Compare the calories burned doing plyometrics to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.
One of the best things about calories burned doing plyometrics is that you’re likely to put on a little muscle and get a little definition in the process of doing your workout. Burning calories is great, after all, but it’s nice to have something underneath all that fat when you manage to get rid of it all. Which is what makes plyometrics an ideal exercise to burn calories and lose weight. You lose the weight and you get the muscle and definition too.
Another great thing about calories burned doing plyometrics is that plyometrics are so easy to do. You don’t really need any equipment to do plyometrics beyond maybe a wall or a hill, depending on the kinds of exercises you are doing.
And finally, plyometrics burn calories. Lots of them, assuming you’re willing to put a bit of effort in. So if you’re looking for something that’s easy to do and will help with your weight loss goals, plyometrics are certainly worth considering.
Plyometrics – Calories Burned
The amount of calories burned doing plyometrics will depend on a few things. One of them is your weight, and another is how vigorous your plyometrics routine is.
All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Plyometrics Calories Burned – Light
- If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 207 calories burned doing plyometrics 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
Plyometrics Calories Burned – Heavy
- If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 472 calories burned doing plyometrics 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
So as you can see there is quite a difference between calories burned doing plyometrics at a slow pace and calories burned doing plyometrics at a faster pace. Like most exercises and activities the faster and harder you go the more calories you are going to burn and the closer to your weight loss goals you will get.
You might also have noticed that your weight plays a big part in the amount of calories burned doing plyometrics. If you don’t weigh much you might consider wearing a weight vest to up your weight and the calories burned doing plyometrics. Alternatively, you can fill a backpack with something heavy, which achieves the same effect.
To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.