How many calories do you burn with Weight lifting?

Someone weighing 180 lbs burns approximately 411 kilocalories per hour with Weight lifting. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Weight lifting or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
with Weight lifting


Calories burned with Strength Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Weight lifting 4.8 103 206 309 411

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Weight lifting?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Weight lifting. The MET value of Weight lifting = 4.8. We multiply the MET value with the person\'s body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the duration in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 lbs
MET value of Weight lifting: 4.8
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Weight lifting for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180/2.20462) * 4.8 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 206

30 minutes of Weight lifting burns 206 kcal.