How many calories can you burn lifting weights. ?? The short answer is, it depends. Many factors influence comes up with an actual number answers the question. The more practical answer is enough, more calories than you do sitting on the couch watching television. Basically, depending on the size, shape, age, gender and style of training, you can burn anywhere between 180 and 500 calories an hour lifting weights.
The general rule of thumb for training, weightlifting and calorie burning is that a kilogram of muscle burns more energy (calorie is a unit of energy) than a half kilo of fat. A kilo of muscle also weighs more than half a kilo of fat. So you could conceivably have a body consisting mostly of muscle mass and weighing more than you did in your previous form, which consisted of more fat pounds.
Statistically, half a kilo muscle burns about 6 calories per day, compared with only 2 calories per kilogram of fat. That means someone has more muscle actually burns more calories just sitting restfully than some made up more fat.
Many factors affect how many calories you burn during any activity. Age, weight, height and gender are the most immediate differences. Cardiovascular efficiency and body mass index are two others.
The type of exercise can also affect the number of calories you can burn. Doing circuits in weight exercises broken up with cardiovascular exercises with little or no breaks in between will burn more energy than maxing out and rest 5, 10 or 15 minutes in between exercises. That’s not to say that exercises where you max out not valuable. On the contrary. They are very valuable to build strength and muscle mass, they just do not burn as many calories at once.
Depending on these factors, the average adult expect to burn between about 180 and 500 calories one hour lifting weights. Cardiovascular exercises such as running, biking, hiking and swimming tend to burn more calories than static exercises that do not raise your heart rate as much as weightlifting. Moreover, a smaller, lighter person usually burn fewer calories doing the same workout as a heavier person. But calories are only one measure of weight loss and management. Actual weight, body mass index, and simply how you feel in your clothes can mean more.