What sport burns calories?

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Mike's Sports Book: What sport burns calories?

What sport burns calories?

(M) What sport burns calories? If you are talking about team sports, the answer is likely to be water polo, because you are continuously moving every part of your body AND you are in the water. My sources tell me that the nature of water is such that it burns calories, even when you are not moving. As a general rule, the more muscle mass that you are using in any particular sport, the more calories you burn. Your leg muscles are bigger than your arms. Therefore, outside the water, fast running burns the most calories. Therefore, the team sport where you run the most is probably soccer and then basketball. In soccer, with a continuously running clock you are always on the move. Soccer has rare substitutions on a bigger playing field, so I would have to say that it burns the most calories, as a team sport.

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