Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) require you to keep moving at a brisk pace while also applying controlled force, which means they work two of your body’s biggest calorie-burning muscles: your legs and core. The average person burns between 400 and 600 calories an hour with either sport. Sparring is a good way to test your skills—and an even better way to burn calories.
8 Skipping Rope
Skipping rope is a simple, inexpensive way to get your heart pumping. It’s a high-intensity form of cardio that also strengthens your calves and wrists, as well as improves coordination.