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calories burned for push ups

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I like doing push ups. I would like to know how many calories burned for push ups?
asked Jan 13, 2013 in Health by anonymous

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It is possible to estimate the calories burned in push ups by using the MET data (Metabolic Equivalent of Task).
But weight is required in order to calculate calories burned.
I use Met Calculations for the following activity: calisthenics (e.g., push ups, sit ups, pull-ups, jumping jacks), vigorous effort (MET= 8).
Calories are per 1 hour of activity(same for male or female).
(man/woman) weighing 50 kg = 400 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 55 kg = 480 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 60 kg = 480 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 65 kg = 520 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 70 kg = 560 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 75 kg = 600 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 80 kg = 640 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 85 kg = 680 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 90 kg = 720 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 95 kg = 760 calories.
(man/woman) weighing 100 kg = 800 calories.

source of data > https://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/
answered Jan 13, 2013 by Dan Kleinerman (2,960 points)