Weight Lifting & Calisthenics Calories Burned Calculator
Estimate how many calories you burn lifting weights and doing bodyweight calisthenics training.
What Is The Calories Burned Weight Lifting & Bodyweight Exercise Calculator and How Does It Work?
The weight lifting and bodyweight exercise calculator estimates the number of calories burned while performing a specific exercise or workout (several exercises).
Aside from approximating total calories burned during a session, it also estimates calories burned per minute.
How does it estimate how many calories you burn?
Firstly, the calculator determines your metabolic rate or metabolism according to your weight.
What does that mean? Keep reading for a more detailed explanation.
If you take two people, one weighs 150 lbs and the other weighs 210 lbs, the person who weighs less will burn fewer calories during the same exact workout compared to the heavier individual.
Why is that?
A calorie is a unit of energy and a heavier person requires more energy to move their bodies or to perform activities.
Think of it like how a larger vehicle typically uses up more fuel than a smaller one. Weight affects fuel consumption (the amount of energy used).
But this also means that the heavier person expends more calories in a rested (non-exercising) state aka your metabolism.
The calculator uses a formula to approximate resting calories burned and then it factors in the duration of activity/activities performed to estimate the number of calories burned.
How To use The Weight Lifting and Bodyweight Exercise Calculator
The weight lifting and bodyweight exercise calculator isn’t quite as simple to use compared to a lot of our other health tools. However, it’s certainly not difficult to navigate if you keep things simple.
To ensure an easy experience for you, we’ve included step-by-step instructions in detail below.
Step 1: Choose your preferred unit of measurement: Imperial (lbs, hours, and minutes) or metric (kilograms, hours, and minutes).
Step 2: Enter your weight
Step 3: Enter the number of workout hours (.e.g, 1, 2, 3, etc).
Note: You can also use values under an hour. For example, .5 would be thirty minutes and .25 would be fifteen minutes. Make sure to put 0 in the minutes box or just use the minutes box in this case.
Step 4: Enter the number of workout minutes.
Note: Because there are 60 minutes in an hour, the max number of minutes that you can enter is 59. You must also enter either 0 or a value under an hour (e.g, .75 which is equal to 45 minutes).
If the workout is under an hour, we recommend putting 0 in the hours box and entering the number of workout minutes only.
Step 5: Select one or more exercises. Tip: Click directly on the exercise and not the empty box.
Note: While many will choose to do one or the other, a lot of people include both in their workouts. You can select any exercise combination to determine calories burned during your workouts.
Step 6: Press calculate!
Weight Lifting vs. Bodyweight Exercises/Calisthenics
We’re going to assume that most people know the difference between weight lifting/training and bodyweight exercises. Lifting weights involves exactly what the name implies, using free weights, machines, cables, or any other similar resistance training tools.
Calisthenics movements, on the other hand, use your body weight as a form of resistance. The calculator includes the following bodyweight exercises to choose from.
Does One Form Of Exercise Burn More Calories Than The Other?
Well, it depends…
Factors such as body weight, intensity, and duration of exercise determine how many calories you ultimately burn.
However, according to an article published by the Harvard Medical School, 30 minutes of calisthenics burns more calories than 30 minutes of weightlifting performed at the same intensity (1).
So, for example, someone who weighs 125 lbs will burn roughly 180 calories during 30 minutes of vigorous weight lifting, and 240 calories from 30 minutes of vigorous calisthenics.
The Calories Burned By Exercises calculator is a useful tool that anyone can use to determine the number of calories burned during certain exercises and activities.
How Can The Weight Lifting and Bodyweight Exercises Calculator Help You To Reach Your Goals?
Calories are the most important variable that determines body weight. Eat more than what your body needs and you’ll gain weight. Take in fewer calories than what your body requires and you’ll lose weight. Consume just enough for your size and you’ll remain the same body weight.
Of course, your basal metabolic rate, or metabolism, activity level, and other physiological factors determine how many calories you’ll need to lose, gain, or maintain your body weight.
And because you’re doing resistance training, we recommend using our macronutrient calculator to determine how many calories you should consume in the form of protein, fat, and carbs.
The weight lifting and bodyweight exercise calculator is a very useful and handy fitness-based tool that anyone can use.
Whether your goal is to lose, gain, or maintain your body weight, get fitter, or stay motivated, the calculator is one of the many resources that we offer to help you attain your goal physique or fitness level.
If you have any questions about the calculator, leave your comments below and we’d be more than happy to get back to you.