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The 10 Most Calorie-Burning Alternative Sports

Sick of running? Allow us to help. Nikolina Ilic 1 / 10 432 calories. Shutterstock Caving 468 calories. Shutterstock Korfball 480 calories. Shutterstock Cross Country Ski 487 calories. Shutterstock Skiing 501 calories. Shutterstock Thai Boxing 558 calories. Shutterstock Handball 573 calories. Shutterstock Ice climbing 600 calories. Shutterstock Quidditch 680 calories. Shutterstock Jump rope 881 calories. […]
Sick of running? Allow us to help. Nikolina Ilic
1 / 10

432 calories.

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Caving

468 calories.

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Korfball

480 calories.

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Cross Country Ski

487 calories.

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Skiing

501 calories.

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Thai Boxing

558 calories.

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Handball

573 calories.

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Ice climbing

600 calories.

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Quidditch

680 calories.

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Jump rope

881 calories.

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After gyms were shutdown world-wide due to Covid restrictions, it had us thinking about all the weird and wacky sports that we’ve never had much interest in trying. And while some on these list aren’t that unusual, and others are just more extreme, things like Quidditch (seriously) and Korfball (a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball) rank up high.

To look further than the typical ways of exercising, My Protein created the Alternative Sport Index to rank the not-so-common sports which burn the most calories per hour.

According to the reports, jump rope was revealed as the alternative sport which burns the most calories, burning up to 881 calories an hour. Harry Potter fans are also expected to work up quite the sweat with Quidditch ranking in second place, burning approximately 680 calories per hour.

Not suitable for those living in warmer climates, ice climbing ranked in third place, burning 600 calories an hour – proving that you don’t need to get a sweat on in the gym to reach those fitness goals.
Swipe through to check them out.

*150lb/ 10 stone person- non competitive

By Mens Health Staff

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