A jumping jack is a great bodyweight exercise that gives you a full-body strength and vascular workout. It’s a simple exercise you can do alone in the comfort of your home, or in a group setting at a gym. As a jumping jack is such a popular exercise many people wonder how many calories do jumping jacks actually burn.
An average person, weighing 136 pounds, burns 0.16 calories per jumping jack, which means that 100 jumping jacks burn 16 calories for the average person.
How Many Calories Do Jumping Jacks Burn Per Minute?
An average person burns 0.16 calories per jumping jack and the average person can do 50 jumping jacks per minute, which means an average person burns 8 calories per minute doing jumping jacks.
How Many Calories Do Jumping Jacks Burn Per Hour?
An average person burns 0.16 calories per jumping jack and the average person can do 3000 jumping jacks per hour, which means an average person burns 480 calories per hour doing jumping jacks.
How Many Calories Do Jumping Jacks Burn for The Average American?
Our earlier calculations assume that the average person weighs 136 pounds, which is the average weight of an adult internationally. The average weight of an American citizen however is 180 pounds.
The average American citizen, weighing 181 pounds, will burn 0.22 calories per jumping jack. Assuming that person can do 50 jumping jacks per minute, that person will burn 11 calories per minute and 660 calories per hour.
*Note: These are all estimations and will differ per person.
This article was last updated on July 21, 2021 .
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