How many calories do you burn playing Basketball?

Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 549 calories per hour playing Basketball. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn playing Basketball or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
playing Basketball

549


Basketball might not be the first sport you think about if you looking for a sport to burn some calories, but it can be very effective. Basketball is loads of fun, and for a lot of people it is way more attractive then spending hours in the gym.

The number of calories burned during a basketball game depends on several factors. There is a big difference in between shooting hoops or playing a competitive game on a high level. Your body weight matter too. The heavier you are, the higher your energy expenditure will be.

Calories burned with Team Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
American Football 4 86 171 257 343
Baseball 4 86 171 257 343
Basketball 6.4 137 274 411 549
Field Hockey 7.5 161 321 482 643
Handball 7.5 161 321 482 643
Lacrosse 7.8 167 334 502 669
Rugby 7.4 159 317 476 634
Soccer 7 150 300 450 600
Softball 4 86 171 257 343
Volleyball 4 86 171 257 343

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned playing Basketball?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Basketball. The MET value of Basketball = 6.4. We multiply the MET value with the person's body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 pounds
MET value of Basketball: 6.4
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Basketball for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 6.4 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 274 kcal

With 30 minutes of playing Basketball you burn 274 kcal.