Calories Burned Rowing

Compare the calories burned rowing to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.

The amount of calories burned rowing will vary, but one of the best things about burning calories on a rowing machine is that it is a fairly unique kind of aerobic workout. Unlike a lot of other aerobic workouts like running or sprinting, you’re using your upper body just as much as your lower body. Calories burned rowing, then, are good because they introduce a little variety in to your workout routine.

One of the drawbacks, however, of calories burned rowing is that you have to have access to a rowing machine, or a rowing club, to get a rowing workout in. Unlike jogging, for instance, you cant just slap on a pair of runners and go rowing along the sidewalk. But if you have access to the equipment, rowing is a great workout that will help you lose weight.

Another great thing about rowing is that it does burn a fair amount of calories, which will help you get that much closer to your weight loss goals.

Calories Burned – Rowing

There are a few different variables that will decide the amount of calories burned rowing. One is your weight. Another is the intensity at which you do the rowing.

All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Calories Burned Rowing – Slow

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 207 calories burned rowing per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 246 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 286 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 326 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Rowing – Moderate

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 413 calories burned rowing per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 493 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 572 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 651 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Rowing – Fast

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 502 calories burned rowing per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 598 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 695 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 791 calories burned per hour

So as should be obvious, the pace that you go about rowing will have a big impact on the number of calories burned rowing. A slow rowing pace is better than nothing, but to get the full effect and burn as many calories as possible you want to maintain a high pace. To maintain a high pace over time, however, will take practice, so don’t be frustrated if at first you cant keep it up.

To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.