How many calories do you burn weight lifting?
Your weight and workout duration have the biggest impact on how many calories you burn lifting weights.
For example a 200 pound person lifting weights for one hour will burn about 570 calories, while a 130 pound person lifting free weights for 30 minutes will burn about 185 calories.
Calories Burned Weight Lifting & Bodyweight Workout Calculator
The calories burned weight lifting & bodyweight workout calculator will give you a personal estimate of how many calories you burned based on average metabolic rates.
The calorie calculator uses your weight, minutes spent working out and the types of workouts performed.
- Enter your weight
- Enter the duration of your entire workout
- Select all the activities in your workout
The calculator assumes an even distribution of workout activities, that is if you select a workout with pushups, situps and weight lifting, it assumes an even division of your workout between each.
The resistance / free weight workout is assumed to be multiple reps of weights between 60% to 80% of your 1 rep max.
Calories burned weight lifting can run into hundreds of calories per workout. If you’re using resistance weights, free weights or your own body weight, lifting heavy things (combined with a health diet) is a solid proven path to weight loss and great muscle tone.
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How Many Calories Does Weight Lifting Burn?
Calisthenics are body weight based exercises, which work to strengthen your body using nothing more than your own body weight and a few items like a pull up bar.
For example some common body weight exercises are:
- Jumping Jacks
- Pull ups
How Many Calories Do Pushups, Squats, Jumping Jacks Pull Ups, Situps and crunches or planks burn Burn?
Calories burned during individual activities may be low, however weight based workouts continue to burn extra calories after the activity is completed.
This means when calculating calories for a workout involving things like weight lifting or pushups etc, it’s much better to look at the whole workout to get an estimate of calorie burn, rather than specific spot activities.
A 200lb person doing a 60 minute body weight workout involving planks, pull ups, squats, lunges and pushups will burn around 595 calories.