Fitness energy expenditure: Calories, bodyweight, MET table
By Marina Aagaard, MFT
Fitness news: First overall overview table of fitness energy consumption
for various fitness training activities and workouts based on latest data.
In recent days, I have – for a magazine article – been busy calculating energy expenditure for different fitness exercise activities. It made me look for latest MET values, which I found, but spread over more pages.
Also, I found no overview of examples of calorie consumption at different bodyweights. Some examples are listed, but they are not complete and not yet with the latest data, e.g. for kettlebell workouts or baby strollers.
To establish an overview, I’ve calculated, drawn, sorted and translated data and color-coded the activities:
Green: Low effort MET <3. Yellow: Moderate effort MET 3-6. Red: Vigorous effort MET> 6.
Data can be used by for example personal trainers, dieticians, health counselors and dedicated exercisers.
Figures are based on latest MET values; Compendium of Physical Activities, CPA , Arizona State University. MET, metabolic equivalent of task, indicates how many times harder the activity is compared to rest, 1 MET.
Table. Fitness activities energy expenditure in Calories, kcal, per hour.
Free use of table for non-profit purposes with reference Marina Aagaard and or link marinaaagaardblog.com.
Enjoy your workout.