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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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What burns more calories? Running or Riding a Bike?

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Well, it's more a matter of which one you can spend more time doing. If you can spend 45 minutes jogging or running, but know that you can only stand to be on a bike for 30 minutes, then running would be better. Or vice versa. Is this in a gym on equipment, or actually running or riding a bike.
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I forget the source now, but read within the last 2 months that mountain biking is the #1 exercise for burning calories. And I don't know how accurate Polar HR monitors are, but I did a 6 hour race a couple weekends ago and it showed that I burned over 4K calories in just a little over 4 hours of riding.
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I forget the source now, but read within the last 2 months that mountain biking is the #1 exercise for burning calories. And I don't know how accurate Polar HR monitors are, but I did a 6 hour race a couple weekends ago and it showed that I burned over 4K calories in just a little over 4 hours of riding.
That is some sick work man. I would bet that swimming is also very good for calorie burning, though it'd be hard to swim 4 hours.

I would assume that running (treadmill) is probably going to burn more calories than riding a bike (stationary) but it all depends on the setting and variables and whatnot...
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IMO I would go with biking to start with, easier on the knees and joints. Then maybe start running. I know my brother started biking and running and man he's cut and in awsome shape.
I just started biking at the gym and already notice more defination in all around. I like biking at the gym cause you can get your heart rate up and stay at a steady pace for awhile.
I heard jumping rope actually burns twice as much calories, can't remember if it was twice as much as biking or running.

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I run alot, I did half the white rock marathon on the 14th of december....I can run 4 miles, 5miles, 6 miles.... whatever at a normal 9 minute mile pace and be fine.

But If I get on my mountain bike and hit up Grapvine lake or arbor hills, I am DEAD for the rest of the day afterwards. Mountain biking is pure intervals, and I would agree that it is the BEST workout I have ever had. I try to go once a week starting around this time of year and up that to 2-3 times when it starts staying light out longer.
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That is some sick work man. I would bet that swimming is also very good for calorie burning, though it'd be hard to swim 4 hours.
You ain't lying. To date, that's the hardest thing physically I've ever done (only my 3rd race and first endurance race). It was a race, so I was pedaling hard and my HR was a constant 165-180 during the time I was on the bike. Most people who are just biking won't keep their HR at that level, so their MMV.
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