How many calories do you burn with Weight Training?

Weight Training burns an average of 532 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Weight Training or other activities.

Calories burned with Indoor Gym Workouts (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Cycling on a hometrainer 8.4 180 360 540 720
Elliptical trainer 5 107 214 321 429
Fitness 5 107 214 321 429
Gymnastics 3.2 69 137 206 274
HIIT Workout 8 171 343 514 686
Jumping Rope 11.8 253 506 759 1012
Treadmill 11 236 472 707 943
Weight Training 6.2 133 266 399 532

How do we calculate how many calories Weight Training burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Weight Training is used.

Weight Training has a MET of 6.2.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Weight Training: 6.2

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 6.2 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 532

MET

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Weight Training.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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