How many calories do you burn by doing Push-Ups (moderate effort)?

Calories Burned Calculator for Push-Ups (moderate effort)

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For an individual who weighs 180 pounds, Push-Ups (moderate effort) burns an average of 326 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 Push-Ups (moderate effort) 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 Home Exercises (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Abdominal Roll Wheel 4 86 171 257 343
Abs Exercises 7 150 300 450 600
Bicycle Crunches 2.9 62 124 186 249
Bridges (Butt lift) 6 129 257 386 514
Burpees 8 171 343 514 686
Crunches 5 107 214 321 429
Jumping Jacks 7.7 165 330 495 660
Lunges 4 86 171 257 343
Mountain Climbers 8 171 343 514 686
Push ups (vigorous effort) 8 171 343 514 686
Push-Ups (moderate effort) 3.8 81 163 244 326
Reverse Crunches 3 64 129 193 257
Sit-Ups 8 171 343 514 686
Squats 5.5 118 236 354 472
Squats (heavy effort) 8 171 343 514 686

How to calculate calories burned during a Push-Ups (moderate effort) session?

To estimate the calorie burn for Push-Ups (moderate effort) , we utilize the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) associated with the activity.

Push-Ups (moderate effort) has a MET value of 3.8, 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 Push-Ups (moderate effort): 3.8

The following is an example of how to estimate the number of calories burned during a 60-minute Push-Ups (moderate effort) session:
(180 / 2.20462) * 3.8 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 326

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 Push-Ups (moderate effort).

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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