Video:How to Estimate Calories Burned While Working Outwith Antonio Sini
You burn calories whenever you workout. The longer and harder you exercise, the more calories you burn. To help you understand and estimate how many calories were burned during a workout, check out these tips.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Estimate Calories Burned While Working Out
Hello, my name is Antonio Sini with Nimble Fitness here in New York City with About.com, and today we’re going to talk about how to estimate how many calories are burned during a work out.
Cardio Burns More Calories
Different activities are going to burn different amounts of calories. Activities that require more oxygen and require your heart rate to go faster are going to require your body to use more calories, so you are going to burn more calories. For instance, jumping rope.
Lifting Weights Burns Less Calories
If you lift weights which is a much slower exercise and much more concentrated, your body I not pumping as much blood through your system, your heart rate isn’t as elevated and you are not going to burn as many calories. An activity like weight training, such as Keith’s bicep curls, is going to require less energy, so he is not going to burn as many calories.
Use a Calorie Calculator
You can go to About.com and check out their calorie calculator. You can enter your activity. How long you are going to be doing it, and your weight, and it will tell you how many calories you will burn. A 150 pound person who jogs for thirty minutes will burn approximately 337 calories. If we go to weight training, for that same person, is only going to burn 103 calories. Those are just the basics on how to estimate how many calories are burned during a workout. To learn more you can go to About.com