How many calories do you burn doing Jumping Jacks?

You will burn around 10 calories for every minute doing Jumping Jacks. The average amount of Burpees in one minute is 50. Doing the math, this means one Jumping Jack equals 0.2 calories. With 100 Jumping Jacks you will burn approximately 20 calories.

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Burpees - Crunches - Lunges - Push-Ups - Sit-Ups - Squats

Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 660 calories per hour doing Jumping Jacks. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn doing Jumping Jacks or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
doing Jumping Jacks

660


The Jumping Jack (check Wikipedia for overall information) is a an aerobic exercise. The basic movement is performed in three steps :

  • Stand straight with your legs together 
  • Jump into the air. As you jump, spread your legs about 30 inches apart. While doing this, stretch your arms out and over your head.
  • Jump back to the starting position.

Repeat these steps as long as you can. Every 100 reps of Jumping Jacks will burn approximately 20 calories.

Calories burned with Home exercises (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Abs Exercises 7 150 300 450 600
Bridges (Butt lift) 6 129 257 386 514
Burpees 8 171 343 514 686
Crunches 5 107 214 321 429
Jumping Jacks 7.7 165 330 495 660
Lunges 4 86 171 257 343
Mountain Climbers 8 171 343 514 686
Push-Ups 8 171 343 514 686
Sit-Ups 8 171 343 514 686
Squats 5.5 118 236 354 472
Squats, heavy effort 8 171 343 514 686

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned doing Jumping Jacks?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Jumping Jacks. The MET value of Jumping Jacks = 7.7. 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 Jumping Jacks: 7.7
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Jumping Jacks for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 7.7 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 330 kcal

With 30 minutes of doing Jumping Jacks you burn 330 kcal.