Calories Burned Running in Place

Compare the calories burned running in place to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.

The amount of calories burned running in place wont be all that different from the amount of calories burned running or jogging with forward momentum. That said, if you have space constraints, if you find yourself in prison, for instance, or just really don’t want to venture out in to the nasty weather outside then you will likely be happy with calories burned running in place.

Calories burned running in place are also good because as little equipment as you need to go running or jogging, you need even less to run in place. On carpet or even hardwood floors, for instance, you could easily run in your socks, and wouldn’t need running shoes.

So if you feel like going for a run but cant be bothered to step outside, if there is something particularly compelling on TV, for instance, then running place is an easy alternative to help burn calories and get you closer to your weight loss goals.

Calories Burned – Running in Place

The amount of calories burned running in place will vary, depending on what your pace is, or in the case of running in place, how fast you pump those legs. Your weight, as you will see below, also has an impact on the number of calories burned running in place.

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 Running in Place – Slow

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 531 calories burned running in place per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 633 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 735 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 838 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Running in Place – Moderate

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 679 calories burned running in place per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 809 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 940 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 1070 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Running in Place – Fast

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 826 calories burned running in place per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 985 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 1144 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 1303 calories burned per hour

So as you can see, the amount of calories burned running in place varies quite a bit depending on the pace you set for yourself. Like just about any form of exercise, the higher the pace you set for yourself, the more calories burned and more weight lost.

You probably also noticed that your weight matters for the amount of calories burned. One easy way to up the amount of calories burned running in place, then, is to throw on a weight vest while running in place, which will make you heavier and the effort required to run in place greater.

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