How many calories do you burn with Cycling 20 mph?

Calories Burned Calculator for Cycling 20 mph

Calories Burned Calculator
Calories Burned Calculator

For an individual who weighs 180 pounds, Cycling 20 mph burns an average of 1269 calories per hour. However, the number of calories burned varies depending on the type and intensity of the activity, as well as the individual’s body weight.

To estimate the number of calories burned during Cycling 20 mph or other activities, you can use our Calorie Calculator tool. Simply input the details of the activity, and the calculator will provide you with an estimate of the number of calories burned.

Calories burned with Cycling (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Cycling 7.2 154 309 463 617
Cycling – Racing (20 mph) 14.8 317 634 952 1269
Cycling 10 mph 6.2 133 266 399 532
Cycling 12 mph 7.2 154 309 463 617
Cycling 14 mph 9 193 386 579 772
Cycling 16 mph 11 236 472 707 943
Cycling 18 mph 12.8 274 549 823 1097
Cycling 20 mph 14.8 317 634 952 1269
Cycling 22 mph 16.4 351 703 1054 1406
Mountain Biking 8 171 343 514 686

How to calculate calories burned during a Cycling 20 mph session?

To estimate the calorie burn for Cycling 20 mph , we utilize the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) associated with the activity.

Cycling 20 mph has a MET value of 14.8, which is used to estimate the amount of calories burned during the activity.

We calculate the calories burned by multiplying the MET value with the individual’s body weight in kilograms, then multiplying the result by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Cycling 20 mph: 14.8

The following is an example of how to estimate the number of calories burned during a 60-minute Cycling 20 mph session:
(180 / 2.20462) * 14.8 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 1269

What is MET?

MET stands for Metabolic Equivalent of Task, and it is a unit used to measure the amount of energy expended during physical activity. The MET value of an activity is calculated by comparing the rate of energy expended during that activity to the rate of energy expended while at rest. Essentially, the MET value is the ratio of the working metabolic rate to the resting metabolic rate. We use the MET value to estimate the amount of energy expended and, therefore, the number of calories burned during an activity like Cycling 20 mph.

METs are a measure of energy expenditure during physical activity, and understanding them requires knowledge of how the body uses energy. The energy required for movement is generated by the cells in our muscles, which use oxygen. One MET is equivalent to 3.5 milliliters of oxygen consumed per kilogram of body weight per minute. Energy expenditure during physical activity can vary among individuals based on factors such as age and fitness level. MET values can be helpful in designing an exercise plan or assessing the effectiveness of a workout routine for most healthy adults.

Note: It’s important to note that while METs are useful for estimating the energy expenditure of physical activities, they cannot accurately account for individual differences such as weight, age, gender, intensity of movement, and environmental factors. Therefore, even when performing the same activity, the energy expenditure will vary from person to person.


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