A sit-up is a great bodyweight exercise that gives you a full abdominal 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 sit-up is such a popular exercise many people wonder how many calories sit-ups actually burn.
An average person, weighing 137 pounds, burns 0.3 calories per sit-up, which means that 100 sit-ups will burn approximately 30 calories.
How Many Calories Do Sit-Ups Burn Per Minute?
An average person burns 0.3 calories per sit-up and the average person can do 30 sit-ups per minute, which means an average person burns 9 calories per minute doing sit-ups.
How Many Calories Do Sit-Ups Burn Per Hour?
An average person burns 0.3 calories per sit-up and the average person can do 1800 sit-ups per hour, which means an average person burns 540 calories per hour doing sit-ups.
How Many Calories Do Sit-Ups Burn for The Average American?
Our earlier calculations assume that the average person weighs 137 pounds, which is the average weight of an adult internationally. The average weight of an American citizen however is 181 pounds.
The average American citizen, weighing 181 pounds, will burn 0.36 calories per sit-up. Assuming that person can do 30 sit-ups 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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