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February 24, 2011 7:16 PM
I was just wondering if anyone knows the approximate calories you burn doing strength training exercises? Like tonight I worked legs... is there any way to calculate the calories by time that I worked out?
February 24, 2011 7:20 PM
good point...i was wondering that out the other day...
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February 24, 2011 7:23 PM
There is a "strength training" listed under cardio on the exercise database. Also, http://www.nutristrategy.com/caloriesburned.htm has a huge list of everything you can think of doing and the calories it burns. If I can't find what I want here, I look there and then enter the info into the exercise database on MFP.
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February 24, 2011 7:23 PM
I have burn between 330-500 calories for 45-55 min strength training.
February 24, 2011 7:23 PM
Try this site: http://www.changingshape.com/resources/calculators/caloriesburnedcalculator.asp Just have to put in your weight, the length of time, and pick the exercise - when I checked for you, I chose Moderate Muscle Conditioning Exercise - it seems accurate.
February 24, 2011 7:23 PM
"Strength training" can be added as cardio on here. Do a search for it.
February 24, 2011 7:24 PM
Yes, there is actually a catagory under the same place you would put cardio info and time worked out. I think you can type strength training into that area and you should pull it up from the database. There is all sorts of activities in that section from anything like walking to housework. This will let you put in info and tell you how many calories you get for doing that activity.
February 24, 2011 7:31 PM
here is a neat site

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calories_burned.htm

then you can enter the calories on MFP!

or you can enter the time under circut training or calithenics - thats what I do!
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February 24, 2011 8:20 PM
Cool thanks everyone!!
February 24, 2011 9:59 PM
I'm working on the best way to enter it right now!!!! lol
February 24, 2011 10:05 PM
ive stopped logging my strength training, because it doesnt really affect the numbers on MFP.

if it burns something that i dont know about ,then that is a bonus.
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February 24, 2011 10:08 PM
bump. i was wondering the same thing!
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February 24, 2011 10:10 PM
Found it! If you go to enter an exercise, search under CARDIO, for strength training and it works it out! The other stuff I put under Calinethics :)
January 6, 2012 9:25 PM
I just looked up how many calories you typically burn per minute during weight training and it said between 8-10. Today I added under Cardio 30 Minutes Weight Training - 300 Calories Burned. I feel that's PREEETY Accurate.

This is the website I got that info from if you wanna have a looksy!

http://healthwellnesspost.com/how-many-calories-does-weight-lifting-burn.htm

Good Luck! :)
Edited by julianaLH On January 6, 2012 9:25 PM
October 16, 2012 6:58 PM
Thank you all for your responses to this question. I did add it nder strength training so I can track what I accomplish but also added it to cardio to get the calories.
October 16, 2012 8:02 PM
QUOTE:

I just looked up how many calories you typically burn per minute during weight training and it said between 8-10. Today I added under Cardio 30 Minutes Weight Training - 300 Calories Burned. I feel that's PREEETY Accurate.

This is the website I got that info from if you wanna have a looksy!

http://healthwellnesspost.com/how-many-calories-does-weight-lifting-burn.htm

Good Luck! :)

