The 5 activities below are based on the general description of Weight lifting, please select from the list below.

Each Weight lifting activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

The calories expended are given for a range of activities from weight lifting, body building, high intensity to weight lifting, free weights, low intensity. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the weight lifting duration.

Based on the the list of weight lifting activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 440 Calories for one hour of weight lifting.

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 377 Calories for one hour of weight lifting.

The mean calories burned per minute of weight lifting, based on the list of 5 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 7 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 6 Calories per minute.

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by weight lifting, body building, high intensity. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 517 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 444 Calories.

The weight lifting activity with the lowest calories burnt is weight lifting, free weights, low intensity, which for an average man in one hour burns 259 Calories, and for an average woman burns 222 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned Weight lifting.




Weight lifting - Energy Expenditure Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of weight lifting for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
weight lifting, body building, high intensity  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.
weight lifting, free weights, high intensity  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.
weight lifting, free weights, low intensity  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
weight lifting, free weights, medium intensity  Male=388 kcal, Female=333 kcal.
weight lifting, power lifting, high intensity  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.



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