded yourself burning?

What is the maximum amount of time you have worked out in high intensity?

Do you think it is wise for someone to burn this many calories in a day?


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