This seems a little high. I've seen 6.5 to 7 but more importantly, this is for time actively engaged in training and does not count time resting between set. The key benefit to strength training is not nessesarily the burn during but the overall hormonal and metabolic effect that included the increase burn for hours afterward.
November 21, 2012 7:38 PM
Hey guys how are you? Ok so I am a medical student almost a resident doctor. I am very disciplined for exercising and thought i share with you. Cardiovascular exercising is excellent for burning fat when you do interval training where you run at a certain speed to reach a high heart rate and then bring it down after a pattern series of time and continue doing that. Cardio will burn fat but also burns muscle at the same time! Therefore strength training is a must. Strength training not only burns calories and fat but obviously builds that muscle which is actually decreased with age and cardio. Therefore for a healthy body you must do healthy diet cardio and strength training. As we age muscle layer under skin depletes and fat layer increases therefore you may not see an increase in size if legs but under it all it is more fat. Prevent this by balancing strength training cardio and diet. Also for strength training never work the same muscle group everyday. It is researched and proved that all of our muscles need 4 days of rest before working it out again it is more harm than good to work out same muscle before the 4 days. So being in a busy life of work I do 2 days a week strength training for 90mins where i workout every part of my body with appropriate weights and form! I end up doing 490 reps and then in the 4 days gap I do 30 mins interval training on treadmill and then do strength trainging on 4th day. This is doable on a busy lifestyle and is more effective then anythig else most people do. Also strength training has a massive afterburn of calories affect after the intense 500 reps you do. Make 3 exercises for each muscles group and do 3 sets 10 reps each. Hope this helps cheers
February 7, 2013 10:49 PM
Thank you n_77. I really learned a lot from your response!!happy
February 8, 2013 6:38 AM
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Hey guys how are you? Ok so I am a medical student almost a resident doctor. I am very disciplined for exercising and thought i share with you. Cardiovascular exercising is excellent for burning fat when you do interval training where you run at a certain speed to reach a high heart rate and then bring it down after a pattern series of time and continue doing that. Cardio will burn fat but also burns muscle at the same time! Therefore strength training is a must. Strength training not only burns calories and fat but obviously builds that muscle which is actually decreased with age and cardio. Therefore for a healthy body you must do healthy diet cardio and strength training. As we age muscle layer under skin depletes and fat layer increases therefore you may not see an increase in size if legs but under it all it is more fat. Prevent this by balancing strength training cardio and diet. Also for strength training never work the same muscle group everyday. It is researched and proved that all of our muscles need 4 days of rest before working it out again it is more harm than good to work out same muscle before the 4 days. So being in a busy life of work I do 2 days a week strength training for 90mins where i workout every part of my body with appropriate weights and form! I end up doing 490 reps and then in the 4 days gap I do 30 mins interval training on treadmill and then do strength trainging on 4th day. This is doable on a busy lifestyle and is more effective then anythig else most people do. Also strength training has a massive afterburn of calories affect after the intense 500 reps you do. Make 3 exercises for each muscles group and do 3 sets 10 reps each. Hope this helps cheers


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February 8, 2013 6:44 AM
Click Add Exercise in the Cardiovascular area and search "strength training". Enter your minutes to find the general calories. I do this as well as tracking my strength training exercises below.
February 8, 2013 6:49 AM
It really, really depends on what exercises you're doing, how long your rests between sets are and how hard you're working. I'm only 5'2 so my calorie burns aren't as high as someone of 5'6, but I've just picked up strength again and I usually only burn 80-120 calories lifting for about 30-40 minutes.
February 8, 2013 7:06 AM
that's really helpful and comprehensive (better than anything a trainer has advised too) thanks! (n_77)
Edited by picklesuccess2013 On February 8, 2013 7:07 AM
October 6, 2013 7:54 PM
I'm sure it's all over the board as to how many calories you burn but of course it depends on intensity. I would suggest wearing a heart rate monitor and really see how you track. This is kind of fun as in 90 minutes I typically burn around 700 cal give or take which includes a small cardio warmup and cool down with 8 to 10 exercises at 3 sets each on average. My heart rate can sky rocket really fast and maintain a higher rate as if I were to do low cardio depending on rest time between reps. Play with this. Don't forget to push your muscles a little bit even on small reps to trick them into thinking they need to build. This will increase afterburn (More cals) and maintain muscle memory. Low weight high reps is not good all the time. Switch it up and have fun. I'm not an expert but this is the advice given to me and it makes sense.

Hope this helps,
October 6, 2013 7:59 PM
QUOTE:

I have burn between 330-500 calories for 45-55 min strength training.
This is about average and pretty accurate.

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October 6, 2013 9:46 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Hey guys how are you? Ok so I am a medical student almost a resident doctor. I am very disciplined for exercising and thought i share with you. Cardiovascular exercising is excellent for burning fat when you do interval training where you run at a certain speed to reach a high heart rate and then bring it down after a pattern series of time and continue doing that. Cardio will burn fat but also burns muscle at the same time! Therefore strength training is a must. Strength training not only burns calories and fat but obviously builds that muscle which is actually decreased with age and cardio. Therefore for a healthy body you must do healthy diet cardio and strength training. As we age muscle layer under skin depletes and fat layer increases therefore you may not see an increase in size if legs but under it all it is more fat. Prevent this by balancing strength training cardio and diet. Also for strength training never work the same muscle group everyday. It is researched and proved that all of our muscles need 4 days of rest before working it out again it is more harm than good to work out same muscle before the 4 days. So being in a busy life of work I do 2 days a week strength training for 90mins where i workout every part of my body with appropriate weights and form! I end up doing 490 reps and then in the 4 days gap I do 30 mins interval training on treadmill and then do strength trainging on 4th day. This is doable on a busy lifestyle and is more effective then anythig else most people do. Also strength training has a massive afterburn of calories affect after the intense 500 reps you do. Make 3 exercises for each muscles group and do 3 sets 10 reps each. Hope this helps cheers


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Pretty much! Unless you are talking about what/who he is, then I have no idea :)

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