What are the Calories Burned by Exercise

The calories burned by exercise obviously matter because it contributes to the energy balance.

Meaning, it will help you to burn more calories that you’re eating, so you’ll lose weight (presuming that’s your goal).

But how many calories are burned during different types of exercise?

What type of workouts burn the most calories?

Does everyone burn the same amount?

That’s what I’ll talk about in this video.

Two things I want to mention that I didn’t in the video:

  1. NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis, the calories you burn moving around during the day, pacing, fidgeting etc. If you’re exhausted from your workout and as such spend the rest of the day on the sofa, you may burn fewer calories over the course of the day in total even if your workout was a torcher.
  2. EPOC is excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, otherwise known as the ‘afterburn’. Resistance workouts (and the resulting muscle you get) don’t burn as much as cardio during a workout, but keep your body burning calories for long after. Cardio like jogging stops almost as soon as you finish your run. This is rarely taken into account when a workout states a particular calorie burn either.


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