Calories Burned Skipping

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

One of the best things about calories burned skipping are that they are fun calories to burn. Skipping is just challenging enough to be fun, and if you ever manage to become an expert you can always mix your skipping up by doing crossovers and getting the rope to go under your feet two or even three times per jump.

Another of the great things about calories burned skipping is that there isn’t much that you need to get in to skipping. The only real equipment you need is a skipping rope, and the actual skipping can be done just about anywhere. There is no requirement to go to a gym or even go outside if you have sufficiently high ceilings.

Perhaps the best thing about calories burned skipping is that skipping burns a surprising amount of calories. For what seems like such a stationary activity, you are actually burning a lot of calories and getting closer to your weight loss goals, assuming you can keep up a decent pace.

Calories Burned – Skipping

The amount of calories burned skipping is dependent on a few things. One is your weight. It takes more effort for a heavy person to jump, after all. Another is the pace that you skip at.

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 Skipping – Slow Pace

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 472 calories burned skipping per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 563 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 654 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 745 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Skipping – Moderate Pace

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 590 calories burned skipping per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 704 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 817 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 931 calories burned per hour

Calories Burned Skipping – Fast Pace

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 708 calories burned skipping per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 844 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 981 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 1117 calories burned per hour

Even a t a leisurely pace the calories burned skipping are high, though if you can keep a high pace your calories burned, and the consequent weight loss will be significantly higher.

And your weight does matter a lot when considering the amount of calories burned skipping. One creative thing you could do to significantly increase the number of calories burned skipping is to wear a weight vest. Another is to just fill a backpack with something heavy and skip away.

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