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How are the calorie figures for each exercise calculated?
Posted by Weightplan.com Support on 28 November 2012 11:48 AM

The calorie figures for all exercises are worked out for you personally.  We are all different shapes, sizes and ages and burn calories at different rates.  We use your personal stats together with a standardised calorie burn rate to calculate the approximate amount of energy burnt during activity.

The METs value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) is used to calculate energy burnt.

Examples of typical METS values include:

Activity

METs 

Approx KCals burnt/hr 

Walking 3.0 mph (4.8 km/h)

3.3

215

Cycling, leisure

4.0

260

Weight Training/Gym

5.0

325

Jogging

7.0

455

Pushups, situps, pullups

8.0

520

Rope jumping (skipping)

10.0

650

 

You can find more information here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_equivalent


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